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Bradenton's best animal spots?

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Bradenton's best animal spots?

Hi, I'm going to be in Bradenton and I'm looking for activity suggestions that involve animals. I.E. aquarium, touch stingrays, eat in a restaurant where dolphin jump. Anything like that. I do already have the Snooty Aquarium place on my list, but haven't found anything else other than a mini golf place with alligators. (Is there a place that's good to see them for free?)


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1. Re: Bradenton's best animal spots?

There is also Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. Anna Maria Island City Pier often has dolphins playing out front. Either eat at the restaurant, fish, or just hang out.

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2. Re: Bradenton's best animal spots?

There is the Myakka State Park with Gators and wildlife just about 30 min away...

Rod and Reel Pier for a beautiful view of the bay and Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

You can see snakes if you are lucky early in the morning at the very south of Anna Maria.

You can feed squirrels on coquina beach

Dolphin tours from Cortez village

Check for Manatees in Palma Sola Bay

Go to Egmont Key and watch the birds

As Kris said, Mote Aquarium incl. the Boat trip

watch Pelicans on the piers

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