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De Soto National Memorial

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Enjoyable on this quick visit but work being carried out...

This is an interesting park with beautiful views and of historical interest. There’s a visitors... read more

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Tauri C
Manchester, United Kingdom
A bike ride to De Soto was worth it

we rode our bikes 10 miles to this memorial and it was worth it. Fun place to visit and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gene F
Bradenton, Florida
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“manatee river”(88 reviews)
“nature trail”(27 reviews)
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8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, FL 34209-9748
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Reviewed today

This is an interesting park with beautiful views and of historical interest. There’s a visitors centre with a shop, film show to explain the history (free) and small museum (free). Restrooms are available. Due to work being carried out there was some restrictions on where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tauri C
Reviewed 2 days ago

we rode our bikes 10 miles to this memorial and it was worth it. Fun place to visit and beautiful shoreline to enjoy a picnic...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gene F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love Desoto National Park. There is beach area, picnic tables, a neat museum, walking trails, and they have an area where the do old time reanactments. It is wonderful for children to see how people cooked, washed clothes, and got things done before there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Littlekbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

easy trails, good markers with LOTS of historical info. Views of the river are very pleasant. Shade in most areas. Only thing that was a bit over the top were the cutouts of Indians and other characters ... actors from a re-enactment maybe? Lovely way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wudy77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The DeSoto National Park is a favorite walk for our dog- the trails are fun for everyone and the views from the Manatee river and bay are spectacular! She demands to do this park every Weekend- and we also love it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobcruise1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to learn about a Spanish explorer and the horrid methods he used to accomplish his search for gold. Pleasant greeting and great information from staff. Be sure to watch the informative film before walking the well maintained trails. Easy to locate and lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Most people probably don't know about this park, and we only found out about it because it is listed in the National Parks passport. I gave my daughter a passport this summer, and she has been excited to visit as many National Parks as possible....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveR8412
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I live only a mile from this location. I enjoy riding my bike to this location. It gives me time to reflect on my day and blessings in my life. There are plenty of walking trails, it's pet friendly and there are great staff to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carolfisher0808
Reviewed 28 October 2018

De Soto National Memorial Park has historic buildings, an interpretive, informative film and trails with spectacular views. It's a treasure.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank louis7767
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I like that you can take your dog with you on the trails. I saw horse shoe crabs and dolphins. Nice trails for walking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trudy C
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