Hurry, Hurry, Hurry – step right up! See the dancing bears and high wire acts. There’s nothing else in the world quite like it! For those of us who are fans of the traveling circus, those words quickly ring excitement into our ears – as they have to many people for many years. But where does the circus go when it is not traveling to our hometowns? Could it be that there is a place where we could enjoy the history, amazement and glamour of the circus year round? Come with me today to the home of the traveling circus – The Ringling located in Sarasota, Florida.
The Ringling is a large museum type campus that is filled with historic Ringling Brothers circus memorabilia, along with the Ringling estate, art museum, Asolo Theater, plus rolling gardens and landscaping throughout. Touring the campus can easily become a full day event – but one that brings with it a multitude of fun for the entire family.