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ADVENTURE AWAY

Whether your visitors want to dine al fresco with the Gulf as your backdrop, jetski alongside dolphins, or explore nature preserves by bike, your adventure awaits. Be sure to check out Adventure Away hand-picked Top Ten Things to do on and around Anna Maria Island to see the range of authentic experiences at your fingertips.

Adventure Away 119, Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

1-844-522-6654

Andersen RacePark

Encompassing 18 beautifully landscaped acres, the facility includes a 1-mile test track, a lake, 22 garages on pit lane, a full-service karting store and Andersen Racing's immaculate 8,000-square-foot shop. It's the perfect place to learn, offering training and testing programs geared toward all skill levels. Whether a seasoned expert or just a raw beginner, Andersen RacePark can help them go faster.

10101 Highway 41, Palmetto, FL 34221, United States

(941) 723-3900

Around the Bend Nature Tours

With tours that tell the Florida story, including the best of state’s nature beauty, with outdoor tours, classes, field trips, and day camps in parks and on the water for groups of all ages, the Around the Bend Nature Tours is the perfect choice. Guides are professionally certified Master Naturalists through the University of Florida and will meet visitors onsite with all they need (dip nets, binoculars, Native American tools) for a real Florida experience!

P.O. Box 1136, Bradenton, FL 34206-1136

Fax: (815) 366-8020 / Phone: (941) 794-8773

Bearadise Ranch

A unique attraction in a natural Florida setting. Bearadise Ranch is home to the famous Welde family bears. Here they swim, climb trees, and enjoy life in Florida. Established in 1926 to educate and generate public awareness for habitat preservation and conservation for all bear species, the ranch offers educational presentations as part of the tour with plenty of photographic opportunities for the nature lover or bear enthusiast.

6908 245th Street East, Myakka City, FL 34251, United States

(941) 322-2462

Bradenton Motorsports

Year round of Action! Bradenton Motorsports has one of the best track in Florida! Come and have a good time with: drag racing, grudge racing, car shows, swap meets, professional drag racing and testing, club track days, heads-up drag racing and Bracket racing.

21000 SR. 64 - Bradenton, FL 34212

(941) 748-1320

Bradenton Riverwalk

Well-designed public spaces that offer high-quality events promote quality of life and economic development. Visit the new Riverwalk and enjoy concerts, festivals, art talks, movies, food, volleyball, educational events, yoga, skateboarding, fishing, crafts, youth theater, living history, boating, art making, exercise, and many community connecting activities. Events are listed in the Realize Bradenton Calendar.

Pavilion & Event Area, 452 3rd Avenue West - Bradenton FL 34205

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Bunker Hill Winery

The Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery has as goal to produce the "Gold Standard" of Florida wines and to produce 'Only' World Class wines. They use only 100% locally grown grapes and 100% Whole Fresh Fruits & Vegetables to produce wines. All of the wines are unfiltered, never blended, age at least 1 year in glass carboys before bottling and only bottled in 100% recycled wine bottles.

8905 Bunker Hill Rd - Duette, FL 34219

(941) 776-0418

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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! 1,000 acres of sustainable family farming just 20 minutes off of I-75 at SR 70 or Fruitville Road offers unique things to do for tour groups. Learn "Where Milk Comes From", watch milk travel from the cow to the bottle, then taste the difference of truly fresh Dakin milk. A fun experience.

30771 Betts Rd., Myakka City, FL 34251

(941) 322-2802

Darwins Brewing Co.

If you love sampling unique craft beers, Darwin Brewing is the place to go. A cozy tap room located right across the street from McKechnie Field, Darwin’s offers a variety of their own craft beers which are produced right within the facility. Through beer dinners, festivals, and word of mouth, Rosabal’s brews have become a staple of the burgeoning Florida craft beer landscape.

803 17th Avenue West - Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 747-1970

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Desoto Speedway

The Speedway was constructed in the early 1970s and is a 3/8-mile paved oval with 12 degree banking through the turns. With seating for 5,000, the fans are able to see a wide range of cars during the normal Saturday night program. The variety of classes competing includes Winged Springs, Open Wheel Modifieds, Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks and much more.

21050 State Road 64E - Bradenton, FL 34212

(941) 748-3171

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Florida Railroad Museum

Florida’s Home of Railroad History, the museum has acquired and restored over the years rolling stock and equipment to operate for the public's enjoyment, preserving Florida’s Railroad history. It operates train rides year-round every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM 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!

12210 83rd Street East, Parrish, FL 34219, United States

(941) 776-0906

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

With beautiful grounds, the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is a great place to spend lunch hour, bring picnic items and join them for a mansion tour in this historic sugar plantation. Guided tours of Gamble Mansion are offered six times daily starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday through Monday. A Visitor Center with a museum is open Thursday through Monday, 9am. - 11:45am. and 12:45pm. - 5pm.

3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, Florida 34222

(941) 723-4536

Lipizzan Stallions

The world famous dancing horses perform at Ottomar Hermann Training Grounds. Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Royal Lipizzans are unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Topeka, from Kansas, wrote on Trip Advisor: "We were there several years ago and really enjoyed the show. The horses and trainers did a terrific job. Recommend it to anyone who admires horses!"

32755 Singletary Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251

941-322-1501

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Manatee County Agricultural Museum

The Manatee County Agricultural Museum is located within the Palmetto Historical Park, so visitors get a “two-for-one” experience if desired – a tour of the Ag Museum along with a guided tour of the six buildings in the Historical Park (Carnegie Library, Heritage Station Post Office, School House, Cottage, Chapel, and Cypress House Military Museum).

