Local Area Attractions Near Bradenton / Hunsader Farms KOA

Nestled in between the beach and State Parks, you will find plenty to do in our area!

TreeUmph! Adventure Course
TreeUmph! Adventure Course

Gear up for climbing, swinging & adventuring through the trees. We've got over 10 football fields of challenging terrain and hundreds of aerial adventure games- Plus, thousands of smiling faces both young & young at heart. Fly through a dense forest from tree to tree on crazy-fun obstacles that defy gravity. Get in sync with nature. Love every single moment spent with your friends and family as you experience one of the most unique attractions in Florida. Rise Above!

21805 E. State Road 70

Bradenton, FL 34202

941-213-8763

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Myakka River State Park
Myakka River State Park

The majestic Myakka River flows though 58 square miles of one of Florida's oldest and largest parks. In a scene reminiscent of what early Native Americans and Spanish explorers witnessed, arching palm trees and live oaks reflect on a winding tea-colored stream. The cries of limpkins and osprey pierce the air, while alligators and turtles sun lazily on logs and riverbanks. This is the Myakka River, Florida's first state-designated wild and scenic river, and it flows through a vast expanse of unspoiled wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands that make up Myakka River State Park. Boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the water, while hikers and bicyclists explore miles of trails and backroads.

On the weekends, the back entrance is open, making it a quick drive from our campground to the State Park!

13208 State Road 72

14880 Murphy Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Sarasota, FL 34241

941-361-6511

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Dakin Dairy Farms
Dakin Dairy Farms

Dakin Dairy Farms is the only dairy farm in Florida open to the public that produces and bottles their own milk right on the farm (and has the BEST chocolate milk you'll ever have)! 1,000 acres of sustainable family farming just 10 miles east of our campground on SR 70. The dairy offers unique things to do for families and offers a unique opportunity to highlight the two major economies in Florida – Tourism & Agriculture!

30771 Betts Rd

Myakka City, FL 34251

941-322-2802

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Big Cat Habitat
Big Cat Habitat

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is an ever-growing large-animal rescue just 20 miles south west of our campground. Founded in 1987, the non-profit sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of exotic animals (including lions, tiger, bears, primates, and more), offers placement for animals in need, and works to educate the public about animal care and conservation.

7101 Palmer Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34240

941-371-6377

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Florida Railroad Museum
Florida Railroad Museum

The Florida Railroad Museum, Inc. was founded as The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum with the stated goal of preserving Florida's railroad history. Over the years, the Museum has aquired and restored rolling stock and equipment to operate for the public's enjoyment. We hope our visitors appreciate the sights and sounds of Florida railroading as it existed in the 1940s and 1950s. To achieve its goal of operating equipment and recreating the sights and sounds of Florida railroading, the Museum operates on a six mile line between Parrish and Willow, Florida in rural Manatee County. This railroad line was the first railroad to be built in Manatee County. Each weekend diesel locomotives pull equipment consisting of open window coaches, a covered gondola, and an air conditioned coach. This is only a 19 minute drive from our campground!

12210 83rd St E

Parrish, FL 34219

941-776-0906

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Lake Manatee State Park
Lake Manatee State Park

The park extends three miles along the south shore of beautiful Lake Manatee, our namesake.The lake was created when a dam was built across the Manatee River in the mid-1960s. Despite the park's name, visitors cannot actually see manatees at this park because the dam blocks their access to the lake. The lake offers excellent freshwater fishing and anglers can fish from their boats or from the park's fishing docks. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake for boating, canoeing and kayaking, however boat motors must be less than 20 horsepower. A swimming beach is located in our day-use area for those who want to cool off on those hot summer days or just soak in the rays. Please swim at your own risk, as lifeguards are not provided. A restroom facility with showers is located near the beach. A large picnic area is nestled in oaks next to the lake. A picnic pavilion is available on a first-come, first-serve basis or may be reserved for a fee.The park's natural habitats consists primarily of pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub with some depression marshes and hardwood forests. A hike down one of our trails is like taking a step back in time, providing a glimpse of ...the Real Florida. Lake Manatee State Park is located 5 miles west of our campground on State Road 64.

20007 FL-64

Bradenton, FL 34212

941-741-3028

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Solomon's Castle
Solomon's Castle

Standing in a central Florida swamp, shining in the sun, is a hand-built medieval castle complete with a moat.The sculptor Howard Solomon started building the castle in 1974 out of aluminum printing plates thrown out by the local newspaper. Years later, the ever-evolving, gleaming three-story-high castle covers 12,000 sq. feet, including the courtyard filled with sculptures made from discarded automotive parts and a 60-foot replica of a 16th century Portuguese galleon that serves as the Moat restaurant.While the structure itself captures the imagination of the child at heart, it is the pun-filled tour led by Solomon himself that is truly worth the time.

