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Manatee Village Historical Park

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Address: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone Number: 941 749 7165
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Refreshing Blast from the Past

If you love strolling through some history from the late 1800s and early 1900s this is the perfect place to do just that! The park is laid out in an orderly fashion! Just pick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you love strolling through some history from the late 1800s and early 1900s this is the perfect place to do just that! The park is laid out in an orderly fashion! Just pick up a brochure/map from the Wiggins General Store and start with #1 on the map -- which is the Old Cabbage Head Steam Engine. It's a... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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365 reviews 365 reviews
87 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

During a ride around the Sarasota area, we stopped at the Historical Park in Bradenton. It was listed in AAA and was well worth the visit. The citizens of the County had preserved several of the building from days gone by and moved them to this one site. There is a shed used by a prominent boat builder complete with... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It turned out to be a rainy day, but we still enjoyed our time visiting each building in this small enclave of local history. It is one of those places that you can spend a couple hours enjoying just reading and studying what life was like back when. I think it is a nice place to visit and you really... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This wonderful free historical park was a great surprise. We attended a great lecture and then spent several hours exploring the buildings and exhibits.

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Clearwater
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in history, this is a place for you. The park consist of local, historic building saved from demolition and moved to this one location. Stop in the main building for a map and to visit the small upstairs museum. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a nice way to spend a few hours... More 

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newyork
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Manatee Historical Village is a small collection of buildings representing Old Florida. There is even an old locomotive to climb on as well as a children's play area. Just the right size for a small dose of history. Even the family pooch is welcome. Suggest using the GPS as it is a bit tricky to get to.

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I went here with our 5 yr. old grandson who really likes trains. He enjoyed climbing on the big,old train engine, dressing up as a cowboy, completing the scavenger hunt and the gift shop. We liked all the old buildings and their history, friendliness of all the staff and reasonable gift shop prices.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Ever wonder how Floridians lived before electricity brought us air conditioning? Check out the ingenious "Cracker Gothic" home at this small historical park. You'll also see a one-room schoolhouse, a courthouse and a church from a century ago.

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Venice, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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