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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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  • Off the main drag, tucked into its own paradise, you will find this small natural wonder. Short trails, waterfront views, picnic areas. You can play in small Sandy area, or wade in waters, but it's no...  more »
  • This park is a hidden gem in West Bradenton. It's not that large but it has some nice walking trails and informational tours. 
  • We always try to stop at NPS sites when traveling... This spot was small but very nice... Learned a lot from the video... The volunteer staff helped us greatly... Worth a stop. 
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  • The kayak tour was great. Waiting and being eaten up by the noseeems wasnt. Lol. The Rangers were very knowledgeable!
  • Great place for a walk or swim with your family & pet. Plenty of spots to soak up Florida history, flora and fauna. Good launching point for a kayak. Although you will have to carry your boat about 60 yards to the shore.
  • DeSoto National Park, not to be confused with DeSoto County Park north of here in Pinellas County, is a place where you can step back in time to 1539. Follow the Spanish Explorer Hernando DeSoto on his 4,000 mile expedition from Florida across Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi. The film and visitor center were very informative. Park Rangers friendly. Nice nature trail along the shore of the Manatee River.
  • My girls and I had a blast on the haunted trail on Saturday
  • The most beautiful beach in Florida... sand and water are the most beautiful