It is amazing to see so many manatees in their natural habitat. The grounds are pretty and it is a great experience.
go during the winter and see hundreds of manatees.also have seen sharks,tarpon,mullet, skates(small sting rays) and other kinds of fish . great for the whole family and it's FREE.
If you are traveling around Brandon area and want a little side trip off of I-75, this is a fun stop. The manatee's started coming to the warm waters around the TE generating facility many years ago and people would just casually come by and watch them swim around. They have added several areas of boardwalk and it is a... More
we loved seeing the manatees,it was awesome and the grounds are beautiful,the whole experience was wonderful and it was free,and that is always a plus!!
This is a great family excursion to take if visiting Tampa. It's an out of the way drive but well worth it. Admission price is free which is incredible. Staff (volunteers) are wonderful and knowledgeable. We saw a few manatees from a distance but also saw several fish and birds. The longer you stay the more you'll see but you... More
We stopped by here on a Sunday afternoon a couple weeks ago on our way to Sarasota beaches. There weren't many manatees probably because the season is coming to an end but it was quaint and just a nice treat. They've done a good job of providing additional activities to extend your visit with.
Well worth the drive to stop and see manatees. The parking is a bit cramped so hope for a quieter time. They have a nice visitor center and gift shop along with friendly, knowledgeable volunteers who give information sessions. We enjoyed this quick stop and were able too see quite a few manatees although most of them were a bit... More
A little, out of the way spot that is well worth visiting. They have an interpretation center with some very interesting facts and displays, and a well designed viewing area. When we went (3 times) we did not see much from the deck viewing area near the entrance, but on the walkway we say much. One of the trips, we... More
Great free place to enjoy time with family and take in the great natural habitats of the surrounding wildlife
During the winter months spend a minute or an hour watching these cool and rare creatures of the water basking in the warm waters of the Tampa Electric Company Plant facility. There is plenty to do for all ages here. Learn about the Manatees, stand in hurricane winds (a charge), marvel at the solar panels and their output, or just... More
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