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Manatee Park

Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239 690 5030
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Ranked #11 of 103 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Tippecanoe, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As you enter the park take a moment and watch the video on the manatees, it's worth it. We were lucky as today the manatees were there sunning themselves. There were approximately 25 of them. Nice walking trail with volunteers about for any questions you may have. Seeing the live oak tree was a treat for us as well. Please... More 

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the Manatee Park in Ft Myers on a chilly day during our recent visit to Sanibel Island. There is a canal area by the electric plant that has warmer water with free access from the bay and there were about 20 manatees just floating, playing and eating in the are set up to view them. There is... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was with a kayaking group of about 18-20. We arrived early in the morning to beat the rush of people who frequent this wonderful attraction. The put-in was easily accessible. It was only a short walk down a paved path to a sandy beach designated for kayaks. There are outfitters that work there renting kayaks and they were very... More 

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Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area while the manatee are still congregating at the park, the stop is worth it. We have visited there in both January and February before the manatee begin to move to warmer coastal waters. It is a great place to learn about these gentle giants!

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to take the family to see manatees. They congregate in a large pond and you can watch them from a boardwalk that is easily accessible. There is a small gift shop that has limited selections and should be expanded. They show a very good video on their covered porch, but seating there is very limited. When we were... More 

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Milton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Saw many manatees on our visit to the Park. Minimal parking fee and lots of chance to see the Manatees as they bask in the warmer waters.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to venture out and try something new. We did get a little lost on our way out there. Once we go there we walked the canal and were convinced we weren't going to see any manatee. I was determined to see one. Sure enough we waited long enough and all we saw were manatee noses coming out for... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Fascinating! Manatees congregate here when the water is cold elsewhere...and they were very active during our visit. We also had a lovely picnic on the grounds.

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Reedsville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the manatees. They were so peaceful to watch. We talked with a volunteer who was so friendly and answered all our questions and then some.

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West Coast, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We went on a cool day and saw lots of manatees. Good informative displays. Plant identification. canoe boat rentals.

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