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Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy

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A Perpetual Happy Place!

My husband and I discovered this GEM in a travel brochure for southwest Florida. The second we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pendleton, Indiana
via mobile

This was our second visit which was just as fun as the first. There is so much to see, so many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Middlebury, Indiana
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“limited hours”(12 reviews)
Closed for the summer Reopening November 24, 2017 (the day after Thanksgiving)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2121 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-8344
+1 941-364-3399
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I discovered this GEM in a travel brochure for southwest Florida. The second we entered this place, a volunteer docent greeted us and said we would have a smile on our face the entire time we spent there. She was absolutely correct!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scoll1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit which was just as fun as the first. There is so much to see, so many wonderful details. There are volunteers who have a lot of information and insight. A pleasant way to spend a sunny afternoon!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Msjoannwil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had looked forward to visiting this museum for quite a while - it was always closed when I was in the area We were met at the door by a lady who told us about 3 rules - no outside food or drink and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Servilia13
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This was our first visit to the Markets Museum, but certainly not our last. I can only guess it's because the museum has limited hours. They open for the season on Thanksgiving and close end of May. Their hours are 1-4p.m.from Thursday to Saturday only....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

The Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy is a unique place full of fun, humorous and one of a kind art pieces. The day we visited they were having a special Christmas event collecting food for the food bank. The place was crowded but what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LT T
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Upon entering this lovely museum, we were struck with the beautiful colors and fun artwork. There was so much to see, so many pieces of art to enjoy that I couldn't stop taking photos. It's a place that looks and feels HAPPY! Everywhere we turned...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dove4all
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Rooms filled with a wonderful variety of paintings and sculpture, from fanciful to serious. The pink stucco buildfing's exhibits extend out into a garden full of whimsical delights. Will take an entire afternoon to absorb.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dorothy_Sarasota
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's impossible to leave this place without a smile on your face. Funky art of all mediums. The museum is a colorful array of sculpture, soft and hard-with animals and plants and all with an upbeat expression.. I have been several times, as the art...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank imapsychonurse
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Every piece of art is eye catching BEAUTIFUL! Well done, well done!! We will be back and bring our guests!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MaxandDiane
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a true GEM. This is an outstanding collection of art and whimsical artwork. Be sure to visit the urinal in the men's room. It is a "hoot"

Date of experience: July 2018
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2 January 2019|
Response from Msjoannwil | Reviewed this property |
We took our time, 1 - 1 1/2 hr.
Michael A
24 March 2018|
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Response from Jeffery1950 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, a $5 donation is suggested. It's worth every cent, Works out at one cent per smile. Jeff.