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Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: +1 239-690-5030
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Look for the West Indian manatee.

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Nice park

Good place for picnic or kayaking. Unfortunately we did not see manatees the day we visited. Well kept park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brett W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for picnic or kayaking. Unfortunately we did not see manatees the day we visited. Well kept park.

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West Jefferson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited several times and have yet to see a manatee. The walking trail is nice and there is a play area for children.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Manatee Park is one of Tour I conducted whenever family members or friends visiting us during the winter months from December to March. A small parking fee is charged per car. The canal is next to a power plant where they expel warm water into the river. Time your visit when the Gulf waters is cool or below 70 degrees.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to see a wildlife park that doesn't encroach on the wildlife or restrict them to cages/tanks. It's exciting to see the manatees in their natural habitat. Could spend 30 minutes to a couple hours here. Can't wait to go back.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to visit the park in early November - too early for the manatees as they head upstream when the Gulf waters get cooler. However, the information on them is very interesting and is a good family out experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure of anyplace else that you can see literally hundreds of manatee. The warm water from the power plant draws them every year. Unfortunately the water this past winter was very cloudy so visibility underwater was limited but they rest near the surface and we could probably see fifty at a time. I will go back again... More 

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Charleston SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manatee Park is a GR8 place to visit and it only costs $1/hr or $5 for all day. The canal they come into is very close for viewing. Highly recommend BUT don't bother in warm months as the manatees are in the gulf. If visiting from Dec/March you are almost guaranteed to see some.

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Northfield, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here hoping to see manatees. Instead, we saw lots of construction workers with loud equipment which might be the reason the manatees weren't anywhere to be seen. The water was mucky and smelled so we definitely were not going to venture into it on a kayak .... you couldn't even find someone to unlock the kayaks if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During my brief trip to fort Myers I visited Manatee Park. This is the second time I have visitors this safe haven for manatees. Although I didn't see any manatees on this trip, the park is still a wonderful place to visit. It only costs the price of parking, which can be as little st $2. This visit I paid... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great place to visit. There is a wonderful viewing area to see the manatees and there is a nice place there to rent a canoe or kayaking that even a novice can enjoy. You want to time your visit so the water temperature is warm there as the gulf water is cooling. Best in fall and winter. have seen hundreds... More 

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