5605 18TH Street E. , Ellenton, FL, US, 34222

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  • Attractions

    »Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

    The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is a memoir of the sugar plantation in the area. The estate has a large mansion, which used to serve as the main office as well as the home of Major Robert Gamble. It also served as a safe-house for Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederate Secretary of State at one point in time. Now, open to the public, the mansion has been refurbished and echos a typical plantation from its time. While the mansion is open to tours and visitors, the garden area is great for picnics. They also have events here on a regular basis. So call ahead for more information.

    3708 Patten Avenue
    Ellenton, FL 34222

    »Manatee Village Historical Park

    A National Historic site, this park contains a collection of historic buildings ranging in ages from 1860 to 1914 including an 1887 church, a 1903 General Store, and a 1912 farmhouse. All of the buildings are filled with period furnishings and a 1914 steam engine is also on display. Visitors can also enjoy a children's hands-on room, museum exhibits, and picnic areas while visiting here.

    1404 Manatee Avenue East
    Bradenton, Florida 34208

    »Palmetto Historical Park

    Many historic buildings, including the original post office, which are filled with documents and artifacts and many of which are a part of the Carnegie exhibits are featured at this historical park that also contains the Agricultural Museum and the Heritage Chapel. Educational programs and tours are available upon request.

    515 Tenth Avenue West
    Palmetto, Florida 34221

    »Regatta Pointe Marina

    Regatta Pointe Marina's boating community is very "live aboard" friendly and they have many amenities that cater specifically to their residents, including deep waters and no bridges between the marina and the Tampa Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Hassle-free living and a desire to provide a boating community that will exceed all of your needs while staying with us is extremely important to the entire team. Regatta Pointe Marina has everything you need for your excursion, including boat slip rentals, diesel fuel, boat supplies, and more.

    1005 Riverside Drive
    Palmetto, Florida 34221

    »The Parker Manatee Aquarium

    The Parker Manatee Aquarium is located at the South Florida Museum complex. Home to three adorable adult manatees, the aquarium is a scientific facility that cares for manatees after they’ve been examined and just before they’re released back into the wild. The aquarium works jointly with the US Fish and Wildlife Hospital and other critical care centers for manatees, in order to rehabilitate these wonderful creatures back into the wild. The pool holds more than 50,000 gallons of water for these creatures to play and frolic as they would in their natural environment. At the aquarium, you can also learn about the manatees, their feeding habits, personalities, life cycle, anatomy and more. It is also home to Snooty the manatee who never leaves the aquarium.

    201 10th Street West
    Bradenton, FL 34205

    »Twin Dolphin Marina

    A 225 slip, state-of-the-art marina that offers many on site amenities such as luxurious facilities, a heated pool and spa, gas grills, a fully stocked ships store, a fuel dock, shower and laundry facilities, modern floating docks, and rental bikes.

    1100 First Avenue West
    Bradenton, Florida 34205

    »Fort Hamer Boat Ramp

    Built in 1849 on the south shore across from the present public boat ramp as one of several fortifications around Tampa Bay, this 24 hour boat ramp offers access to the water, as well as swimming and other recreational activities.

    Fort Hamer Road & Manatee River
    Bradenton, Florida 34219

    »Warners Bayou

    Open 24 hours, this public boat ramp features a single and double ramp that is usable at all tides and can accommodate boats over 15 feet long. Fishing and swimming activities are also available.

    Fifty-Ninth Street West & Riverview Boulevard
    Bradenton, Florida 34205

    »Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site

    The Madira Bickel Mound is spread across an area of 10 acres (4.04 hectares) and is the very first Native American location in the state to be termed as a State Archaeological Site. The site offers an array of recreational activities and is open to the public year round. The site is a great option if you are looking to spend a nice weekend picnicking or hiking with your family. The park grounds open at 8:00 am and close at sunset.

    Bayshore Drive
    Palmetto, FL 34250

    »Manatee County Courthouse

    Manatee County Courthouse that was built in 1912 features in the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse premises houses memorials to commemorate the county’s martyr. This historic courthouse is still functional and houses the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

    1115 Manatee Avenue West
    Bradenton, FL 34205

    »Portavant Mound Site

    The Portavant Mound Site, or the Snead Island Temple Mound, is a historic site located near Palmetto, Florida. This archaeological site near the Manatee river, consists of a large temple mound, some 1200 years old that was created by the Safety Harbor culture from 900 to 1725 CE. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

    5801 17th Street West
    Palmetto, FL 34221

    »De Soto National Memorial

    The De Soto National Memorial is a historic center that is spread over 26.84 acres (10.86 ha) of land. This center is a place that consists of preserves of the historical demonstrations,the controversial stories of exploration, etc. Currently the center features historic armors and weapons (where one can try a piece of the armor), period artifacts, walking trails through the landscape of the Florida coastal, guided and nature trails, fishing, bird watching, picnicking, etc. A theater showcases the movie of Hernando de Soto, a book store is available too. A living history camp is accessible by the visitors from the December to April. The access to the park is free of cost.

    8300 De Soto Memorial Highway
    Bradenton, FL 34209
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