Depot is left over from Seaboard Railway. Tour is only a hour in length but, if you like history, it's worth it. Outside is a caboose from Seaboard and statue of Gunther Gable Williams from the Ringling Circus that wintered here in the 1950's. Best thing about this is it's on the Leagacy Trail that stretches from Sarasota down to Casperson Beach in Venice. One drawback is you have to cross Circus Bridge to get to the beach side. Wih the new bridge over US 41 (Tamiami Trail) in Venice it's an easy bike ride from one end to the other even though there are several road crossings. Walk, ride, jog, it doesn't matter. The trail is wide and flat with a couple of rest stops along the way and benches as well between the depot and beach.
The depot is also the terminal/connection point for SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) busses all over the county. You can put your bike on the front and go to almost anywhere in the county for a minimal fare.
After the tour you can spend the rest of the day on the trail and at the beach.
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