Only a 30 minute drive from our campground, this is something the whole family can enjoy!

4533 Solomon Rd

Ona, FL 33865

863-494-6077

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The Ringling Museum of Art
The Ringling Museum of Art

Today, The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Its story begins nearly a century ago, with the circus impresario and his beloved wife's shared love for Sarasota, Italy, and art. This famous museum is 25 miles from our campground.

5401 Bay Shore Rd

Sarasota, FL 34243

941-359-5700

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Bearadise Ranch
Bearadise Ranch

Bearadise Ranch is home to the famous Welde family bears. Established in 1926 to educate and generate public awareness for habitat preservation and conservation for all bear species. Educational presentations are part of the tour offering plenty of photographic opportunities for the nature lover or bear enthusiast. Only 4 miles from our campground!

6908 245th St E

Myakka City, FL 34251

941-322-2462

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Fiorelli Winery
Fiorelli Winery

Fiorelli Winery is the only grape winery and vineyard on the gulf coast of Southwestern Florida. Originated in 1998, thier signature, hand crafted wines will change your opinion about wine in Florida! Only 1.4 miles from our campground!

4250 County Road 675 E

Bradenton, FL 34211

941-322-0976

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Mote Marine Aquarium
Mote Marine Aquarium

Just 30 miles south west of our campground, Mote Marine is the perfect place to explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs, and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway

Sarasota, FL 34236

941-388-4441

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Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex
Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

27 minutes from our campground there is a 115,000 square feet “igloo-like” complex state-of-the-art facility on the Florida Gulf Coast offering recreational and entertainment activities for all ages! The complex features two NHL size ice rinks used for public ice skating!

5309 29th Street East

Ellenton, FL 34222

941-723-3663

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White Buffalo Saloon (Linedancing)
White Buffalo Saloon (Linedancing)

Remember the “Urban Cowboy” craze of 1980? People were flocking to honky-tonks for a little two-stepping on Friday and Saturday nights, and mechanical bulls started popping up everywhere. Well, those days are long gone … but we're keeping the spirit alive (sans the mechanical bull). This is no fad — people still love to dance, listen to down-home music, eat some grub, down a few drinks and meet old and new friends.We want you to feel right at home at the White Buffalo Saloon.We showcase local, national, and worldwide talent on our 1,000-square-foot center stage for your entertainment. In addition to the center stage, we offer a 2,500-square-foot dance floor for your dancing pleasure.The White Buffalo Saloon, which opened in January 2013, encompasses more 100 feet of bar top and our back bar features “All American” brands. Come sit on the back porch and enjoy an outdoor dining area offering a complete full liquor bar and four 50-inch screen TVs. Enjoy live music, the hottest DJs, or be a “DJ for the Day.” "

This local and "out-of-towner" favorite is only a 35 minute drive from our campground!

5377 McIntosh Rd

Sarasota, FL 34233

941-927-6655

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

A tropical, urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticulture displays and a Sarasota bay-front setting, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a living museum and world-class center for education, research and conservation. Less than 27 miles from our campground!

900 S. Palm Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34236

941-366-5731

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Bradenton Motorsports Park
Bradenton Motorsports Park

Bradenton Motorsports Park is a 1/4-mile International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) drag strip located just 3.7 miles west of our campground!
The track is a favorite of seasoned drag racers, and host of the annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals. This popular event alone attracts thousands from around the country and is one of several premiere drag racing events held at the facility each year.

21000 SR. 64

Bradenton, FL 34212

941-748-1320

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Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ca d'Zan Mansion

Less than 25 miles from our campground, Ca d'Zan Mansion was the winter home of the American circus owner, John Ringling and his wife, Mable. Built between 1924 and 1926, the waterfront mansion is five stories high and contains 36,000 square feet. The Ringlings were lovers of Venice and the waterfront site reminded them of the lagoon in Venice.The style of the house is called Mediterranean Revival and shows the influence of the Doge's Palace in Venice. The name of the mansion is Venetian for “House of John.” In addition to serving as a residence, the mansion also housed their large collection of art and artifacts. Docent led tours of the mansion are offered.

5401 Bay Shore Road

Sarasota, FL 34243

941-359-5700

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a garden and animal attraction located on Bay Shore Road. Founded in 1939, it is one of the oldest continuously operated attractions in the state. The gardens started with 10 acres of land which were planted with thousands of tropical flowers and trees from all over the world. In the 1970s, the first Exotic Bird Show was created and featured cockatoos and macaws. Gradually more animals and shows were added. Today, the gardens are home to a large variety of animals including parrots, small mammals, and primates as well as many reptiles such as alligators, crocodiles, iguanas, lizards, and snakes. There are also many pink flamingos in the garden. Just 25 miles from our campground!

3701 Bay Shore Rd

Sarasota, FL 34234

941-355-5305

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