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A fine art museum located on Bay Shore Road, the Ringling is one of the top tourist attractions in Sarasota. This museum features 21 galleries of American Art, contemporary art, Asian art, European paintings, and ancient artifacts from Cyprus. The exhibits in the museum consist of more than 10,000 objects including drawings, decorative arts, prints, photographs, and sculptures that range from antiquity to modern art. The Ringling boasts works by Ruben, Velauez, Bernini, Duchamp, Boudin, Poussin, Gainsborough, and more.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
A large botanical garden in the Hudson Bayou neighborhood, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is located on South Palm Avenue bordering Sarasota Bay. The garden covers area of seven acres and focus on collecting and showcasing epiphytes such as orchids and bromeliads and their ecosystems. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens have the most varied collection of bromeliads in the world and feature over 20 different habitats such as mangroves, bamboo, succulents, live oaks, and many more.
Ken Thompson Parkway
Located on Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island in Sarasota, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is a marine research center with laboratory involved in marine and estuary research. The aquarium here is home to more than 100 marine species such as jellyfish, sea turtles, rays, seahorses, manatees, and many more.
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Located on the Palmer Boulevard in Sarasota, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a haven for big cats and several other animals. The sanctuary focuses on caring and rescueing exotic cats and other animals and educating public about the importance and need of wildlife conservation. Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary feature three large habitats with swimming pools and plants to create natural settings.