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Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

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Address: 6990 Dickman Rd, Tampa, FL 33572
Phone Number: 813-228-4289
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an...
Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an endangered species of marine mammals.
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Teco Manatee Viewing Center

A great place to visit and learn about the Manatee. They visit this site during the cold months and swim in the warm water discharge from the power plant. They have a learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit and learn about the Manatee. They visit this site during the cold months and swim in the warm water discharge from the power plant. They have a learning center and a large viewing area and walk to see them in their natural environment.

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Calumet City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to see Manatees up close. Greta place for children as well as adults. Small museum, gift shop, and food is available.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Manatee Viewing Center is an awesome place and it is free. If you go there in the winter months, you are sure to see many manatees. They come for the warmth. You can see them from a platform with railing. You go up a ramp so it is handicap friendly. Great place for kids. Don't forget your camera. They... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Center is nicely done and it is possible to see many manatees coming into shore. This is a fun excursion for tourists. We even bought items at the gift store and they were reasonably priced.

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sun_n_fun_mom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I liked that this was something to do with the kids on a cold winter day. The sea cows are cute. Its a bit of a drive from Tampa, though. I went as part of a school field trip so it wasn't a big deal, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there on a Saturday afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I read on Trip Advisor that was open now and I lost my time and gas !!!! I was here in December 2014 was very good, beautiful view of nature (manatees, birds & other marine animals.)

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited for the first time in January, and seeing that many manatees (a couple hundred in the inlet when were were there) in one place was a great experience. Sure, not having a huge power plant across the way would make things much more scenic, but then again, the manatees wouldn't congregate in those numbers here without it. Nice... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The line to get into park was quite long and it was a very long walk to see the animals. It was fun to see them in their natural habitat, but as they were all underwater and it was very very crowded viewing was difficult.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of manatees and a lovely boardwalk through Florida flora. Out of town visitors loved it all. We'll go back.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of fun to see all the manatees. The kids love it! They only come out when the temp is down so dress warmly, it's breezy out over the water.

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Address: 6990 Dickman Rd, Tampa, FL 33572
Phone Number: 813-228-4289
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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