De Soto National Memorial


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De Soto National Memorial:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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De Soto National Memorial

Address:3000 75th St NW
Bradenton, FL 34209

Phone:941-792-0458
Fax:941-792-5094
Web: www.nps.gov/deso/
Size: 27 acres.
Established: Authorized on March 11, 1948.
Location:At the northern terminus of 75th St. NW in Bradenton, Florida. Visitors can reach the park from I-75 or I-275.
Facilities:Visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Nature walk, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The landing of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in Florida in 1539 and the first extensive organized exploration of what is now the southern United States by Europeans are commemorated here. With an army of 600 soldiers, Soto had come to the new world with a license from the King of Spain to explore, colonize, and pacify the Indians of the area known as "La Florida".

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For a look at the area's past, De Soto National Memorial, Historic Spanish Point, Gamble Plantation and the Circus Museum are among many attractions that tell some of the biggest stories in some of the coolest costumes from the past 500 years.