De Soto Landing Date Has Been Changed to Saturday April 19th
The Date for the De soto Landing Event on the parks Calendar of Events is wrong. It is listed as April 20th. The event has moved to Saturday April 19th as originally planned. The times of the landing remain the same at 10am and 1pm.
Be A Junior Ranger
The New Junior Ranger Activity Book is Here!
Visitors can obtain the Junior Ranger activity booklet from the Visitor Center between 9-5 daily. To earn a free Junior Ranger Badge, kids have to complete six activites as well as a park map activity. Kids get a free book with a pencil and compass to help them complete the activities. We also have "official" Junior Ranger hats available in our bookstore.
Did You Know?
Hernando de Soto died on May 21, 1542, three years after his conquest of La Florida began. His men buried him in the Mississippi River so that Native Americans would not know that he was not the immortal god he claimed to be. His remains have never been found. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...