5500 N Tamiamai Trail, Sarasota Florida 34243
941-355-6228 Fax 941-358-8065
Visitors will be entertained by the wonderful melodies of the world's largest and most complete collection of music; exhibits include a 30-foot Belgium dance organ, plus tunes from Hurdy Gurdies, Calliopes, disc and cylinder music boxes. More than 2000 different music pieces are displayed, many featuring beautiful European and American cabinetwork; guided tours of The Great Music Hall are scheduled every hour.
The Museum also offers a Classic and Antique Automobile tour which includes four personal cars used by circus baron John Ringling, valued at $200,000. Over 120 cars make up the collection, some familiar, like Rolls Royce, Pierce Arrow, Auburn and Stutz; other not-so-familiar models include the Carter, Marion, Doris, Waverly and Templar. Other exhibits bring back the days of the penny arcade, where you can pull the handle of a 1932 one-armed bandit, and a 1927 World Series game.
Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Sarasota) Action Quest
(Sarasota) Aquasport Fishing Boats
(Sarasota) Bellm Cars & Music of Yesterday Museum
(Arcadia) Canoe Outpost-Peace River
(Treasure Island) Far Horizons Charter Boat
(Bradenton Beach) Ray's Canoe Hideaway
10/18 Coming to The Sarasota area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.
UCF Book Festival Orlando FL April13 The UCF Book Festival showcases 60 renowned authors, exhibitors, free book appraisals, special children’s activities and more.
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota FL April5-14 Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.