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De Soto National Memorial

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Our dogs favorite place

The DeSoto National Park is a favorite walk for our dog- the trails are fun for everyone and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Educational and beautiful.

Great place to learn about a Spanish explorer and the horrid methods he used to accomplish his... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary H
Coarsegold, California, Usa
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“manatee river”(86 reviews)
“nature trail”(26 reviews)
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8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, FL 34209-9748
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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!

Thank Bobcruise1
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SteveR8412
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live only a mile from this location. I enjoy riding my bike to this location. It gives me time to reflect on my day and blessings in my life. There are plenty of walking trails, it's pet friendly and there are great staff to...More

Thank carolfisher0808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

De Soto National Memorial Park has historic buildings, an interpretive, informative film and trails with spectacular views. It's a treasure.

Thank louis7767
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I like that you can take your dog with you on the trails. I saw horse shoe crabs and dolphins. Nice trails for walking.

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place! The lady inside the visitor center was wonderful and very helpful. They had armor for the kids to try on, and crayons and coloring pages to keep them busy as well. Great place!

Thank Whitney2023
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a great park to take a walk and also to bring your dog. There are historical signs along the trails to fill you in on the history of the area. Many areas of the park are waterside and you can watch the boats...More

Thank heidisinger97
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A nice afternoon strolling around the paths and reading about history. I could have sat and watched the sail boats out on the bay enjoying the breeze all afternoon. Quite a few people just sitting in the shades by the water reading their books enjoying...More

Thank Starlit N
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This little gem is worth a stop if your nearby. The trail is short and very shaded. If you’re a history buff you’ll love learning about DeSoto - be sure to catch the movie. Dog friendly and a great place to picnic.

Thank Jackie G
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