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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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Loved it!!!

As a fan of history- I loved it. beautiful park= wonderful trails with great signage. The Rangers... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Nice visit to a spot with important Florida history

It's nice to see a National Park with an emphasis on Florida History. This is not a huge park like... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Hector A P
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“visitor center” (51 reviews)
“manatee river” (79 reviews)
“nature trail” (25 reviews)
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75th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34280
+1 941-792-0458 ext. 105
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

As a fan of history- I loved it. beautiful park= wonderful trails with great signage. The Rangers were friendly. The visitor center is nice =has a good movie along with a small gift shop. Enjoyed walking the trails and seeing the history of De Soto....More

1  Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It's nice to see a National Park with an emphasis on Florida History. This is not a huge park like Yosemite or Everglades, but rather a small memorial that can be done in a few hours. There are hiking trails (beware when it's hot out!),...More

1  Thank Hector A P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We have been living here for 22 years and had never taken in this attraction. When we heard that the Senior National Park Life Pass was only $10 and the price would be going up to $80 after August 27th we looked for a National...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Desoto National Memorial is one of the 400+ national park unit sites in the US and this one is well worth your visit. Beautiful grounds and scenic trails on the brackish Manatee River and a well-done visitor's centers with one of the most interesting historical...More

1  Thank SteveBinkley
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My husband is a big history buff, so we visited Desoto National Memorial during our family vacation. We are staying in Orlando but Bradenton was a short 1.5 hour drive away. We have two teenage girls and thought it would be fun to take the...More

2  Thank Avery397
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We also walked the nature trail. Worth the 1 hour of your time for some history of the area. Staff was very nice and they work hard to keep the mosquitoes in check.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a great place to walk tree-shaded paths. Lovely views of the water as well. Picnic areas and benches along the paths provide a nice place to sit and take in the scenery, or to have a picnic lunch (no concession stands, must bring...More

1  Thank Robin D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

You get the opportunity to step back in time to when the first Spanish settlers came to Florida and get a sense for how they lived and what they found. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, especially with young (middle school) children.

Thank TonyUSMC
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Although I am a local and have visited several times,I love bringing guests to this great national park location. Beautiful views of the Manatee River as well as local floral and fauna are a bonus. There is a visitor center to check in and learn...More

Thank Noreaster123
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This park is very well-maintained and is an excellent place to enjoy history and beautiful scenery combined! The park staff are courteous and helpful. It is also pet friendly, so you can enjoy a beautiful walk with your pet.

Thank lottiewebster
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