The Parrish area of Southwest Florida has plenty of fun activities and attractions. It's home to many fun area amenities, including the following:
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Ellenton shopping outlets
Ellenton Premium Outlets combines the best of both worlds - high-end brands offered at impressive savings. With 130 outlet stores from which to choose and only a 5 mile drive from The Islands, you'll be sure to find something for yourself or to treat someone else. Browse through stores including Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, Michael Kors, and many more.
Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex
The huge, state-of-the art Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex offers ice skating and hockey, of course, but there's a lot more to do and see. Recreation and entertainment opportunities abound for all ages and skill levels. It's the perfect spot to take an ice-skating lesson, join an adult indoor flag football team, or work out in the fitness center.
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
The centerpiece of Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is an antebellum mansion that's the only surviving plantation house in south Florida. The mansion has been restored to reflect its original time period, and guided tours are available. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at tables on the beautiful grounds.
Florida Railroad Museum
Florida's Railroad Museum is located in Parrish, and it offers several unique, hands-on opportunities to learn about the state's rich railroad history. Diesel train trips operate twice a day on most Saturdays and Sundays, and you can also reserve a party caboose for a small party or an entire train for larger events. And if you've always wanted to operate a locomotive, the museum gives you the opportunity to do just that. You'll receive hands-on training and then will be able to operate the controls for an hour.
River Wilderness Golf and Country Club
This gated semi-private golf and boating community borders the North Shore of the Manatee River. Although River Wilderness is situated just a few minutes from I-75, its setting is gorgeous and secluded, with plenty of natural wildlife. The golf course is enhanced by lakes and wooded areas, with a challenging yet fair layout. The spacious Athletic Center offers the opportunity to play tennis, swim, or work out. Finish up your day with a meal at the Clubhouse, which also offers a wide range of additional activities. If you live at The Islands, all of these amenities and activities are right in your backyard!
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