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Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone Number: 941-966-5214
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer...
Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer era buildings and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Tour a 30-acre archaeological, historical and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota County, Florida. A large Butterfly Garden, picnic facilities, nature trails through a unique environment and one-of-a-kind exhibits are just some of the interesting features included in your experience.
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Beautiful Sunsets

Fun to walk around and explore. We got here late, there was a wedding going on. Staff was very courteous, beautiful grounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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baltimore, maryland
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baltimore, maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fun to walk around and explore. We got here late, there was a wedding going on. Staff was very courteous, beautiful grounds.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Historic Spanish Point has beautifully maintained grounds, enthusiastic staff (all volunteers!). You'll encounter great picnic areas (bring your own food and drinks), most of them are shaded by majestic trees. Allow 2-3 hours to wonder but I highly recommend to take the 2 hour long walking tour to make sense of what you see (consider yourself lucky if you get... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I recent visited this attraction and very much enjoyed the three hours that I spent here. I took the walking tour led by a tour guide. Our guide was very informative and added a touch of humor throughout the tour. I liked the history lesson which included information about Potter and Bertha Palmer among others who helped make this area... More 

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a wonderful day! The volunteers were so friendly & informative, I don't think we missed a thing. There was a nice variety of things to see. We loved the beautiful historic buildings and the peaceful location on the water.

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was very interesting and the woman playing the part of Lizzie is wonderful. She presents fascinating information about Lizzie Webb Guptill and what life was like in the early 1900's. Afterwards, we walked around the grounds and looked at the historic buildings. It is a beautiful location and I recommend a visit. This event is not offered all of... More 

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Hamilton
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a wonderful, historic location to visit. If you have often wondered about Florida history in the Sarasota - Venice corridor this is the place to visit. Spanish Point has wonderful trails through local fauna, and houses and buildings of a bygone era. The attraction has easy access, plenty of parking, and is not too expensive for admission. Plan... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Spanish Point is a good piece of Florida history and heritage on the west coast of the state. There are many interesting things to see and it has a good history of the family that settled here long ago.

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Goldau, Switzerland
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91 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a very interesting park. There are traces of very early settlement (thousands of years back) and homes from the early 20th century. We walked the park and the houses and enjoyed our visit very much. This is one of the most interesting places in Florida in our opinion. pore

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Osprey, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you don't take the tram you will miss out on so much, as you can tell from the reviewer that did not take the tram. After, you can walk around to your favorite places. FYI, The trams only run certain days & not on weekends. Also, everything seems subject to change because the whole place is run by volunteers,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is an interesting destination that has a lot to offer but does take some tolerance for ambiguity inherent in many small, local, volunteer-driven and likely underfunded museums and historic sites. Yes, the road signage was confusing and the directions a little casual for first-time visitors, but the staff was friendly and welcoming; the scope of the history very broad;... More 

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