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Manatee Sanctuary Park

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Address: 701 Thurm Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
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Loved the dolphins!

We live close by but this was our first visit. Im still trying to find the rocks you need to.climb over for a.better chance to see manatees. We did see dolphins play on the far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Cocoa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were visiting from Indiana,the park maintenance was painting and we couldn't get access to ant areas with a view,not there falt but still no view

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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We live close by but this was our first visit. Im still trying to find the rocks you need to.climb over for a.better chance to see manatees. We did see dolphins play on the far west side of the park. We loved it!!!!

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Senoia, Georgia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There is not too much to say about this park except it is very clean and safe. We have been here several times and we have never seen the manatees or dolphins here but it has a very nice covered picnic table and very clean restrooms. It has a very small walkway and a little bridge. If you are watching... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Manatee and dolphins can be seen close to shore. Good picnic area, clean restrooms, boat launch.Limited parking but I guess that is good also as it limits the number of people in the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

When we visited the park, unfortunately we didn't see any manatees. The park is average. All of the structures are wood. Lots of splinters. It could use some improvement in the landscaping dept. I was disappointed at the amount of debris in the water.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent over $150 on an airboat ride (which was fun), saw 1 alligator for a split second. We came here and we waded in the water (because we are rebellious) and 2 manatees came and "hung out" with us for literally like 2 hours. I had to finally tell my wife and 2 kids aged 13 and 11 that... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

nice place for a picnic or just sitting around. view of the Indian River. exercise track. quiet. no manatees visible in the river during our visit, but that wasn't a disappointment.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We easily found the park based on the information on Trip Advisor. After walking as directed, you come to a jetty that is a pile of rocks. Apparently, one must cross the rocks to see anything. Up until that point you can only see the near shore of the river. With a handicapped spouse, and not a mountain goat myself,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We brought a friend from California to see the manatees and dolphins. We waited nearly an hour and were in the process of leaving when the manatees finally appeared. Our guest really enjoyed seeing them as well as a large variety of birds. No dolphins appeared during this visit.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is nice location for music festivals of any kind. I hope more festivals are performed there. I enjoyed the park very well and find very little if any to dislike.

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