Some popular Sarasota, Florida, tourist attractions include the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Myakka River State Park and Sailor Circus. Others include the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Sarasota Classic Car Museum.
The Crowley Museum and Nature Center provides a self-guided nature trail through the Maple Branch swamp, shady oak hammocks and dry pine flatwoods. It is an ideal attraction for tourists who enjoy the outdoors and want to go on a hike through natural environments. The museum features historic household furnishings, tools and other objects. The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum is another popular museum in Sarasota, Florida, which features railroad exhibits and parts of trains through which people can walk.
Myakka River State Park is popular among locals and visitors and is one of the largest parks in Florida. It spans 58 square miles of land, covering pinelands, hammocks, wetlands and prairies. There are two lakes, a river and many hiking trails at this park. The Sailor Circus features performances held by students of the Sailor Circus Academy. Car enthusiasts enjoy visiting the Sarasota Classic Car Museum; this museum displays modern, classic and vintage models of cars, many of which visitors can sit inside.