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Manatee Village Historical Park

Address: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone Number: 941 749 7165
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Bradenton
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Venice, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A real time machine. Well restored original area buildings and an easy to navigate setup. The volunteer that we ran into was very knowledgeable and added greatly to the visit. Much pride has been taken in restoration. Payment is by donation. A couple hours is more than enough to ramble through this excellent presentation.

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Punta Gorda, Florida, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Enjoyed all the historical buildings and our informative volunteer who gave us a detailed description regarding the history of the Park. Beautiful setting and great place to take the kids..

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a national historic site with buildings from the early pioneer days in Florida. The Wiggins store, one of the original stores in the area built in 1903, the First Court House built in 1806 and many more. For animal lovers, two cats live in the museum or it's grounds. We have been twice & found something new each... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great place to cist and learn about yesteryear. Great volunteers. I would not visit in the summer since it all most all outside it can very hot.

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We (family of 4, 2 adults and twins aged 9) visited the Park during our trip to the US and it was one of the most interesting days we had. We planned to stay for an hour and 3 hours later we forced ourselves to leave. We found it fascinating and the kids loved the whole experience. We came upon... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was a place that we were wanting to visit for quite some time and kept putting it off. We live so close by and just didn't get there. We were quite surprised and don't know why we didn't go any sooner. It was a place with many little building that show the history of the area. The day we... More 

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Village consists of about a dozen old buildings and historical items from the Manatee County area laid out in a park like setting. It is very easy to find right off of Manatee Ave in Bradenton. There is no charge for parking or admission. The highlight of the Village is the restored and furnished Wiggins General Store. It contains... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This Park has several buildings to walk through and see what life was like a long time ago. Re-enactors explain their crafts well and show you how to make items

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Bradenton, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A free place to go learn about the history of our area. Great older buildings. Just be careful walking on the brick sidewalk- I can't imagine how people always walked on them, especially when wet. Better than mud I guess. :-) Stop by on a nice day; you won't regret it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

free local history with buildings to explore. Docent led tours if you call ahead. scavanger hunt for the littles

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