Bradenton is a short drive from Florida’s Gulf Coast shores including Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Visitors can explore Bradenton’s Old Florida history and visit museums, parks and preserves. Vibrant downtown, RiverWalk and Village of the Arts – a working artists community are not to be missed.
A collection of restored, historic buildings from Manatee County’s pioneer past, the historical park includes a courthouse, one-room schoolhouse, farmhouse, general store, boat shop, steam engine and a Florida cowboy bunkhouse. It’s culture and it’s fun.