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Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Such a fun and happy place; had a smile on my face the whole time. Go early ( 1pm) as it gets very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daria F
Madison, Connecticut
What a wonderful place!

What a fun place! Every time you turn a corner, there's something new and interesting to see. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Closed for the summer Reopening November 24, 2017 (the day after Thanksgiving)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2121 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8344
+1 941-364-3399
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am an award winning Artist and Visual Communicator who has been coming to the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy for the past 5 years. It has always been a pleasurable and comfortable experience to be in my element until today. We arrived at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bob n
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is no accounting for taste, and what one person finds uninteresting, another will consider memorable. For me, the museum had only one artist whose work I found excellent, and his boiled-potato shadow-boxes are displayed at the entrance. I lasted at the museum for about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a fun and happy place; had a smile on my face the whole time. Go early ( 1pm) as it gets very busy and hard to park

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daria F
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun place! Every time you turn a corner, there's something new and interesting to see. There are three or four buildings and a beautiful outdoor space, all with varying types of art, from wonderful metal sculptures of zebras, crocodiles, flamingos (most of their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank krashtestdummy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in you are allowed to take pictures outside with a camera but inside only cell phone pictures are allowed. They ask you up front for a donation but it is up to you. We gave. They have stuff that is for sale but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience! One of the most feel good places to visit. Talk about Whimsical...that's putting it mildly. My husband and I were very impressed with this "Museum." Everywhere and everything you see puts a smile on your face. The staff are so welcoming. All...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lynnmyrac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place. Not for everyone. You have to be somewhat adventuresome and have an open mind. It was a bit on the smaller side of my expectations. One nice feature is many times one of the artists may be on site. That was very cool.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The opposite of the Dali museum, this is fanciful and fun! We wished we could buy all sorts of stuff. We went on a colder day so the place was full of people—but we had not trouble seeing the art.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kcrobkrieger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enchanting, delightful and fun! You can’t help but smile at some of these whimsical, colorful creations. There is a very pleasant garden meandering under sprawling live oaks, filled with unusual and creative art works. Many very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers wander the premises to answer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Phancy88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has a great collection of excellent art work. The quantity and quality are top notch. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 1, 2019|
Response from Msjoannwil | Reviewed this property |
We took our time, 1 - 1 1/2 hr.
Michael A
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Jeffery1950 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, a $5 donation is suggested. It's worth every cent, Works out at one cent per smile. Jeff.