We visited on a Monday, when the Art Museum is free. And what an art museum! As a blind/visually impaired visitor, I was very impressed by the open layout of the museum (which helped me stay spacially oriented), and by the huge size of many of the works of art (which helped me make out some of the painting's figures and subjects). Many paintings occupied entire walls. This museum, and the entire grounds, is fully compliant with the provisions of the ADA, and handicapped visitors will feel welcome here. The handicapped bathrooms are spacious and spotless. Anyway, for the rest of the visitors, you will find a TON of free things to do while on the grounds of The Ringling. The grove of Banyan Trees, Mable's Rose Garden, the Bayfront Gardens, and the Secret Garden occupied much of our remaining time. The outdoor central courtyard at the Art Museum was spectacular. We didn't pay for any of the admission venues, so I cannot comment on them. I will comment on the extremely helpful and courteous staff working there. We were stopped several times and asked if they could be of assistance to us, and were offered explanations of what we were seeing and where to go to find other sights on the campus. Very professional staff, and a very stunning and beautiful museum campus. A must-see while in Sarasota!
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