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Museums

Siesta Key Attractions

Perfect for those rainy Florida days, explore one of the many museums in Sarasota during your next vacation

The Ringling

As one of the Gulf’s premier attractions The Ringling incorporates the personal collections of artworks from circus baron John Ringling and his wife, Mable, at what is now the State Art Museum of Florida. The Ringling complex consists of the John & Mable Ringling Art Museum, Ca d’Zan (the Ringling’s winter home), and the Circus Museum. There is plenty to do and see here for almost a full day spent exploring this unique museum.

Florida Maritime Museum

Located in the historic fishing village of Cortez, north of Sarasota, the Florida Maritime Museum offers visitors a chance to learn about Florida’s maritime history. Exhibits include historic photographs, artifacts, and boat replicas that showcase Florida’s fishing and maritime heritage.

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

For a real taste of the whimsical side of Florida, visit the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy. This cheerful gallery features offbeat, paintings, sculptures, and other various artwork from living artist Marietta herself.

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

If you love classic cars, then a visit to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum would be worth your time. Recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the nation, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum rotates out antique, exotic, European, and one-of-a-kind classic cars for visitors to view.

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Discover and learn about Florida’s Gulf Coast at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. Located a bit further north of Sarasota, in Bradenton, visitors can visit the Museum of Science and Nature, The Planetarium, and The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat.