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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Look for the West Indian manatee.

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Great manatee viewing

park is clean/maintained nicely. Sins posted well and very informative. During winter months, can see many manatees when the weather is cool.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

park is clean/maintained nicely. Sins posted well and very informative. During winter months, can see many manatees when the weather is cool.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a small inlet where the manatees like to hang out in warm water coming from the power plant. Water is dark brown, so they're only really visible when they surface to breathe. But they are very close and usually quite a number of them. Slow and gentle, the manatees are fun to watch.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Okay, so this is a REALLY neat place to explore & learn not only about manatees, but about the ecosystem in south Florida. I WOULD recommend visiting the park in the winter/early spring as we visited in late June & saw NOTHING. The Manatee Park is located across the street from a power plant. The power plant uses water to... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fantastic little trails with well marks notices letting the visitor in on a little knowledge of the plants and wild life they are viewing.

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Oblong, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

wildlife was very entertaining--parking can be a problem--get there early--park is clean and well maintained

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful nature park with nice walking trails. Went in July, so no manatees to see. Nice variety of plants and trees, all labeled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice clean park. Great place for a picnic and to see manatees. The water is much warmer there due to the power plant which manatees love.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Manatee Park offers a great opportunity to learn about the manatee and also other plants and animals found around the area. They have wonderful volunteers that will guide you around pointing out interesting facts, plus they have interactive activities for the kids. There is a viewing area for the manatee, which can best be seen in the mornings during the... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Love the Manitee park! Go in cooler months to see more. Great fishing pier! Will be back very soon!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We come here often, nice trails to walk. We always seem to miss the Manatees though. Too hot or too cold. We hear great things from the ones that hit the park on the right days!

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