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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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35 reviews 35 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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4 reviews 4 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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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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