1015 6th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221

(941) 721-2034

Manatee Parks & natural Resources

With 52 parks, two golf courses, and miles of beaches to choose from, Manatee Parks & natural Resources has something to offer everyone. Unique and beautiful places just minutes away from one another gives the opportunity to enjoy several locations in just one day! Manatee County's preserves provide a unique natural setting for you groups.

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Manatee Performing Arts Center

The Manatee Performing Arts Center features two theaters, rehearsal and classroom space and public rental spaces. A unique venue in which to see a show, or to host your own event! The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational and economic resource for the Florida Gulf Coast region.
Monday – Friday: 9AM - 5PM

502 3rd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 748-5875

Manatee Village Historical Park

Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park. A collection of restored, historic buildings from Manatee County's pioneer past including a courthouse, one-room schoolhouse, farmhouse, general store, boat shop, steam engine, & cow hunter bunkhouse. Experience life in Manatee County before the arrival of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity!

1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208

(941) 741-4075

McKechnie Field

McKechnie Field is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. With its nostalgic charms in its city neighborhood appeal to many baseball traditionalists and ballpark enthusiasts. It's built in a Florida Spanish Mission style, with white stucco on the main grandstand and cover bleachers over the reserved seating section. The field also host The Marauders during the summer.

1701 27th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208, United States

(941) 747-3031

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Mixon Fruit Farms

Come ride Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express! The Mixon Fruit Farms is a unique, family owned business for 74 years, voted Florida's#1 Orange Grove Attraction. Tours are packed of educational tidbits and trivia, with an extra-large helping of fun. The tram will travel past the Children’s Magical Maze, Wedding Pavilion, Gazebo, and Wetlands Pond with a stop at our Wildlife Inc. Rescue.

2525 27th St E • Bradenton, FL 34208

(941) 748-5829 • (800) 608-2525

Motorworks Brewing

Motorworks Brewing is Bradenton's first American Craft Beer Brewery and also has the largest beer garden in FL! We always offer 30 craft beers on tap, over 80 bottles and cans, a full liquor bar, and an expansive wine collection along with games and live music.

1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 567-6218

Naughty Monk Brewery

This brewery is located in the beautiful Lakewood Ranch area. Their 8,600 sq. ft. brewery and taproom is open throughout the year, featuring the only two Diamond pool tables in Manatee County, darts, cornhole and a variety of games and entertainment. They don’t serve food, but encourage visitors you to bring any snacks, meals, smorgasbords, or choose from our local favorites.

2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211

941.708.2966

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Palmetto Historical Park

The Palmetto Historical Park offers children of all ages the opportunity to learn about the history of Palmetto and the area on the north side of the Manatee River. While touring the park, visitors can check for mail at the 1880 Post Office, write on slates in the Schoolhouse and try on pioneer clothing in the cottage.

515 10th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221

(941) 723-4991

Pirates Spring Training

Only a handful of communities around the country can offer the fun and excitement of spring training baseball. But when you combine Florida’s beautiful weather with swaying palms and gorgeous beaches, you’ve got a home run. The Bradenton Area has been the winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates for more than 40 years and the Pirates’ presence has added to the area’s unique local history and created millions of memories for fans year after year.

1701 27th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208, United States

(941) 747-3031

Riverside Tours Inc.

Riverside Tours is now offering river excursions, sightseeing tours, sunset cruises, and lunch or dinner cruises from both sides of the Manatee River. We are now docking at both the Regatta Pointe Marina and Twin Dolphin Marina. We can also pick you up from your dock on the Manatee River.

1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34220

Captain Tom 941-779-3606

riversidetoursinc@yahoo.com

Rosa Fiorelli Winery

Rosa Fiorelli Winery, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business of 10 acres of vineyard and a 3000 sq. ft. winery. All tours include a walk through the vineyard, where you will receive information about growing season, pruning, harvesting times, and the different varieties of Florida grapes. Visitors will also learn the wine making process and, last but not least, will finish the tour by enjoying a selected lunch and a wine tasting.

4020 County Road 675, Bradenton, FL 34211, United States

(941) 322-0976

South Florida Museum

South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The exhibits cover local maritime traditions, early 20th-century medical practices and Spanish exploration in the New World. The Museum building also includes The Bishop Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world; and The Parker Manatee Aquarium, home to the oldest known living manatee, Snooty™.

201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205, United States

(941) 746-4131

The Florida Maritime Museum

Founded on the importance of the regional, commercial fishing industry, FMM tells a number stories pertinent to all aspects of Florida's maritime history. Exhibits include historic photographs, boat models, tools, instruments, and other historically significant material relevant to Florida's maritime culture and history. Our mission is to preserve and share Florida's maritime heritage.
Tuesday - Saturday: 9AM - 4PM

4415 119th St W Cortez, FL 34215

(941) 708-6120

Three Keys Brewing & Eatery

A community brewpub with awesome beer, great food and good times! If you’ve never had a craft beer before and really enjoy Bud Light… welcome! They specialize in West Coast ales and traditional German recipes with local ingredients (strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, etc.) for broad appeal. This brewery offers flavorful, light, fruity and low alcohol beers alongside of traditional favorites such as IPAs, pale ales, stouts, dubbels, bocks, porters and wheat beers.

2505 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34209

(941) 218-0396

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TreeUmph!

We bring guests into the canopies of the trees to experience the natural beauty of the pine woods and oak groves of Florida, while challenging their minds and bodies in unimaginable ways. We offer the safest and most rewarding experience possible, and deliver it with diligence, encouragement and a smile.

21805 State RD. 70 E., Bradenton, FL 34211

(855) 322-2130

Village of Arts

The Village of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists living and working together in Bradenton, Florida. The Village is Florida’s largest art community and over 30 businesses call the Village home. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion and books can all be found as you wander the streets of this charming area of restored 1920's and 30's cottages.

1303 13th Avenue W - Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 747-8056

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