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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 #8 of 53 attractions in Fort Myers
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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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to learn details about manatee then you need to visit the Manatee park. The park has no entrance fee however they charge you with a parking fee (cash only!) which is in fact both entrance and parking fee. We have visited the park in mid of March and had bad luck that day. No manatee in sight... More

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Fort Myers
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Go here if you want a real, valuable education about Manatees and more. Low key and "the real deal".

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

nice stop if you are in the area, would not travel a great distance just for this attraction. small charge for parking. It is the place to see manatees up close.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Actually man made area for manatee migration due to the warm water runoff from near by power plant. Manatees can only survive in temps of 68 degrees and higher. Natural warm spring runoffs are where manatees migrate to but power plants are tricking them and causing problems. Best experience would be the Homosassa Springs State Park in January...about an hour... More

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Cape Coral
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is cool! It was awesome to see them swiming around so close. They are amazing creatures a must do for anyone vising the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice little park. The only cost is for parking and I find that very reasonable for a park that offers glimpses of nature sometime unexpected, if you aren't paying attention, and other time completely mesmerizing.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a great spot for Manatee viewing but only January through mid March. Manatee leave the Gulf of Mexico to seek warmer water. FL&P maintains the temperature of the water.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Best time to visit is in the winter when the gulf waters cool down and the manatees come into to enjoy the warm waters created from the power plant. Riverdale High School students did a great joy in helping create this park. Walk the trails and enjoy the gardens or rent a kayak and paddle around the Orange River. Lots... More

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Ft Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great guides to give you more background on the manatees and the rest of the park. Best in cold weather to see more manatees.

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Fort Myers, FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

After living in the area since 1985, I decided that it was time to visit Manatee Park. I've seen manatees before, but wanted to experience the park that everyone was gushing about. It was a beautiful winter day, and the park was full of tourists and "snowbirds" waiting to catch a glimpse of the gentle giants. Sure enough, several manatees... More

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