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Stop At: Sacred Lands Preservation and Education, 1620 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-4348

Visitors will participate in a guided tour of the best-preserved American Indian site in Tampa Bay at the Jungle Prada Site and Anderson/Narvaez Tocobaga Indian Mound. Family-owned since 1940, this hidden oasis features a beautiful Florida-friendly garden full of native plants that were used by the Tocobaga including coontie, yaupon holly, sea grapes, buttonwood, muscadine grapes, and many more. Over 50 free roaming peacocks call these gardens home. The Jungle Prada site is also thought to be the landing site of Spanish conquistadors Panfilo de Narvaez and Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. Guests learn the amazing true story of Cabeza de Vaca, who journeyed from Florida all the way to the Pacific Ocean between 1528 and 1536.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently took the Jungle Prada tour while in St Pete, and I absolutely loved it! I've been coming to the area for years and was looking for something different to do. This was very much up my alley, as I love historical sites and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

David was such a great tour guide and this property was really interesting and historical would recommend for people who are visiting and want to learn about the native land.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 30 June 2019

I've lived in Clearwater for years and thought I had seen and heard it all by now. The Jungle Prada Site Tour had been listed in the Weekender Guide for weeks and I finally decided to go see what it was all about. Wow, another...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Robert H
David A, Owner at Discover Florida Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Robert, we really appreciate your detailed review, and are so glad that the tour made a positive impression. Thank you for coming to check us out, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 23 June 2019

We have had a place in St Pete for years and always wondered about the peacocks in the Jungle Prada neighborhood.I was very excited to see that tours were now being done at the property. My son and i took the tour last week and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank IslaMike
David A, Owner at Discover Florida Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Really glad you stopped in, Mike! Hope to see you and the family again in the future. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 23 June 2019

I had heard of the incredible cross-country Narvaez expedition from Florida to Texas to the Pacific and the account written by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, but still was surprised to accidentally come across the sign on Park Street North advertising the tour. David spoke...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Joe M
David A, Owner at Discover Florida Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Thank you so much, Joe! It's rare to find people in this area that know about the Narvaez expedition, but it seems like their story is better known in other parts of the country. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me, and for coming...More

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