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Visit These Sarasota Museums on Your Vacation

Some of the most amazing vacations include those where you get to explore items and areas from the past. Trips to Greece, Rome, and even France have offered travellers a chance to glimpse into the past and see things that existed in ancient times. 

What if we told you that you don’t need to travel over-seas to indulge in some incredible art? Some of our amazing Sarasota museums have all the art that you could need, and even more incredible pieces that don’t exist in other areas of the world!

Begin by booking one of our relaxing Sarasota vacation rentals that are pet-friendly to ensure that you have the most comfortable area to return to after a long day of exploring! Then, begin figuring out which museums you would like to visit while you are staying with us!

the ringling museum in sarasota

The Ringling

If the name sounds familiar, you’re correct. The founder of The Ringling, John Ringing was one of five brothers who owned the circus that was called “The Greatest Show on Earth”. While in Europe searching for talent, he began collecting some amazing pieces of art, and soon had quite a collection built up. He became passionate about art and opened the Museum of Art in 1931. 

The Ringling Museum of Art is a collective of museums, including the Ca’ d’Zan historic site, the museum of art, and the Ringling museum hall, with circus carts, Ringling memorabilia, and train cars. It is all located on the grounds of 5401 Bay Shore Rd. In between exploring the different exhibits, be sure to walk the grounds and enjoy the Sarasota weather.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium isn’t so much a museum, but an amazing research facility geared to helping out the incredible creature that live in the ocean and the waters around Florida. You can visit to learn more about their incredible initiatives, and view some rare and endangered marine life, while learning all there is to know about the ocean! It stands as one of the most ecologically-significant museums in Sarasota, Florida.

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

If you are looking for something a little more unique, then we suggest visiting the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy. Their missions is to operate an extraordinary art and whimsical museum for the public by collecting, preserving and exhibiting works of artistic and whimsical importance to educate their visitors about their culture and history. They have managed to create an environment to inspire, nurture creative expression, and lift spirits. They have some incredible exhibits from amazing local artists, and creative pieces from across the country on display. You won’t find a museum like it anywhere else. 

classic car interior

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

If you are more of a classic car person then the Sarasota Classic Car Museum will be your Disneyland! With cars from every time period and some incredible collectors’ pieces, you won’t want to miss this incredible museum. It is one of the oldest operating antique car museums in the Nation. Big names in the automotive industry are all represented here, as well as some lesser-known names. However, if you are a car enthusiast then you will want to make sure to add this place as a point of interest.

Now all you have to do is book an incredible, and relaxing, vacation rental to enjoy while you are here. There are many options to choose from, including some amazing pet-friendly choices, giving you the freedom to include the whole family on the next vacation! Don’t miss our on our Sarasota vacation rentals with a private pool! Contact us and let our amazing team of customer service representatives help you book your next relaxing, and perhaps educational, vacation rental in Sarasota, Florida.