De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton

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De Soto National Memorial's mission is to commemorate Conquistador Hernando De Soto's 1539 expedition through the Southeastern United States and to tell the history of the Native American tribal societies they encountered.
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  • August 12, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    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.  more »
  • July 19, 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 lu...  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    History is so much better when you experience it. The amazing volunteers that teach you of the history in this very clean, prestige location of Hernando Desoto landing deserve all the praise.
  • March 29, 2017
    Another great National facility. Good recreations with demonstrations and excellent film. Very balanced presentations. Great nature walk. No admission fee.
  • April 30, 2017
    My family loves it here for a walk through the mangroves and the perfect little beach. We are here almost every weekend. Our 2 1/2 year old thinks it's his.
  • December 28, 2016
    This is a public park/nature trail with a few displays. It's a very nice trail. See what the natural habitat looks like. Contemplate the impact of Spaniards meeting the native peoples. This place is very nicely laid out with a very walkable trail and nice displays. Multiple access points to the coast and ample parking. For a free experience, this is a very highly recommended place. Oh, if you go up the road you might find cars parked to the side. This is an early entrance. Keep driving forward and you'll see the main parking loop.
  • April 25, 2017
    Amazing trails and facilities. No beach, but a great place to put a paddleboard in (Robinson's preserve is also accessible from this launch).

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