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Dade Battlefield State Park

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Address: Bushnell, FL
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+1 352-793-4781
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Seminole tribe defeated the U.S. Army here.

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I had no clue that this State Park existed. I came across it when looking online for WWII information. My nephew and I attended for the WWII reenactment. We also took the time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Eustis, Florida
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Eustis, Florida
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no clue that this State Park existed. I came across it when looking online for WWII information. My nephew and I attended for the WWII reenactment. We also took the time to explore the State Park and learn more about the Seminole War. It was very educational and inspired me to learn more about the State of Florida's... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for many years. It's a great historical site rich in stories and educational opportunities. They also hold events here with re enactments and displays. Even if you come on a regular day there is plenty to explore but make a long to come on a weekend where they are holding an event for the best opportunity... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is one of those left out of history books in school.That you don't know about. It is very informative. Never knew that about the Indian history here. It was awesome to learn. Thanks Bushnell for sharing.God Bless.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend Sunday afternoon with your family. It's a wonderful place to have a picnic educational and doesn't cost anything.

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Brooksville, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you live in the area, you definitely want to get a copy of the Event Calendar for Dade Battlefield State Park. A variety of activities are available throughout the year; craft classes, nature studies, pioneer events, WWII reenactments,... The list goes on and on. The events are enjoyable, educational, and well managed. Most events are free or a minimal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great for enjoying nature. Also have an inside room with full kitchen for rent for special events. Videos etc.

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Daleville, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stopped here to GeoCache, was full of historical information. The area was just beautiful. Several GeoCaches hidden in the little park.

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great learning for the kids. Good for learning about Florida's histoy and visiting one of our many state parks.

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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's a small but pretty park. They have a small museum dedicated to the battle that happened there. You can watch a short film , I suggest you do if you are interested in the historical aspect of the park. They also have a short nature trail about 1/2 a mile. It was worth the trip we brought food and... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

While the park isn't big, only 80 acres, it is a gem. The volunteers are super friendly and know their stuff. We came to the Intertribal Powwow, and visited the museum. There is an informative short film about the battle that occurred here in 1835. Seminole warriors attacked and killed 105 U.S. troops. Pretty spot with picnic tables and nature... More 

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