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Address: 75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
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Beautiful and Educational!

The 20 minute movie and the descriptive charts on the grounds and in the Visitors Center gave a thorough picture of DeSoto's arrival and travels throughout the southeast that was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Avon, Indiana
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Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 20 minute movie and the descriptive charts on the grounds and in the Visitors Center gave a thorough picture of DeSoto's arrival and travels throughout the southeast that was very educational. The 1 mile trail around the perimeter of the property was shady with lots of benches to sit on and included sandy portions, shell-covered beach sections and boardwalk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The visitor center film shows De Soto's (and his troops) intense desire for gold, and places him in historical context. The site is an estimate of his landing so don't expect authentic cabins. The water views are wonderful, and the hike is pleasant. You can cover the entire NPS site in about 1-2 hours; I'm not sure how much younger... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for the first time at the end of November. It is a great way for adults and kids to learn about the history of Florida exploration, and the Native Americans. Great short hikes, and a beach along the trails, as well as some replicas of early settlements. A visitor center is on site with a small gift store.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife had been here before but I hadn't. There is a nice replica fort to walk through and read about how the different areas were used. There is a great visitors center with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. There are nice, informative displays in the center as well as a very well done video on De Soto. Walking the... More 

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Hertford U.K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a lovely place, and full of history. Got a shock encountering the 'Indians' on the path during our walk. Great info film before you set off, all the staff were very helpful. Learnt this we did not know about Florida, I recommend this to everyone.

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sothampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during a family holiday in a Cape Coral villa. Was recommended to this memorial park and whilst in St Petersburg area, stopped off. Glad that we did, glorious views,walks and a general sense of its history,would have loved to stay longer!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if in the Bradenton area. Just drive north on 75th Street until you reach the river! Some shortish trails which run along the river and some lovely peaceful places to sit en-route. Ample car parking at the entrance, there are washrooms near by. Definitely worth spending an hour or so here if you like unspoilt Florida... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off the main drag, tucked into its own paradise, you will find this small natural wonder. Short trails, waterfront views, picnic areas. You can play in small Sandy area, or wade in waters, but it's not the traditional "FloridaBeach." Plan for about an hour to walk through. There is a small visitors center with clean bathrooms and water fountains.

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Bradenton Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is a hidden gem in West Bradenton. It's not that large but it has some nice walking trails and informational tours.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to stop at NPS sites when traveling... This spot was small but very nice... Learned a lot from the video... The volunteer staff helped us greatly... Worth a stop.

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