There are plenty of museums from which to choose in the Sarasota are.
The Ringling: Here, you’ll find a vast collection of circus memorabilia and art, alongside a new Center for Asian Art.
South Florida Museum: Located near Sarasota in Bradenton, the South Florida Museum provides visitors with three attractions. There’s an art museum, as well as the Parker Manatee Aquarium. Finally, there’s the Bishop Planetarium, complete with a state-of-the-art projection experience.
Sarasota Classic Car Museum: Are you a car aficionado? Then you’ll love the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, the country’s second oldest.
Sarasota is known for the fun that can be had outdoors.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: Meander through mangrove forests, take in views of the bay, and enjoy the likes of bamboo, orchids, banyan trees, and more. There’s even a koi pond, butterfly garden, and an elevated children’s rainforest garden, ideal for the kids!
Siesta Key Beach: Siesta Key Beach has been called the most beautiful beach in the world, thanks to its fine, white sand and expansive shoreline.
Myakka River State Park: From a scenic river to diverse wildlife, this park allows visitors to enter a realm seemingly trapped in time. Enjoy the scenery, or head out to canoe, kayak, fish, or hike.
Between an Amish village and historical parks, there’s certainly something for everyone in Sarasota.
Pinecraft Amish/Mennonite Community: Browse the one-of-a-kind crafts and housewares produced by the approximately 3,000 Amish and Mennonite residents in Pinecraft. Make sure to stop by Yoder’s Amish Restaurant for chocolate cake.
Manatee Village Historical Park: Travel back in time by visiting Manatee Village Historical Park. You’ll find a courthouse from 1860, a church from 1887, a one-room schoolhouse, and much more. In total, there are 14 landmarks to explore.
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary: Experience an array of animals in naturalistic habitats, from monkeys and camels to lions and tigers. Some have even been rescued and are being nursed back to health!
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