• MustDo.com | Sarasota, Florida family fun attractions and things to do include a visit to Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.
  • Young girl looking at Manatee exhibit Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium Sarasota, Florida.
  • MustDo.com | The citrus packing room at Historic Spanish Point. Sarasota, Florida family fun attractions. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.
  • Sarasota Art Museum contemporary art exibition gallery. sculpture courtyard, and bistro restaurant in Sarasota, Florida. Photo credit Nita Ettinger
  • Orchid display Selby Botanical Garden Sarasota, Florida

Must Do Tourist Attractions in the Sarasota Area

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Lively arts, extraordinary history, and interactive exhibits and shows provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to explore, learn, and be entertained at Sarasota, Florida area attractions.

Gardens, museums, an aquarium, zoo, and animal sanctuaries provide hours of fun the entire family will enjoy. 

With a unique blend of history, entertainment, and interactive learning fun, there is something to entertain the entire family.

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Must Do Tourist Attractions in the Sarasota Area

Art Center Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida is a community art center with exhibition galleries, a sculpture garden, adult and kids art classes, programs, and workshops. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com.

Art Center Sarasota

National and local artists present their paintings, pottery, sculpture, and more in the three galleries at this downtown Sarasota, Florida community art center. Art Center Sarasota's four galleries offer an ever-changing display of artworks including some by emerging artists. Art demonstrations, special events and educational programs including lectures, art classes, and workshops are offered throughout the year. Art Center Sarasota also features... Read More
The Ringling Museum of Art, formerly Sarasota, Florida's John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was built by John-Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces, the museum features paintings and sculptures by European, American and Asian Old Masters, including Rubens, van Dyck, Gainsborough and more. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota

Houses One of The Finest Collections of Art in Florida The Ringling Museum of Art was built by John-Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces, the museum features paintings and sculptures by European, American, and Asian Old Masters, including Rubens, van Dyck, Gainsborough, and more. Admission to The Ringling Museum of Art and grounds are always FREE on Mondays! The Ringling's grounds and gardens are... Read More
Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy in Sarasota, Florida showcases a diverse collection of quality art from classic to lighthearted & fun and features a sculpture Garden.

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy in Sarasota

Art Museum and Sculpture Garden Marietta Museum is dedicated to raising the importance of positive and whimsical art. The museum exhibits a diverse collection of quality art from classic to lighthearted and fun. Enjoy paintings, sculptures, and mixed media from more than 250 by mostly living artists. Marietta, an artist herself and a graduate of Ringling College of Art &... Read More
Exterior of the Sarasota Art Museum building

Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota's first contemporary art museum is a dynamic center for exhibiting innovative and compelling visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College is a contemporary art museum (known as a kunsthalle, an art museum without a permanent collection).  The Sarasota Art Museum interweaves exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach... Read More
See and learn about exotic and endangered Siberian tigers, African lions, and rare White tigers at Sarasota's Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Also encounter bears, primates, birds, and other animals. Be entertained by the individual personalities of the animals during educational training demonstrations. There are a petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Big Cat Habitat Conservation and Education Center in Sarasota

See and learn about exotic and endangered Siberian tigers, African lions, and rare White tigers at Sarasota's Big Cat Habitat Conservation and Education Center. Also encounter bears, primates, birds, and other animals. Be entertained by the individual personalities of the animals during educational training demonstrations. There is a petting zoo and special events throughout the year. Multi-year recipient of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.... Read More
Mote Marine Aquarium Sarasota, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, located in Sarasota, Florida features more than 100 species of marine life and various exhibits such as touch pools for stingrays and sharks, a giant 135,000-gallon shark habitat and three species of resident sea turtles. Get $1.00 Off Admission with a coupon at the bottom of this page! Some resident species you can find in Mote Aquarium include... Read More