The Gamble Plantation State Historical Site is located in Ellenton on U.S. 301. It was once an extensive sugar plantation, and today it is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. It is also the only Confederate memorial in the entire state of Florida. Covering over 3500 acres, this sugar plantation was built in the mid-1800s, and features a collection of antebellum furniture and a farmhouse dating back to the 1890s. The Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation State Historic Site serves as a memorial to a way of life and an Economic system that existed before the Civil War.

Ellenton’s surrounding areas are home to many more attractions. A short trip to Sarasota will bring visitors to the Ringling Museum, the Mote Marine Laboratory, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Myakka River State Park is a little bit further south. Bradenton offers the Bishop Planetarium. And of course, there’s golf. More than thirty private and public golf courses are located in Manatee County, with many more in surrounding counties.

The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton , Florida 34222

Site of mid-1800’s sugar plantation covering over 3,500 acres. The Gamble Mansion was built principally by enslaved laborers and artisans from native materials over the span of 5-6 years. It is an outstanding example of antebellum construction. In May, 1865, it is reported that J.P. Benjamin took refuge in the mansion during his escape to England. Today the mansion is furnished in period items to give visitors the feel of frontier living. The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park offers visitors guided tours of the plantation as well as picking areas and a visitor’s center.

Ellenton Premium Outlets

5461 Factory Shops Blvd.
Ellenton , Florida 34222

Ellenton Premioum Outlets offers a wide variety of 130 outlet stores. Leading brands like Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue offer discounts of 70% off of department store prices – every day!

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

5309 29th Street East
Ellenton, Florida 34222

Hard to miss from the interstate, the Ellenton Ice and Sports Rink is located just north of the Ellenton Outlet Mall. This state-of-the-art ice facility offers recreational and entertaiment activities for all ages. Stop by for a skate or catch specatular ice show! There is more than just ice as well. The complex features an indoor soccer/football field, a fitness center, video game room, and more! It is fun for all ages!

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