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Dade Battlefield State Park, Bushnell
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Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is a state park located on County Road 603 between Interstate 75 (Exit 314) and U.S. Route 301 in Sumter County, Florida. The 80acre park includes 40acre of pine flatwoods and a live oak hammock. Also called the Dade Massacre site, It preserves the Second Seminole War battlefield where Seminole Indian warriors fought soldiers under the command of Major Francis L. Dade on December 28, 1835. Each year, on the weekend after Christmas (as close to the original date as possible), the Dade Battlefield Society sponsors a reenactment of the battle that started the Second Seminole War.Under the title of Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial, it is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on April 14, 1972).
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  • Stopped here to GeoCache, was full of historical information. The area was just beautiful. Several GeoCaches hidden in the little park. 
  • Great learning for the kids. Good for learning about Florida's histoy and visiting one of our many state parks. 
  • It's a small but pretty park. They have a small museum dedicated to the battle that happened there. You can watch a short film , I suggest you do if you are interested in the historical aspect of the ...  more »