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“Nice park and educational”
Review of Manatee Park

Manatee Park
Ranked #8 of 117 things to do in Fort Myers
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Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
Bad Rappenau, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice park and educational”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you want to learn details about manatee then you need to visit the Manatee park. The park has no entrance fee however they charge you with a parking fee (cash only!) which is in fact both entrance and parking fee. We have visited the park in mid of March and had bad luck that day. No manatee in sight for hours. I can recommend this park also for children as there is also onsite entertainment for children and teenager by showing videos about manatee and employees from the park explaining details about manatee.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Myers
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nature and more nature!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Go here if you want a real, valuable education about Manatees and more. Low key and "the real deal".

Visited November 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“pleasant park”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

nice stop if you are in the area, would not travel a great distance just for this attraction. small charge for parking. It is the place to see manatees up close.

Visited January 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great if you are there in the winter months”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Actually man made area for manatee migration due to the warm water runoff from near by power plant. Manatees can only survive in temps of 68 degrees and higher. Natural warm spring runoffs are where manatees migrate to but power plants are tricking them and causing problems. Best experience would be the Homosassa Springs State Park in January...about an hour half north of Fort Myers.

Visited June 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice little park.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice little park. The only cost is for parking and I find that very reasonable for a park that offers glimpses of nature sometime unexpected, if you aren't paying attention, and other time completely mesmerizing.

Visited November 2013
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