De Soto National Memorial

De Soto National Memorial

Just For Kids

Be A Junior Ranger

Visitors can obtain a Junior Ranger Booklet from the Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. To earn a free Junior Ranger Badge, find the answers to the booklet activities and show your answers to a park ranger.  Junior Ranger hats are also available in the bookstore.

Park Fun

De Soto National Memorial offers unique hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages inside the Visitor Center year round and seasonally in Camp Uzita from mid-December through Easter Sunday. Visitors may try on helmets, armor, and even era clothing. Periodic demonstrations of 16th Century weapons, blacksmithing, chain mail making, and cooking occur in Camp Uzita, weather permitting.