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Family things in Manatee County listed in a quick and easy go to guide.

Looking for some fun things to do with the whole family in and around Manatee County Florida then check out this calendar of events!!!

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LOWE's Saturday morning building projects FREE!

Mondays are FREE! at Ringling Museum Of Art


Quick Links to the Best Places to discover all within an hour drive of downtown Bradenton Florida

Outdoor Things

De Soto National Memorial www.nps.gov/deso  Bradenton 
FREE! 

Ft De Soto Pinnellas County Park
www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_DeSoto.htm  Terria Verde 

Myakka River State Park 
www.myakkariver.org/ 
Myakka

Crowley Museum and Nature Center 
www.cmncfl.org/ Sarasota

Not A Clue Adventures www.notaclueadventures.com 

Big Cat Habitat 
bigcathabitat.org/ Sarasota

Mixon Fruit Farm 
www.mixon.com/default.asp Bradenton

Lake Manatee State Park www.floridastateparks.org/lakemanatee/default.cfm  Bradenton

Joan Durante Park www.longboatkey.org Long Boat Key FREE!  

Around The Bend Nature Tours www.aroundbend.com/

Bradenton Marauders Minor League Baseball www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t3390

Bradenton Farmers Market www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com/  

Bradenton Motor Sports Park http://www.bradentonmotorsports.com/ 


GT Bray Park and other Aquatic Centers www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/parks-and-recreation/pool-facilities Bradenton 

Manatee County Natural Preserve's www.mymanatee.org FREE!

Manatee Village Historic Park manateeclerk.com/historical/ManateeVillage.aspx  Bradenton 
FREE!

Village of the Arts www.villageofthearts.com/   Bradenton

Florida Railroad Museum www.frrm.org/  Parrish

Palmetto Historical Park www.manateeclerk.com/historical/PalmettoPark.aspx FREE! 

Hunsader Farms www.hunsaderfarms.com/  East Bradenton

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions www.hlipizzans.com/schedule.htm Myakka City 

Sarasota Polo Club www.sarasotapolo.com/events/upcoming.cfm 

Sarasota Children's Garden sarasotachildrensgarden.com/index.html  

Sarasota Bay Front Park www.fun-florida-getaways.com/sarasota-bayfront-park.cfm

Sarasota Farmers Market www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/

Selby Botantical www.selby.org/index.php?src= Sarasota

Siesta Key Farmers Market siestafarmersmarket.com/Hours%20and%20Directions.html

Sarasota Jungle Gardens www.sarasotajunglegardens.com/jungle/index.php

Lowry Park Zoo www.lowryparkzoo.com/  Tampa

Manatee Viewing Center www.tampaelectric.com/manatee/  Apollo Beach 

Ruskin Family Drive-In www.ruskinfamilydrivein.com/movies.html  

Sunken Gardens www.stpete.org/sunken/ St. Petersburg next to Great Explorations 

Indoor Things

Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez http://www.manateeclerk.com/historical/MaritimeMuseum.aspx 
 
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
www.amihs.org Anna Maria Island 

Mote Marie Laboratory www.mote.org/ Sarasota

AMF Bowling Lanes www.amf.com/bradentonlanes/centerHomepage.htm 
Bradenton

Astro Skating Center Bradenton (Formally Florida Wheels) www.astroskatingcenter.com/  Bradenton 

Manatee County Public Library System www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/neighborhood-services/library.html FREE!

S Florida Musuem, Aquarium & Planetarium  www.southfloridamuseum.org/TheMuseum.aspx Bradenton  

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex www.ellentonice.com/

Manatee County Agricultural Museum manateeclerk.com/historical/AgMuseum.aspx  FREE! Palmetto

Southeastern Guide Dogs www.guidedogs.org/  Palmetto 

Arts A Blaze Studio www.artsablazestudio.com/  Lakewood Ranch

Solomon's Castle and Boat on the Mote Restaurant www.solomonscastle.com/default.htm Ona

GWIZ The Science Musuem www.gwiz.org/  Sarasota

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art www.ringling.org/ Sarasota

Great Explorations Children's Museum www.greatexplorations.org/  next to Sunken Gardens St. Pete

Museum Of Science and Industry www.mosi.org/  Tampa