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“Great facility” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
6990 Dickman Rd, Tampa, FL 33572
813-228-4289
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Ranked #9 of 213 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an endangered species of marine mammals.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Loved being able to watch the manatees basking in the sun. It was amazing to see them all cluster together and seem oblivious to the people watching them. Great informative guide centre as well.

Visited March 2013
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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Such an awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I love this viewing center. It is an awesome experience to be that close to the animals & learn so much about what is out in the surrounding waters of Florida. The people who work there are very friendly & knowledgeable (doesn't hurt that one of them is my Grandfather!) Regardless this location alone is worth a stop!

Visited February 2013
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Tampa, Fl
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Natural environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great place to get a quick education on the manatee and see them in their natural environment. Unfortunately, the red algae made it a bad year for them and we actually saw crews towing one of these gentle creatures away. Nice little free sidetrip.

Visited March 2013
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Valrico, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
“Manatees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Always have a good visit viewing the Manatees at the TECO Manatee Viewing Center. The facility is well maintained and staffed with people who are very knowledgeable about the Manatee.

Visited February 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Go see the manatees!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It's such a cool little area. The warm water from the electric plant draws the manatees during the colder months. You see tons of them! There is also a little gift shop where you can buy adorable manatee stuff. And if you don't get enough of the sea cows while you are there, you can go to the website and watch on the webcam. You can even move the webcam to where ever you want to see!

Visited February 2013
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