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“Art & Whimsy is right!”

Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy
Ranked #15 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Art & Whimsy is right!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

This free, unique, delightful museum includes magical gardens and even fun parking lot sculptures. It keeps evolving and whimsy with beauty are the key descriptors. Make a stop here to find plenty of smiles in the beautiful art and in the purely fun creations.

Visited September 2013
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West Bend, WI
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127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A light-hearted, fun, FREE museum”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's hard to describe this museum other than saying there's a little of this kind of art and a little of that kind of crafts and a little of ... Well, you get the idea. We peeked around inside and out in their gardens finding this cute thing and that piece of art, sculptures in the parking lot and everything in-between. Give it a try for a couple of hours of fun. Even the restrooms are unique.

Visited March 2014
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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351 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“A Light-hearted Look at Museum Going”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Here is a museum that makes you feel like fun. The first thing you see on entering is an extremely life-like wax figure of a guard watching the front door. He is reported to have been approached often with questions. There will be no answer and one has to really look closely to see that he's not alive. The rest of the museum is a riot of color, art and interesting and odd articles of all descriptions. The name includes the word "Whimsy" and that's exactly what you get. Shamble through the two main rooms and out to the back garden where the whimsy continues. Plan on sitting somewhere out there on a couch made in the shape of an animal. Light refreshments are available under a porch to the right. Ask the docent/volunteers to turn on the light show in the main room to the left of the main entrance. The lights are sound-activated and create a wonderful visual effect. Admission is free - donations are accepted.

Visited March 2014
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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427 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“nice to visit”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

done very well ,and very small but worth stopping to see. a lot of different art work and outside artwork also through pathways

Visited March 2014
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Sarnia, Canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Whimsical and free!”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Small but wonderful display of artwork. Kids were complaining «not another art gallery», until they got in and were mesmerized by the playfulness of the artwork. We loved it and left a donation. They even provided some free refreshments outside. wow.

Visited March 2014
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