Many things come to mind when you think of Florida. For example, Walt Disney World, beaches, and year round summer might come to mind. But did you know that Florida’s history is rich, beautiful, and unique? Few places exemplify that quite like our very own Parrish. In addition to being known for its small town charm and beautiful country-like landscapes, Parrish is built around tradition and honors it’s past.
Historic Railroads of Florida
Take a ride back in time at the Florida Railroad Museum, which puts Parrish on the map. Sitting along these old, historic tracks, you can feel the nostalgia of what life was like for those pioneers who built, traveled, and lived these lines. You’ll be happy to know, the museum offers old fashioned train rides on the weekends! They also have special events that include murder mystery dinner trains, period reenactments, and children’s themed rides. Check out the museum Wednesday through Sunday 10am-4pm or purchase a ticket for a historic train ride!
Neighbors Looking out for Neighbors
Small town community comes to life in Parrish, Florida. Local’s make everyone feel at home here and you can tell they really care about other people. You’ll find locals and tourist alike shopping at Brown’s Grove, a historic citrus farm that has been in Parrish for three generations. Every year, community events bring everyone together. The Heritage Day Parade Festival and Chili Cook Off draws 5000 people to raise money for nonprofits. Free pancake breakfast are offered to residents at the Pancakes and Politics in Parrish where candidates for County Commission and the School Board answer your questions.
What to do in Parrish
There’s more than just history in Parrish! The Parrish YMCA is a popular place for locals to get some exercise and play in. Need some shop therapy? Check out the Ellenton Premium Outlets where you can find great deals on name brands like Saks off 5th, Michael Kors, Coach, White House Black Market, and many more! Pick up some of the most delicious BBQ in the area at C&K Smoke House BBQ and make it a picnic at Fort Hamer Park to soak in the beautiful nature of Parrish.
Parrish, Home Sweet Home
Just a hop skip away from major cities in Manatee County, Parrish is an amazing community that we are proud to call home. Additionally, if we can help you and your family protect your home from pests, please call us today.