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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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  • Included a good show of DeSoto artifacts and a talk on the people of the time , both Spanish and Indian. Actual demonstration of old weapons in use. Short to medium walks along the water and through t...  more »
  • Improvements have been made to the visual interpretation of the site. The Rangers are friendly and knowledgable. Too bad they were trying to grow grass in the sand around the big trees. Good place to ...  more »
  • The 20 minute movie and the descriptive charts on the grounds and in the Visitors Center gave a thorough picture of DeSoto's arrival and travels throughout the southeast that was very educational. The...  more »
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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