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De Soto National Memorial

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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Pleasantly surprised!

My husband and I really enjoyed this national monument park. It's perfect for a block of 1 to 2... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Lucia G
Brick, New Jersey
Pleasant walk

Great little walk alternating between the mangroves and the edge of the Manatee River. About 1 mile.

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Bradenton, Florida
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“manatee river” (78 reviews)
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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this national monument park. It's perfect for a block of 1 to 2 hours. The trail was about 1 1/2 miles and so clean (no bugs). There was a short very informative film and a live demonstration regarding Desoto....More

Thank Lucia G
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great little walk alternating between the mangroves and the edge of the Manatee River. About 1 mile.

Thank alan1paul2
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This memorial park is really quite pretty! Small gift shop and museum with video inside, live performance outside and beautiful walk on the grounds. It was well worth our visit, plus it is free! I would definitely recommend it for visitors in the Bradenton area!

Thank Itraveldou
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Trails well kept, well marked. You can do a short or long walk. Good number of places to sit and rest.

Thank James P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This park is a very informative park with demonstrations at various times besides a nice display in the building. The boardwalk is a great walk - not to long and when you come out towards the end a huge cross is there near the shore....More

Thank WatersideGma
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went to a concert that is an annual affair at this park. Christmas celebration. It is historical in nature, well marked and easy to travel around. Guides can give you some interesting history with is kind of scary thinking of actually going there when...More

Thank Chasman86
Reviewed 4 January 2017

When we first arrived, there were a couple of costumed men demonstrating various weapons such as crossbows, axes, spears, etc. that were used by the explorer De Soto, his men, and the aboriginal people of the time. The movie at the welcome centre was very...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It has more of a feel of a city park than a national park in that no one has taken the time to really develop it. There is a small visitors center with a very affable gentlemen inside that is more than willing to help...More

1  Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

After arriving in Bradenton Beach FL, and at our gorgeous condo, many people said we should visit this national park. We took their advice and are so happy to have done so! It is chocked full of history from the 1500s and Cortez, a Spanish...More

Thank Marlene152
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I found his park mainly because you an bring your dog. Such a nice area to walk around, surrounded by water and trees.

Thank PattyFox61
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