De Soto National Memorial

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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De Soto National Memorial:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) 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".

See other parks in Florida.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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THINGS TO DO: It's all about outdoor living: superior boating water with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, hiking and bird-watching at Robinson Preserve and De Soto National Monument, golf and tennis, downtown Bradenton's brand-new $6.5 million Riverwalk park.