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De Soto National Memorial

#3 of 75 things to do in Bradenton Features Animals
75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Love the tree-shaded paths

This is a great place to walk tree-shaded paths. Lovely views of the water as well. Picnic areas... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robin D
Bradenton, Florida
A visit to the Florida past!

You get the opportunity to step back in time to when the first Spanish settlers came to Florida and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bradenton, Florida
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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to walk tree-shaded paths. Lovely views of the water as well. Picnic areas and benches along the paths provide a nice place to sit and take in the scenery, or to have a picnic lunch (no concession stands, must bring...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 6 days ago

You get the opportunity to step back in time to when the first Spanish settlers came to Florida and get a sense for how they lived and what they found. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, especially with young (middle school) children.

Thank TonyUSMC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I am a local and have visited several times,I love bringing guests to this great national park location. Beautiful views of the Manatee River as well as local floral and fauna are a bonus. There is a visitor center to check in and learn...More

Thank Noreaster123
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is very well-maintained and is an excellent place to enjoy history and beautiful scenery combined! The park staff are courteous and helpful. It is also pet friendly, so you can enjoy a beautiful walk with your pet.

Thank lottiewebster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to walk the trail here. Views of the water and a small beach. Several historical markers and interpretive displays. Nice clean and quiet place to enjoy a walk or sit on the benches.

Thank Rebekkasmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a U.S. National Park Service property. It is relatively small park, but it is packed with some very interesting things. During several months each year they open a Spanish Conquistador encampment and demonstrate how the solders lived and worked as they explored Florida...More

1  Thank Mel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Tampa when I suggested we stop at De Soto for a site as well as another Junior Ranger badge for kiddo. There was not any living history or activities going on this particular day so we just kind of...More

Thank mrjahoney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trailer is very nice and it curves around the water you can also bring your dog. There's a lot of different educational things about the site it.

Thank Lena H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned a lot we didn't know about De Soto's travels while watching the short film this park presented. Just as a heads up, bring mosquito repellant if taking the walking path in June.

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's all here. Walk, sit, watch, read the trail notes or visit the information station and found out what you didn't know.

Thank 461suzanned
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