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Address: 75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
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Nice place to visit

If you're in the area it's a very nice stop. I found it very educational, tons of info about Desotos journeys around the island, interaction with the Indians, etc. It' s located... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Francis M
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the area it's a very nice stop. I found it very educational, tons of info about Desotos journeys around the island, interaction with the Indians, etc. It' s located in a beautiful setting on the Manatee River with picnic tables, walking trails-- and best of all-- it's free!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful little park on the water, pet friendly and good historical info. Great place to walk and enjoy the sunshine!

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Thank hollyn869
Eufaula, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really cool, it has lots of trails that go to beaches and also a little mini museum with a video about Hernando De Soto.

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Thank knox78
Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting Only about 10 minutes by walking from my house Trails to walk Pn the Manatee River Small museum Very nice place for a short trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take a walk along the water or any of the many paths marked with some history about the De Soto landing. You can bring your dogs and pack a lunch for a nice day and maybe even bring some fishing poles cause there are a few places you can just walk out into the... More 

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Thank Christina G
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a nice easy walk with views out over the water. this is where desoto landed when he discovered florida. it is well done with lots of information along the trail. a nice large cross and also a memorial to priests from the area who died many years ago. a nice history lesson for everyone.

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Thank thomaswk2014
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting DeSoto National Memorial for many years. Sometimes to attend one of the special presentations about the history of the memorial by Park Rangers, or just to walk the trails and enjoy some of Florida's original landscapes or to bring our dog to run and play in the water. The trails are well marked and signs sharing... More 

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Thank dkpho2graphy
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site offers a really interesting way to learn about a not-so-proud chapter in Florida history, the explorations of Hernando De Soto. There's a very good film and during the winter months they have a camp with interpreters who show you tools, weapons and the like used by both the Spaniards and the native Americans. You can try on the... More 

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Thank Helen H
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect place for both children and adult visitors. History buffs will love the authentic demonstrations of De Soto's first winter camp. The kids and adults love the "hands on" access to real chain mail, armor and early weapons. A beautiful setting for a solitary walk, a quiet view of the mouth of the Manatee River or enjoying... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love to walk at sunrise and catch the breathtaking Bay views along with the sights and sounds of nature. Benches along the way make for a sweet spot to just sit and reflect or talk with your sweetie.

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