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Palmetto

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Wildlife Areas · Spas · Nature & Wildlife Tours

Popular things to do in Palmetto

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Wildlife Area
Emerson Point Preserve
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
North River Body Therapies
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Riverside Tours Inc.
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was listed as 12,606 It is part of the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryA post office called Palmetto has been in operation since 1868. Samuel Sparks Lamb is considered the "Father of Palmetto," having surveyed and plotted the city at its outset and donated several plots of land. He owned a general merchandise store in town. The city received its name from the palmetto trees near the original town site. In 1897 Palmetto was incorporated and in the following years grew. In 1902 with the arrival of the railroad, the center of town moved from the waterfront to the train station.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4sqmi, of which 4.3sqmi is land and 0.1sqmi (2.92%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 12,606 people, 4,891 households, and 3,192 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,865.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,096.2/km²). There were 6,729 housing units at an average density of 1,529.4 per square mile (585.13/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.10% White, 10.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 14.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.3% of the population. Add Palmetto and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States vacation planning site.

Side trips from Palmetto

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State Park
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Ellenton
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Ellenton Premium Outlets Ellenton
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center Apollo Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Egmont Key State Park Florida
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Palmetto

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Wildlife Area
Felts Audubon Preserve
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Palmetto Historical Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Manatee County Agricultural Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Palmetto

Golf Course
Imperial Lakewoods Golf Course
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

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