An Epic Journey into the New World

In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen, and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States.

Visitors solve the final puzzle to escape Uzita

Escape De Soto, Escape Room is Back!

Come out for a one of a kind park experience. solve puzzles and break codes to escape Uzita. For groups of 4 to 8 people.

Young Girl holds fish she has caught

De Soto Rancho Fishing Clinics are Back!

Back this Summer is our free fishing clinics. for ages 7 and up. make your reservation at Don't wait!

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History at Camp Uzita!

Starting January 4, 2024, living history programs return to De Soto. Programs run Thursday through Sunday from 10-3.

Last updated: November 4, 2023

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Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


941 792-0458 x105

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