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Address: 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone Number: (772) 466-1600 ext. 3333
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Hope you see one maybe two

Great place to take people visiting Florida. Good chance you will see a manatee in the harbor. You can cross the bridge and look for them on the other side.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place to take people visiting Florida. Good chance you will see a manatee in the harbor. You can cross the bridge and look for them on the other side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Worth the trip to learn more about these endangered mammals. Even if there are no manatee there at the time, it's so worth it to go. Neat place to learn a lot, nice gift shop, and the younger kids will enjoy it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our son collects manatees, so he loved the gift shop. The education center was fairly small but we spent about 30 minutes inside. Unfortunately the manatees were not hanging out near the docks that day so we didn't see anything from the observation area.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Didn't see any manatees, the inside of the center had a few fish tanks and was honestly pretty boring. We had a volunteer latch onto us to explain what was in each tank but she talked so fast and had obviously memorized what she was supposed to say because it sounded like she was reading off a script. She drove... More 

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Rome, New York
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're lucky, you might actually see a manatee, but no cigar on this day. Definitely not for adults and the 7 year-old with us certainly didn't get excited. I guess one could learn some rudimentary things about Manatees...like they like to eat lettuce...stuff like that. There was an adjacent gift shop that sold trinkets. Staff in both places seemed... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The staff at the Manatee Observation center were very helpful and knowledgeable about the Manatee. We all learned something new. Only wish we could have seen some manatees. The admission to the center was only $1 and well worth it!

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Belmar, NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It is only $1- so I can't really complain, but there wasn't much here for adults. Perhaps if you have kids, it might be worthwhile, but would not recommend for adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

always a good time , like seeing this big manatees. easy to find check out the boats at the docks , the parks and the local restaurants while you are down in that area!

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Sorry. I really wanted to like this place but I just didn't. Volunteers either looked bored or disappeared so you couldn't ask questions. The place is about the size of my tiny living room. Not much to see and everyone just acted like it was a chore to speak. I learned pretty much nothing about manatees. The gift shop was... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Neat place with lots of learning information. Lovely shaded viewing area, unfortunately we didn't see any manatees.

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Additional Information about Manatee Observation & Education Center

Address: Address: 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone Number: (772) 466-1600 ext. 3333
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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