Dalí Museum#3 in Best Things To Do in St. Petersburg, FL
The waterfront Dalí Museum holds the largest collection of Salvador Dalí's works outside of Spain. The building is just as impressive as the masterpieces displayed inside. One of the architectural elements is called the "Glass Enigma" — it's composed of 1,062 glass triangles that are visible from the outside. On the inside, a free-standing spiral staircase dominates the entrance. Architect Yann Weymouth had the staircase tested for strength by having two rugby teams dance on it to disco music. The museum also features a labyrinth and the Fountain of Youth.
On free hourlong tours, visitors can admire surrealism art of all kind, everything from watercolors to sculptures. Highlights include "Eggs on a Plate without the Plate" and "The Hallucinogenic Toreador." Recent travelers found the building as artistic and strange as Dalí himself, adding that it made the experience enjoyable for children and those not particularly interested in art. Admission is $24 for adults, $17 for teens and $10 for children. The Dalí Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays. For more information on hours and exhibits, visit the museum's official website.
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