“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages …”The circus has long attracted people of all ages and nationalities, awed by feats of human daring and skill, animal exhibits, and sights not seen in everyday life. For true circus lovers, there can be no greater vacation destination than Sarasota, FL. Home to the famous Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and the longest running youth circus in America, Sarasota brings all the thrills of the circus, combined with beautiful weather and pristine white sand beaches. […]
You probably know that Sarasota is famous for its beautiful beaches, but did you know it is also famous for its Ringling Circus heritage?
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was a world-renowned show that traveled across the United States, and had its winter headquarters settled in Sarasota. One of the brothers, John Ringling, was a great deal of importance in the modern development in Sarasota. He also bought water front land, which he then built a mansion on and later built a museum to hold him and his wife, Mable’s, collection of Baroque art. It wasn’t long before John became extremely wealthy and bought the American Circus Corporation, thus owning every traveling circus in America. During this time he traveled Europe while adding to his art collection, which is now the couples growing legacy: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; a unique gem of Sarasota. […]