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Manatee Park

10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
239 690 5030
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Ranked #11 of 52 attractions in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Visit Manatee Park today and really enjoy seeing the manatees. One suggestion for photos is a polorizer lens on your camera. Just like sunglasses the... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a clean and educational little park. It was easy to find and had a lot to offer in terms of education. Summer is not the time to see manatees at this park. An observation board indicated some were seen recently but I gather that the site is not a zoo. We enjoyed the Calusa Indian plant walk and... More

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Troy, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was not able to see any Manatees due to the warmer weather but the park is still a neat place to explore and have fun with the kids in. We did see a snake which I freaked out about but the kids thought it was funny . I would recommend you go in the winter to see the Manatees

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The manatees are entertaining and lovable. They are here during the colder weather. The small area of native plants was fun to walk thru. Sometime I will try the kayaking. . . . .

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a nice little free attraction that everyone will enjoy. Yes as per other reviewer there are some fences and a power plant nearby. If you go in the cooler months you will see these interesting mammals easily and up close. If you have never seen them before give this attraction a try.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a nice enough park with walkways and park like area. We visited in February. We did get a distant glimpse of a few manatees swimming beneath the surface (more like shadows) while we stood along the fence. I think if you were in a canoe or kayak and could see them up close, this might be more fun.... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Manatee Park is a wonderfully landscaped park for a morning or afternoon jaunt. There are definitely manatees there, but unless you are there at feeding times (Check the website), you'll likely see things that could simply be oval stones just under the water, aka manatees. They are docile and when active, they are fun to watch. Pictures are difficult because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is the place to get a look at the sea cows of Florida. Remember the best time to go is in the winter. Because when the waters get cold the manatees will head for this park due to the hot water discharge coming from the power plant. You will also see some tarpon and big jack crevalle, A definite... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is hardly a natural environment, being in proximity with the power plant across SR 80. I didn't see ONE of these sea cows the whole time I was there. AND, they aren't even a native species

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is a must see for any nature lover! The Manatee's will grab your heart. From newborns to the elderly these gentle giants are worth the trip alone! Spend the day and try the kayaking. Whatever your plans, you must see the Manatee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a nice little park with different lookout point that you can view manatees. The manatees only come into this river go to the power plant to stay warm in the winter otherwise they are out in the Gulf. It's very exciting to see manatees with their young. The best time to view them is late afternoon or early... More

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