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De Soto National Memorial

#3 of 77 things to do in Bradenton Features Animals
75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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A piece of paradise

This is a U.S. National Park Service property. It is relatively small park, but it is packed with... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Mel J
via mobile
Perhaps another day...

We were on our way to Tampa when I suggested we stop at De Soto for a site as well as another... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
mrjahoney
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
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+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a U.S. National Park Service property. It is relatively small park, but it is packed with some very interesting things. During several months each year they open a Spanish Conquistador encampment and demonstrate how the solders lived and worked as they explored Florida...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to Tampa when I suggested we stop at De Soto for a site as well as another Junior Ranger badge for kiddo. There was not any living history or activities going on this particular day so we just kind of...More

Thank mrjahoney
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This trailer is very nice and it curves around the water you can also bring your dog. There's a lot of different educational things about the site it.

Thank Lena H
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Learned a lot we didn't know about De Soto's travels while watching the short film this park presented. Just as a heads up, bring mosquito repellant if taking the walking path in June.

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It's all here. Walk, sit, watch, read the trail notes or visit the information station and found out what you didn't know.

Thank 461suzanned
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 9 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 23 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 23 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

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Response from Sharon E | Reviewed this property |
Contact Kayak Jack at 941-538-1448. He's the best!
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