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Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy

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Address: 2121 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone Number: (941) 364-3399
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Awesome!!!!!!

This funky little museum is fabulous! Outdoor sculpture and indoor art of all kinds. Free admission with donation box. staff and volunteers full of enthusiasm. This place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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St. Simons Island Georgia
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St. Simons Island Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This funky little museum is fabulous! Outdoor sculpture and indoor art of all kinds. Free admission with donation box. staff and volunteers full of enthusiasm. This place is building on so you will get some noise but I highly recommend. Take pictures so much fun! Highly recommend all ages!!!

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sarasota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place is simply delightful in every way! A must see! Inside and outside Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy is a visual overload of wonder1

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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111 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Friends took Lynn and me to the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy recently. We were encouraged to photograph the art (how unusual!) which included soft sculptures, paintings, metal installations and morre. The gallery is on a pretty sizable property with lots of parking both at the museum and at their lot next door. We spent quite a while walking... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
37 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We've been meaning to go here for years, and finally made it last week. It was a very interesting place with many truly beautiful displays. The ladies' bathroom was amazing! I took lots of photos and enjoyed the visit. My husband enjoyed it, but not as much as I did. They are busy putting on another addition to their building,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went with another couple and had a great time! I loved all the different mediums of art which I found inspiring.From large sculptures to small ceramic figures to oil paintings.... As we wandered around, you could hear lots of laughter and the interactive laser show in the adjacent room is not to be missed. The outside was very pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The outdoors areas abound with flamingos and whimsical sculptures. Lots of places to sit. Free but a modest donation is welcomed. Friendly volunteers. Even the restrooms display stuff. They are adding a cafe and a gift shop.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is a hodge podge of stuff. There is no rhyme or reason but it's silly fun for a rainy day.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

so light hearted and interesting.. love the outside for special events..the art and displays seen here will never be seen anywhere else...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit. A happy feeling takes over as you enter the parking lot! Volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. We want to go back when the cafe is completed. Only suggestion is to offer a tour. We noticed a group tour and would have loved to have gone on one ourselves to learn more about the owner and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great place to visit for a quiet afternoon!! Art work is personally selected by owner!! We were privileged to hear the owner speak!! There are artists featured from time to time that one can meet at evening functions at the museum!! If you are looking for a traditional art experience -- this place is not for you -- but if... More 

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