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De Soto National Memorial

#3 of 75 things to do in Bradenton Features Animals
75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Nice walk & visitor center View at sunset should be spectacular

On the water-benches & tables. Visitor center with short video. Very clean several paths for... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Brandon, Florida
Great view

It was very informative. The view on top was nice and you could picture quite easily, the fort as... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

On the water-benches & tables. Visitor center with short video. Very clean several paths for walking biking. Dog friendly park.

Thank Stjudemomcat
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

It was very informative. The view on top was nice and you could picture quite easily, the fort as it once was.

Thank skinnydipper598
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Desoto landings is one of my favorite places to take my out of town guest and kids. The park has beautiful nature trails that take you down to the waters edge. Bring a fishing pole and catch your dinner. The park rangers offer historical information...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit for a small dose of Florida and the Bradenton area history. Good walking paths and interesting outdoor exhibits. Also available is a short informative program.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

De Soto National Park is a nice, small, manageable area on the Manatee River in Northwest Bradenton. Plenty of parking and a great place to take your dog for a walk through the few trails. Take mosquito repellent! The beach at the south end of...More

Thank Donosrq
Reviewed 21 May 2017

History type stop of course...short trail and not really that much to see...couple of exhibits and the trail is just about it. Parking was fine and 3 minutes driving from Robinson Nature Preserve.

Thank tfberry
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a very nice national park, I just wish there was more of it. Doesn't take long to go through what they have there but it's right on the water and is beautiful. Go see the movie they have inside. They do allow dogs...More

Thank beejust53
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

It's a nice short place to visit on your drive to Naples or Tampa I would highly recommend this place as park rangers are very friendly and one of the best national parks in US

Thank quebec501
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I don't know if this is REALLY the exact spot where DeSoto landed, but it is a beautiful little historic site nonetheless. It is a small national memorial with a tiny visitor center, but the displays are interesting; the short nature trail is lovely, and...More

1  Thank familyroadtripper
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem surrounded by the warm azure bay. Mangrove shaded trails, sandy spots to sit by the water, benches and picnic tables, nooks for small craft boats to rest. Absolutely sublime afternoon.

1  Thank Philip2009
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