Fairly close to busy Manatee Avenue and Cortez, but this park is very peaceful. Only a short walk from the car park to the visitor centre past a really nice old tree. The centre has a small shop, restrooms and you can watch a short (20min.) movie if you want. There are also a few exhibits, be sure to feel... 更多
Well signposted from both Cortez and Manatee, easy to find. Good parking, and bathroom facilities. Well laid out, with a very efficient visitor centre, voluntary contributions act as an access fee, and help with the upkeep of the park. Nice, well signposted walks with well defined and easy to understand information boards. Lovely views across the bay, lots of photo... 更多
Visited the memorial several times, the last time with my 3 year old grandson. He enjoyed exploring the seaside trails and chasing crabs.
We regularly visit the National Memorial at Desoto Park when we do our Winter stay in the area. Very peaceful place to go and great walking trails. This is a Federal Park and there is no admission charge. Give it a try and take your camera. The Jivecats.
De Soto National Memorial Ranger Led Kayak Tour 2016 Season – Researching before our annual summer trip to Anna Maria Island, we noticed the De Soto National Memorial Ranger Led Kayak Tour activity. We were told that it was full during our planned visit. I asked if there was a wait list and we requested to be added. Sure enough... 更多
It is hard to remember that you are as close to Manatee Avenue traffic when you are walking down the board walk at this park. Great place to take animals; a nice learning center; and I appreciate the small signs that identify some of the plants. Sit on the rocks and enjoy the water while you are here. Low key,... 更多
Great place for tourists coming to Bradenton the first time who want to see Indian mounds, receive a tour, an interactive area, gift shop, views of the water, nature trails with interactive signage.
This is a great location if you are wanting to learn some historical facts about the area. The National Park Service has done a nice job with presenting information regarding Desoto's arrival to the area. One you finish the historical presentation, you can go on the hiking trails for a nice walk along the Manatee River. There is plenty of... 更多