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De Soto National Memorial

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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Excellent portrayal of Spanish exploration of Florida

Recreating the explorer De Soto's exploits in Florida features re-enactments of day to day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack A
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Bradenton, Florida
Super gem in NW Bradenton

This is a smaller national park that is neat because it is right n the water. It wraps around to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim
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Bradenton, Florida
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“visitor center” (58 reviews)
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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
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+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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"visitor center"
in 58 reviews
"manatee river"
in 84 reviews
"nature trail"
in 27 reviews
"gumbo limbo"
in 13 reviews
"living history"
in 11 reviews
"native americans"
in 21 reviews
"re enactments"
in 9 reviews
"minute film"
in 7 reviews
"chain mail"
in 7 reviews
"the national park service"
in 8 reviews
"spanish explorers"
in 8 reviews
"lots of history"
in 13 reviews
"historical information"
in 9 reviews
"history lesson"
in 11 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"nice walking trails"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recreating the explorer De Soto's exploits in Florida features re-enactments of day to day activities and interactions with native Seminole people. Great Video that highlights the Spanish quest for the City of Gold that remained (or so it seemed at that time) out of reach...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller national park that is neat because it is right n the water. It wraps around to some trails and to places that you can access the water. You can also see reinactments of early settlers known as "Conquistadors". Nice and shady...More

Thank Kim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical memorial has a nice, small visitor's center with an informative movie about Hernando DeSoto and his quest for gold in North America. There is a fun display of Spanish full armor for people to try on. It overlooks the bay and there is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before visiting here, the Robinson Preserve was my favorite park to visit. The dog friendly, fee free DeSoto National Monument is so much better because it combines history with a superb waterfront setting for short walks and hikes. Before you even get to the Visitor's...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go for a short walk, less than 3 miles. It is dog friendly and has beautiful views of the water.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful white sand with a nice sunset view. Visitor center not open but the outdoor exhibits were nice showing life in the time of DeSoto

1  Thank f0cus0nsmiles
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Saw this listed as one of the things to do in Bradenton. Short movie in the visitor center provides good info about DeSoto's landing and search for gold. Not a large park, but well worth seeing and it's free.

1  Thank SpartanFIJI
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

De Soto National Memorial Park is absolutely amazing. There are beautiful waterfront trails where we saw dolphins playing in the water the last time we were there. There are informative displays along the trails. We brought a picnic lunch and ate it at the picnic...More

1  Thank Lucy K
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

very nice and beautiful place. will be back again. Keep up the good work guys. its so nice there......

2  Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Appreciated all the information about DeSoto, the nature walks and the visitor center and small gift shop.

1  Thank Carol K
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