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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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Florida History

Great little National Monument. 20 minute film on De Soto's 1539 expedition. Interpretive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike M
Franklin, Tennessee
Great park, interesting history. (Check the tides before going)

We went to this park yesterday, as we were intrigued by it being a combination of history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 6 days ago

Great little National Monument. 20 minute film on De Soto's 1539 expedition. Interpretive programs from December to April.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this park yesterday, as we were intrigued by it being a combination of history and walking trails. Unfortunately there are very high king tides at the moment (we went on Oct 7th), due to the moon, and we arrived there just before...More

Thank boatie_girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walk my dog at the De Soto Park almost daily. Very scenic with both beach front and forest trails. Excellent museum.

Thank djcsr49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a great place to learn about the history of the area. Everything is free, and the people running it are very friendly and know a lot about local history.

Thank 764miltonc
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This national memorial is easy to reach: Turn right on to 75th St. from Manatee Ave (SR 64) or left if coming from Anna Maria Island and proceed straight to the parking area. If you pass the parking area which like the park entrance is...More

Thank Alan979797
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 24 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 18 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 17 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
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