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“just a little piece of Florida” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy

Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy
2121 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 364-3399
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Ranked #5 of 54 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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sarasota fl
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“just a little piece of Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

See the alligators and go for an airboat ride. The bird walk is a great place to see flamingos. Fun for the family

Visited June 2014
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Art Museum & Gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The displays are all well done, and bright & cheery. Everyone working there are very helpful and friendly. One lady even suggested taking our picture with the "Flying Pigs" sculptures! Great picture. For a really relaxing and enjoyable time don't miss this priceless jewel -- and it was within walking distance of our hotel.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A Magical Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is just a wonderland and fun place to be. There is no set admission, but they encourage donations. Beautiful gardens, whimsical garden sculptures, a museum with all kinds of 'happy' art. My friends and I like to meet here, just to sit in the gardens and visit, soaking up all the positive energy that this place offers!

Visited May 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Free Admission but they do accept donations. Totally unique art, sculpture, and whimsical items will amaze inside (including the bathrooms) and outside in the parking lot and the gardens. Kind of expected it to be "tacky" but it definitely was not. Plan on nearly an hour to see it all. Understand that they're closing for the summer for expansion. Worth waiting for.

Visited April 2014
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Dunedin, Florida
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“Delightful whimsey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This relatively new museum in Sarasota is a gem. From the parking lot to the exhibits inside, the collection makes you smile. They have plans to expand this summer while closed, building a gift shop and café. It's full of upbeat docents and unique art. Amazingly, it's free. Wander around the grounds and take in the sculpture. Sit in the garden with a good book and relax on the gliders in the yard. Only open 3 days a week; just plan your trip to include a visit to this remarkable new museum. You'll definitely want to take pictures!

Visited April 2014
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