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Address: 5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239 694 4042
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Make sure you go when the temperature is cold outside

The Manatees only go into the lagoon area when the air temperature is pretty cold. I went in January and it was absolutely packed with manatees. I would guesstimate about 30... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
Pasquale P
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place for a walk and watch the manatees. Their butterfly garden is also neat to walk thru. Or simply take the kis to the playground.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The Manatees only go into the lagoon area when the air temperature is pretty cold. I went in January and it was absolutely packed with manatees. I would guesstimate about 30. Great place to get pictures. It costs 2 dollars to park what a great cheap deal.

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Ft Myers Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

we walked along the cement & looked over the chain fencing & just watched as the Manatees swan in & about & all around. There are places to sit but who can take their eyes off the Manatees. They come to this area because when it is cold the water is warm from the nearby power station well worth driving... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is the place to go to see large groups of manatees. It is always very crowded, and parking can be a problem, but it's very affordable and includes a playground for squirmy little ones.

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Thank Diane R
North Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Was very disappointed that we didn't even see one manatee. The grounds were nice enough and we did walk around a bit, but I really was looking forward to seeing a manatee. Didn't happen.

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Thank iagiz
Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Stopped on a motorcycle ride and one of the guts was a snowbird, he never saw a sea cow. He was interested and it was a fun stop

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Two informative shows are done each day. Call to check times. There is a long walkway boarded by a butterfly garden and water on the other. When the ocean is cold manatees come into this bay. At some times in the winter there can be twenty or thirty manatees. Once end of March comes, they will not come in. We... More 

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Middlebury, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

water warms up in river, Manatees leave park area. Very few seen from March onward. Best viewing Jan, Feb. Nice setting. Lovely gardens. well kept

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This was our second visit and it was much better than the first. You have to visit when the waters are cold so that the Manatees find the park to keep warm. The day we visited there were over 50 Manatees for us to view. We went again a few weeks later and were still able to see about the... More 

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Phillipsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Best viewing is in the winter when the water temperatures are low. The manatees congregate in this canal to bask in the warm water flowing from the power plant across the highway. If there is bright sun you may only see noses and tails, but it is so worth it! These beautiful, shy animals are a wonder to see. When... More 

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