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“Understated”

Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy
Ranked #15 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Understated”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Just opened for the season, when I stopped by on my way to the airport. It was so pleasant to walk through and view various pieces. There is even a outdoor garden with sculptures and places to sit and take a moment to collect your thoughts. They say the next thing to get added will be a coffee shop with things to eat out in the garden.

Visited November 2013
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Sarasota, FL
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98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Sarasota's Marietta Museum has reopened this Season with lots of new "whimsey."”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

It's just a few weeks after the grand October reopening of the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsey, Sarasota's only FREE museum,but many new additions and replacements to the collection are brightening up the inside and garden. It's early yet, because Mary (one of the Mariettas) will no doubt add other goodies as the months roll by. We saw a lot of new paintings, collages, constructions, statues, plus many chairs of many colors, benches and an old fashioned glider in the garden for sitting and contemplating your whimsical surroundings. Quite an experience, the Whimsey museum is one of a kind in Sarasota and I think you could visit often and find something new each time in the world of whimsical "objets" to lighten your mood.

Visited November 2013
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Siesta Key, Florida
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So FUN!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We attended the "Grand Opening" way back when, and it wowed us then, as it does today! What a unique, fun treasure! Very engaging, light-hearted, and so aptly named! Go visit! (It's almost impossible to write a review without using exclamation points for every sentence.)!

Visited January 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“ATrue Gem”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Love Love Love this place......This is definitely a hidden gem here in Sarasota. We passed by for months before finally stopping in. Fun and lively with all kinds of neat artwork on display both inside and outside. The garden was by far our favorite!

Visited April 2013
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sarasota, fl
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“A happy place”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is a treat for the soul. It delights the child in each of us. Every item on display provokes a smile and often a gasp of amazement.
I have visited with my grandchildren and friends who are no longer young, and everyone was delighted. Each visit, there is something new to experience.
Do not miss the restrooms!

Visited April 2013
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