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Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239 690 5030
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Look for the West Indian manatee.

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Manatee Park

It is best to go in the winter months to get to see the manatees. They are interesting creatures to watch. My 2 year old granddaughter is still talking about the manatees. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is best to go in the winter months to get to see the manatees. They are interesting creatures to watch. My 2 year old granddaughter is still talking about the manatees. Good for children. There is a little park there for the children to play and you can rent boats. Ver relaxing on a nice day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Although we didn't see any Manatee during our visit, we learned a few things about them. I believe if we were dressed differently, we would have rented the Kayak's or canoe's and went up the river canal. I can see why they like the area, because of the water temperature from the power plant discharge. There is a little gift... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Manatee Park is small but a must see anytime of year. You won't always see manatees but it is a nice place for a short stroll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was a nice part to walk around, We didn't see many Manatees because the Gulf was warming up. We did see a Mommy and her baby. It was pleasant and the gardens were nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Manatee Park is always a stop to visit & see those sea creatures. Watching them come up for air is wonderful & your camera must be ready as they do it very quickly, I discovered. Great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you time your visit properly, usually Feb/March is safe, you will see manatees. We took our own kayaks and enjoyed a river trip. Only a couple of manatees, but we have seen them before and wanted to explore the area by boat. A nice place for a picnic and very inexpensive. Not very busy in mid-week.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We travelled over from Orlando to see the Manatees in the wild, unfortunately as the waters of the Gulf had reached a comfortable temperature for them they had no need to head inland for the warmer waters so there were none to be seen. The park did put a sign up in the car park advising of this though, to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We saw only one or two manatees. But it was worth it to go during a time that was not too cool. We were advised that during the cooler months the Manatees come up further into the stream

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We didn't see any Manatees, but in the very early spring or in the winter when they are present it could be quite interesting. A low key place for a nice afternoon picnic. Kayaks are canoes are available for rent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It looks like nothing driving into it, but no one has their hands in your pocket. You pay for parking and that is it if you want to see a Manatee. Nice leisurely stroll through the park with Manatee observation decks. Simple is NICE>

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