Explore the Bradenton area’s old-Florida history, and visit its museums, parks and preserves. And don’t miss vibrant downtown Bradenton, the riverwalk and the Village of the Arts – a working artists’ community. It’s culture and fun and it’s all in Bradenton. So take a break from the beach and visit Robinson Preserve, Hernando Desoto Memorial Park and the Cortez fishing village. What a perfect vacation, with plenty of rentals and hotels to choose for your stay.
Florida was never about theme parks or gift shops. It’s the soft beaches, friendly neighborhoods and constant sense of discovery that make Florida, well, Florida.
From the Village of the Arts to the sculptures along the Riverwalk, Bradenton’s local art scene is more of a community than a scene.
In 1948, the Miami Aquarium and Tackle Company was operating aboard the Prinz Valdemar, a Danish warship that had capsized and was turned into an aquarium.
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