Sarasota - Manatee

Top Attractions

This page lists top family attractions in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area.
Kids Sarasota and Bradenton: Top Attractions - Fun 4 SRQ Kids
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

We are a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. Our goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals ...

Area: North Sarasota
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, Florida, 34232
Florida Railroad Museum

The Museum offers one of the most unique museum experiences in the world. Here you "Ride the Exhibits!" The goal is preserving Florida's railroad hist ...

Area: North Manatee
12210 83rd St East, Parrish, Florida, 34219
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. It is the only surviving plantation house i ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Manatee
3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, FL, 34222
Historic Spanish Point

Explore 30 historical, environmental, and archaeological acres at this irreplaceable outdoor museum on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida. Learn a ...

Area: South Sarasota
337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Florida, 34229
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Nestled inside the former home of Sarasota donors William and Marie Selby, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is horticultural haven for rare tropical plan ...

Area: North Sarasota
900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Restrooms: Yes
Mote Marine Laboratory

Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research ...

Area: Barrier Islands
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, Florida, 34236
Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wi ...

Area: Myakka
13208 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, FL, 34241
Ringling, The

The Ringling is the perfect place for a day filled with family fun! Visit the Museum of art with a family guidebook. Explore the circus museum, includ ...

Area: North Sarasota
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida, 34243
Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, many different species of parrots and macaws, prim ...

Area: North Sarasota
3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida, 34234
Siesta Beach

Enjoying its reputation as one of America’s Best Beaches, Siesta Beach is made famous by its sugar-fine, quartz-white sand. A short jaunt from the pu ...

Area: Barrier Islands
948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL