Arts & Entertainment

The main attractions on Anna Maria Island are the beautiful beaches and tropical weather. However, visitors can supplement their lazy days with shopping trips, strolls around the City Pier, and excursions to nearby Bradenton and Sarasota. Theater fans can take in a show by The Island Players, who put on a full season of comedies, mysteries and a special summer presentation of classic Shakespeare. If history is your buff, nearby Bradenton offers many historical attractions of Native Americans and dramatic Spanish conquests.

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DeSoto National Memorial
75th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 792-0458
www.nps.gov/deso

Anna Maria Island & Bradenton

Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez
4415 119th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 708-6120
www.floridamaritimemuseum.org

Manatee Village Historical Park
1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton
(941) 749-7165
www.manateeclerk.com

Powel Crosley Museum
8374 North Tamiami Trail, Bradenton
(941) 729-9177
www.crosleymuseum.com

South Florida Museum
201 10th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 746-4131
www.southfloridamuseum.org

The Island Players
10009 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
(941) 778-5755
www.theislandplayers.org

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