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De Soto National Memorial

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De Soto was a nasty individual who conquered everyone he met! The park is a excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Great Waterfront Hiking

Good memories are built with well kept parks, and this is a very well kept park. We had a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Worth, Florida
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“visitor center”(60 reviews)
“manatee river”(88 reviews)
“nature trail”(27 reviews)
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8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, FL 34209-9748
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I saw the signs along the road and wanted to see the park. I love seeing historical sites. The park was great for an afternoon walk on some beautiful trails but as for the historical part it was a little disappointing. I would still recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vernon L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

De Soto was a nasty individual who conquered everyone he met! The park is a excellent interpretation of his 4000 journey is the 1500’s! Great hiking path

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good memories are built with well kept parks, and this is a very well kept park. We had a great time very time we went there!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 671chuckd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an interesting park with beautiful views and of historical interest. There’s a visitors centre with a shop, film show to explain the history (free) and small museum (free). Restrooms are available. Due to work being carried out there was some restrictions on where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tauri C
Reviewed 13 December 2018

we rode our bikes 10 miles to this memorial and it was worth it. Fun place to visit and beautiful shoreline to enjoy a picnic...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gene F
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I love Desoto National Park. There is beach area, picnic tables, a neat museum, walking trails, and they have an area where the do old time reanactments. It is wonderful for children to see how people cooked, washed clothes, and got things done before there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Littlekbs
Reviewed 22 November 2018

easy trails, good markers with LOTS of historical info. Views of the river are very pleasant. Shade in most areas. Only thing that was a bit over the top were the cutouts of Indians and other characters ... actors from a re-enactment maybe? Lovely way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wudy77
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The DeSoto National Park is a favorite walk for our dog- the trails are fun for everyone and the views from the Manatee river and bay are spectacular! She demands to do this park every Weekend- and we also love it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobcruise1
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Great place to learn about a Spanish explorer and the horrid methods he used to accomplish his search for gold. Pleasant greeting and great information from staff. Be sure to watch the informative film before walking the well maintained trails. Easy to locate and lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Most people probably don't know about this park, and we only found out about it because it is listed in the National Parks passport. I gave my daughter a passport this summer, and she has been excited to visit as many National Parks as possible....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SteveR8412
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