History & Museums

The Dali Museum

  Less than an hour’s drive from Anna Maria Island, the Dali Museum is located in downtown St. Petersburg. The museum contains the largest collection of Salvador Dali works outside of Europe. This includes 96... Read more

Desoto National Memorial

Visit the approximate landing site of Hernando de Soto, Spanish explorer and conquistador. In May 1539, de Soto and over 620 men began their journey north up the west coast of Florida. They would travel... Read more

Anna Maria Island History

Welcome to Anna Maria Island!!! We are very happy to have you and we know you will fall in love with our little Island and all that it has to offer! First Settlers There is... Read more

Mike Norman Vacation Rentals

Help for the Rod & Reel Pier Staff captured in T-shirts “fiery humor”!

J & J Graphics has taken the menu of the closed-by-fire Rod & Reel Pier restaurant and added a twist of blackened humor to it to create 100 of what could be collectible shirts, but... Read more

John Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

Located just 20 minutes from Anna Maria Island, the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art boasts a renowned collection of master artists such as Rubens, Van Dyck  & more. The gardens & grounds are... Read more

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society

Visit The Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum originally built in 1920 by Anna Maria’s first mayor. The Belle Haven Cottage was built in the early 20s and sat at the end of the City... Read more