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“Gardens have a lot of potential”
Review of Manatee Park

Manatee Park
Ranked #8 of 115 things to do in Fort Myers
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Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Gardens have a lot of potential”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

• Interesting park
• We were there after the manitee had left
• Gardens have a lot of potential, but need much more work and care
• Kayaks for rent
• Walking trails are not very long
• Do have a naturalist who give presentations on various topics

Visited March 2014
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Racine, Wi
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“see manatee's here!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you want to see Manatee's this place will oblige. Parking for us was $2.00/hour, $5.00 for all day. Nice place to walk around. Food is offered. Bathroom facilities are on premises. School field trips go here. (Volunteer) docents were there when we were and offered insights into the area.

Visited February 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice Park”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was a warmish day when we went so saw only 2 manatees but it was still exciting to see them. We did not rent kayaks, maybe next time because the manatees were swimming right by the people in kayaks. The park is free but there is a fee for parking. There is some snack food available for purchase and a small gift shop.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto Canada
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Quick stop cheap parking”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Not far off highway, stop to see manatee, pay cheap parking walk short distance, see manatee in small river, get back in car and drive on. Worth the stop at the right time of the year (lots of manatee) we saw 2 on a day where most had went back out in the gulf. Great educational breakdown by very knowledgable staff. My daughter loved it.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“not to be missed”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

you must go when the weather is cooler, as the manatees are abundant when the water in the gulf is cold. we saw over 50 and the manatee program is educational. very inexpensive.

Visited February 2014
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