"Sarastota Florida's Cultural Coast" Top 5 Page for this destination Sarasota Things to Do Tip by tampa_shawn

Sarasota Things to Do: 129 reviews and 171 photos

Thanks to the Ringley (as in Ringley Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus) families infusion of money into the local community Sarasota has a wonderful array of art and culture available for such a small town. So much so that Sarasota is known as Floridia's Cultural Coast including:

Professional symphony, ballet and opera

More than 10 theaters and 30 art galleries

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is Florida's State Museum
Incredible - this has it's on tip

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, known for its architecture and great acoustics, seats 1,700

Sarasota Opera house - one of the top rated opera houses in the US - If you have never been to an opera this is a wonderful place to see your first.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-7676 | (941) 953-3368

Sarasota Ballet of Florida
5555 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-0099 | (866) 722-5538

Sarasota Opera House
61 North Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-8450
(888) OPERA-12

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2007
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