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Manatee Park

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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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Look for the West Indian manatee.

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wished we'd had time to go to the presentation, but nice stop to be able to see the manatees close in during the winter. Convenient to the freeway and easy to find. Nice little... read more

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

wished we'd had time to go to the presentation, but nice stop to be able to see the manatees close in during the winter. Convenient to the freeway and easy to find. Nice little gift shop and friendly people from all over!

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Bayside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic experience! There were many manatees there in the Orange River. Kayaks and canoes are available to rent on the premises. There are observation areas for those who just want to look. This is a seasonal activity, the manatees are there in colder weather for the warm water flowing from the power plant

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the recent cold snap (insert maniacal Northern laughter here) the manatees were flocking to the waters in this park that are warmed by a nearby power plant. I have never seen so many manatees in one place. We rented kayaks and went out in search of them. They were all around us and we saw more than 50. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited the Manatee Park several times when the temperatures are below the mid 70 degree level, and have seen many manatees at the Park each time. The Park has excellent viewing areas to see the manatees up close.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great thing to do if it is cool weather in Fort Myers. The Manatees come because of the warm outlet from a power plant. They don't do much, but are relaxing to see. Parking is $2 per car.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there on a cool morning. The guide said he estimated there were 120 manatees in the small area. The only thing you could see was there snoots taking in air. It still was worth it!

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was so fun to see so many manatees at one time! The park was busy but we were still able to get good views.

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best place to view manatees.. And don't let the crowds scare you. They have a group of people who are wizards at getting cars parked. The fee to stay for an hour is only $2 per car. We saw at least 50 manatees. Kayaking and canoeing also available for an additional fee.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Because of the warm water discharge from the water plant across the road, this is a location where you are almost guaranteed to see manatees by the hundreds. All it costs is the parking fee of $1-$5, depending g how long you plan to be there. A docent is usually in the area to answer questions. Very accessible for those... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As another reviewer stated: manatees are fun but a bit boring. We watched them frolicking for a good 10-15 minutes, then realized their are manatees and all they really do is swim around lazily. There is a small play park the kids enjoyed probably more than the manatees. We probably spent way longer than we should have taking pictures with... More 

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