Anna Maria Island Local Attractions

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In the Sarasota or Manatee area? Try some of the top area attractions while your here:

Selby Botanical Garden · A true oasis, carefully curated gardens that you can leisurly stroll, partake in an educational tour or attend one of their many events!

Mote Marine · A interactive activity that is fun for the whole family! Mote Marina has several touch tanks, aquariums and on site animal hospitals.

Florida Maritime Museum · Dive into the history of the Cortez Fishing Village , the museum is set on ample acreage just off the island and offers comprehensive timelines to the foundation that encompasses pictures, artifacts, a library with sea logs you can ready and much more!

Van Weazel  · This is Sarasota’s premier performing arts and concert hall. The vibrant purple theatre has housed top named performers such as Micheal Bolton, Jay Leno, Julian Hough and Rick Springfield!

South Florida Museum · Check out downtown Bradenton and visit the South Florida Museum while your in the area. Located by the Pier 22 restaurant, the  museum is in the heart of Bradenton and features cultural references that explain Bradenton’s gulf coast history. Say hi to Snooty while your there, he’s the oldest manatee in the world!

Ringling Museum · See one of the industries that founded Sarasota-the circus! Ringling museum has 2 museums (one of which features John Ringling;s personal collection), the Ringling Ca’d’Zan estate & garden open for tours. See old circus props, show pictures, architecture and a beautiful garden full of exquisite statues. Ringling has many feature exhibits and is a popular wedding venue in the area.

Marina Jacks · A renowed dining location in Sarasota, Marina Jacks has endless water views that you can take in while dining or reserve one of their dinner cruises. There is also a bay front park and tiki hut on the premises that is pet friendly and picturesque!

Big Cat Rescue  · A family friendly habitat rescue, this local animal sanctuary offers many hands on experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Be in arms reach of lions, bottle feed babies, or see a tiger lounge around in the afternoon.

Village Of The Arts · Quaint and historic, come visit this eclectic part of town to view a one of a kind artist community based off downtown Bradenton! The area is full of mom and pop cafe’s, local masterpieces and unique finds. They have a interactive community and host a art walk on the first Fri/Sat of each month.

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