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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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Cool park even though we didnt see manatee

We saw that seeing manatees were hit or miss, but we decided to take a chance. Unfortunately we weren't able to see any, but the set up of the park is pretty neat. I've never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw that seeing manatees were hit or miss, but we decided to take a chance. Unfortunately we weren't able to see any, but the set up of the park is pretty neat. I've never seen so many rabbits in my life. I'm not a big fan of rabbits since they eat all my grass, but my son enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking has a cost & it is somewhat limited. Nice, short walkway with pretty flowers along the spillway where the manatees swim.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place twice. Lots of school trips seem to visit Lots to see Easily accessible from major highways

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It never get's that cold in FL, when it does make us feel cold, we go to the manatee park since that's the time the manatees get on the surface to get their sunbath. Even sometimes you are out of luck and couldn't see any manatee, it's still a nice quiet park that you can enjoy a little walk.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manatee Park is a great quick visit; especially in the cooler months (yes we have those in Florida). The entrance fee is very inexpensive; $2 for parking. It does require a little bit of walking on sidewalks and boardwalks; but every age can enjoy the park. Manatees will be there if it's cold- trying to enjoy the warm water run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always go to Manatee park with my family, my daughter loves seeing the sea cows basking in the warm waters in the winter. Highly recommended if you'd like to see manatee

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors can see the manatees from the trails or from the water. There is kayak rentals in the park and lots of manatees during the cool winter months. There are also free nature seminars to explain the lives of manatees.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to view the manatee it is best to go in the winter months when the gulf gets colder water so they come here to stay in the warm water in the winter months

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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