Where can you go enjoy beautiful scenery, get physical exercise, learn something about history and not have to pay an admission fee? If you are in the Bradenton, Florida area you can drive over to Desoto National Park.
In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States.
Jennifer from My Frugal Wife recently took a road trip over to Desoto National Park in Bradenton, Florida. You can read all about her day out with her family and dogs enjoying the sun, sand and history.
Click to read Jennifer’s review of Desoto National Park
Directions and Admission
8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, Florida 34209
De Soto National Memorial is free to the public. Donations are accepted and help support park operations.
pictures used by permission from My Frugal Wife