We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy

2121 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8344
+1 941-364-3399
Review Highlights
A magical way to spend a couple of hours but check opening times

This marvelous museum has limited opening hours so please check carefully to save being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
So much for fun for very little cost

This museum is unlike anything else. It is full of interesting art in many forms from Sculpture to... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Bradenton, Florida
Read all 236 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Closed for the summer Reopening November 24, 2017 (the day after Thanksgiving)
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“limited hours” (10 reviews)
“happy place” (10 reviews)
2121 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8344
+1 941-364-3399
Write a Review
Reviews (236)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This marvelous museum has limited opening hours so please check carefully to save being disappointed. It's filled to the brim with interesting art and sculpture including a lovely garden in the back. There's even art in the bathrooms and you might run into Marietta herself...More

Thank bblonde52
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum is unlike anything else. It is full of interesting art in many forms from Sculpture to furniture to hand painted tea cups. It brings out the lighter side of art. The only problem is that the hours are limited. It is only open...More

Thank lhelgren1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This ia a must visit for both visiters and residents of Sarasota. It has so many interesting, various pieces of art. I believe each piece has a story with it as to history, significance and procurement. Everyone is very friendly and you receive a fun...More

Thank ArnoldV647
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Marietta "Mary" Lee founded the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy in 2006 with the intention of putting smiles on faces. Mission accomplished. Located at 2121 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, the museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting works of artistic and whimsical...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My mom is arty and always trying to drag me and my kids to art museums. Researched hours of operation.Reluctantly, we all went. We all loved it! We strolled every display in larger parking lot before the museum opened and plenty of oooohs and aaaahhs....More

1  Thank shelley b
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Finally got to catch this place open. Nice whisical art by local artists. Just wish there was a gift shop so you could support the artists.

1  Thank BaltimoreRedbird
Reviewed 23 May 2017

When I visited, I was fortunate enough to actually meet the lovely lady who created this very special, very unique museum. It made me feel like a child again - the fantasy & wonderment. There are so many truly creative pieces of art throughout the...More

1  Thank brokendreamer
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Was delighted to spend an hour looking around. Great art and people. Loved it. Many paintings, and statues wonderful whimzy art. Some art from the highway men. Very unique museum.

2  Thank BoydB408
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place for its unique artwork. Free to get in( $5.00 donation suggested) one will be amazed at the creative artists that contribute to this whimsy location. & nothing is for sale!! You must look inside & out& in between to capture all of...More

2  Thank claimsgal
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were driving from Siesta Key to St. Pete's and saw the large metal flamingo sculptures as we passed by. You can't go here and not enjoy yourself. This place and the staff make art fun. Many crazy paintings and sculptures in the buildings and...More

2  Thank Mike G
Nearby Restaurants
Yummy House Sarasota
584 reviews
.62 miles away
H2O Bistro
62 reviews
.98 miles away
The Reserve Coffee Shop and Bookstore
9 reviews
.40 miles away
The Starlite Room
74 reviews
.74 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
887 reviews
.98 miles away
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
105 reviews
.95 miles away
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
306 reviews
.91 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Marietta Museum-Art & Whimsy staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines