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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 »
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went thanksgiving and Christmas. Rented kayaks very cheaply. Awesome to have them floating under your little boat!

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Bay City, Mich
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have visited the park on previous occasions and have always found the park and facilities very clean and well maintained. I never get tired of watching the manatees as they lounge in the warm discharge waters of the energy plant. It is best to go during the winter as when the waters warm up in the early spring they... More

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nicely maintained park that parallels a discharge canal near an FPL plant. But in the summer, manatees move elsewhere, so don't expect to see them there. Informative signs label a variety of native and ornamental landscape plants. There is a trail through a swampy area, but we did not try it since it had just finished rainy and would probably... More

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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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