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Sarasota: Circus History Tour

Product ID: 254682
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Learn about the origins of Sarasota as a circus town. Visit exciting historical landmarks that harken back to the fanciful days of the Barnum & Bailey circus. Glide through town in style in a retro tramcar.
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Duration: 2 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • Pick up local insight into the early days of Sarasota
  • See the original train cars used to transport the circus
  • Visit the Circus Walk of Fame on St. Armands Key
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Learn about the vibrant history of Saratoga as a circus hotspot on a vintage, air-conditioned trolley. As you visit key city landmarks, you’ll hear stories of the colorful cast of circus characters, showmen, and performers who called Sarasota home during the heyday of “the greater show on earth.” 

See where a family of little people lived, as well as the former enclosure of M’Toto the gorilla. Learn about John Ringling, Charles Ringling and Ida Ringling North and how they build Sarasota to be what it is today. Visit Bob’s Train, the St. Armands Key, and many other circus city stops as you traipse through beautiful Sarasota.
  • 90-minute trolley tour
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities — it is recommended to tip the guide/driver 15-20% at end of the tour

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• This tour is nonrefundable

From US$ 49 per person

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