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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
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Category: ; Art Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of... more » Owner description: The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of Art, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater. « less
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Ca d' Zan is one of many things travelers can visit when buying general admission to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  It cannot be visited without tickets to the... more »

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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Performances; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the... more » Owner description: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences. This theatre's rotating schedule allows for five different plays to be performed on the same weekend! For details on performances, show times, tickets, play descriptions, and seat selection call our box office or visit our website! « less
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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Gardens; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
A sprawling botanical garden.
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Category: Biking Trails; Outdoors
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Located at the Mote Marine Laboratory, this is home to a 135,000 gallon outdoor shark tank and many other marine species.
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Scenic Drives; State Parks; Outdoors

The park is a great day trip for families. The airboat trip on the lake is well worth it..you always get to see an alligator. The canopy walk is also one of those things the... more »

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Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Owner description: Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the Gulf Coast region, bringing the best in... more » Owner description: Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the Gulf Coast region, bringing the best in Contemporary plays, musicals, and comedy to the Sarasota community since 1973. An Equity theatre, the FST campus is a village of theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres,the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and the new John C. Court Cabaret. In January 2014 we opened our fifth venue, The Bowne Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact - providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre.FST has modeled itself on the strength of creating the best in contemporary theatre at an affordable price. Overall, FST serves over 160,000 attendees per year through its major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development. « less
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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning... more » Owner description: Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning Center, where you can see up to 250 birds of 30 different species up close and personal every day. Family Friendly Pricing of $6 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12. Educational tours available upon prior request. (Former site of Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary) « less
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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Outdoors
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Bridges; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Category: Operas; Symphonies; Theaters & Stadiums
A good place for cultural entertainment.
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Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Ships; Cultural
Dinner cruise.
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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
The SCCM has over 100 antique, classic, vintage, collectible and rare cars on display.
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Boat Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Gardens; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere... more » Owner description: An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday. « less
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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Owner description: Jung charters offers weekly bareboat rentals ranging from 32 feet to 46 feet. We specialize in Grand Banks Yachts - the... more » Owner description: Jung charters offers weekly bareboat rentals ranging from 32 feet to 46 feet. We specialize in Grand Banks Yachts - the Rolls Royce of trawlers. We have been in business since 1979 and our boats are berthed at the Ramada Inn Airport Marina in Sarasota, Fl. « less
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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
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Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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