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Ranked #1 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
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 55 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 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Gardens; Historic Walking Areas
A sprawling botanical garden.
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Ranked #5 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #6 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #7 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Scenic Drives; State Parks

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 #8 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: 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 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Malls; Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Find over 100 specialty stores and restuarants at this outdoor mall.
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Ranked #11 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
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Ranked #12 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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 #13 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #14 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Bridges; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Ships; Landmarks
Dinner cruise.
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Ranked #18 of 55 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 #19 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Gardens; Zoos
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 #22 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Marinas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Nontando is both an online and retail enterprise specializing in African Decor, Gifts and Art. We have been operating since... more » Owner description: Nontando is both an online and retail enterprise specializing in African Decor, Gifts and Art. We have been operating since 2003. Our retail store in Sarasota has one of the largest and most diverse selection of African Conversational Art, Unique Gifts and Decor you will find anywhere. Our product categories include Stone and Wood Carvings, Ceramics, Jewelry, Masks, Furniture, Lighting, Apparel, Metal Sculptures, Framework, Stationery, Candles, Music and lots more. We travel to Africa annually on our buying trips and our products are sourced direct from many different regions in Africa. « less
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Ranked #25 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #26 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #28 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #29 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Concerts; Performances; Symphonies; Nature and Parks
Ranked #30 of 55 attractions in Sarasota
Category: Airport services; Airport & ground transfers; Transportation; Nature and Parks
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