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Robinson Nature Preserve earns top travel honor

MANATEE COUNTY – Add “award-winning” to the list of superlatives used to describe Manatee County’s Robinson Preserve. Thanks to user reviews touting “nature at its best” and “the type of place you must go see,” Tripadvisor has listed the 682-acre coastal wetland habitat as a “2022 Travelers’ Choice” in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

“This is a great honor,” said Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes. “It truly reflects the commitment to preserving and restoring sensitive lands and natural resources.”

It also reflects the ongoing investment of half-cent sales tax funding—by the millions—to enhance amenities, add acreage and maintain the multipurpose environment for everyone in Manatee County.

Robinson Preserve offers visitors numerous ways to explore the coastal habitats. Guests can scale the 40-foot-tall observation tower for a view of four counties and five different bodies of water. They can also bike or roller blade on 2.5 miles of paved trail, while hikers can explore more than 5 miles of shell and coastal trails.

For paddlers, Robinson Preserve’s 2.5 miles of blueways offer a chance to navigate through mangrove tunnels, marshes and more. The opportunities are endless.

“Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough—but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor.

See traveler reviews and popular amenities of the Robinson Preserve

Watch an informative video highlighting the numerous half-cent sales tax improvements at Robinson Preserve