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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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Look for the West Indian manatee.

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If it's too cool for the beach then manatee park might be the place to go .Winters bring hundreds of manatees to the warm waters from the power plant. The staff is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
John D
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If it's too cool for the beach then manatee park might be the place to go .Winters bring hundreds of manatees to the warm waters from the power plant. The staff is very informative. The gardens are very nice also.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These are Animals in their natural habitat & they are a Sight to see!! Try to be there in Fla. winter season --- that is when you see so many of them. A great Park & a good time!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To view the manatees you must go when it is chilly to cold outside. The manatees migrate to the park to stay warm as the water there runs off from the power plant & is warm. There are also other fish etc there to view. Nice little gift shop, picnic area & walking trail. Only $3.00 per car.

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Lehigh Acres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are lots of manatees,but when the temperature drops a bit, even more,since the water is warmed from the local powerplant across the street. They also have canoe and kayak rentals and a snack-bar.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When the weather is cold, you can see tons of manatees enjoying the warm runoff from the power plant. But when the gulf water is warm, they are not to be seen.

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Thank AnRijack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I visited Manatee Park in February. We kayaked and had a great time. There were a lot of manatees to see. My advice is arrive early especially if you want to kayak. I would definitely recommend Manatee Park for all groups of any age.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This park is not very large but you can kayak and view manatee looking to stay warm in winter. Recommend you go early morning for best viewing. They had a small lecture area manned by volunteers which was interesting to learn more about manatees. Just a small walking area not too large and a small gift shop.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little place to walk around and it only costs $1 an hour for parking up to $5. The website says that the best time to see the manatees is late December through March. The temperature of the water in the Gulf has to be below 68 degrees for them to come inland more. Though we went... More 

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Hurlock, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is awesome. Good place to visit with children. Lots of trails and kayaking was great. Lots of Manatee's there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is located opposite the power plant off the river north of Ft Myers. There is an admission to park. There are walking trails and a small inlet where the Manatees come in the cooler months to keep warmer. Make sure you call the number first and there will be a recording whether the Manatees are in residence so... More 

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