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Manatee Park

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Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Look for the West Indian manatee.

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The talk on the Mantess was super interesting

Stephanie did a fantastic job of explaining everything from the birth of the Manatees, their size, eating habits, why they love the warm shallow water and who knew the weigh of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It’s important for reviewers to know that when the water is too warm near the power plant, the manatees move out to the back bays and canals. Had we known this, we would’ve saved the drive over from Cape Coral. There are, however, things to see like a video about manatees, experts to talk to on manatees, free handouts/coloring books... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stephanie did a fantastic job of explaining everything from the birth of the Manatees, their size, eating habits, why they love the warm shallow water and who knew the weigh of their giant rib cages let alone their "marching molars" that replenish themselves are the front ones wear out............. we didn't see any Manatees as this was a warm winter,... More 

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Thank Leta T
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love walking through and just relaxing we have been coming here for years almost every year it's our first stop a must see

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice park to observe manatees. Unfortunately they were not there when we were there. The one thing I wanted to do for my birthday was see manatees and I didn't see one. I guess it was too warm.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently chose a rare cool day to go see the manatees. The adjacent power plant provides warm waters for them to retreat when the water temps get too cold fr them. Don't other going on warm or hot days because you won't see them. When they're present, you can see them pretty up close, often with their young. Kayaks... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're going to see a Manatee this is the place to go and kids can run off steam. The winter months are the best to catch site of these wonderful creatures as the water is warm from power plant that's nearby. We've seen mothers and babies gently swimming there.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went there with hopes of seeing manatee's but none were seen that day .the walkway they have is ok and the little store to buy stuff .

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Thank JohnGross
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a small parking fee; certainly reasonable to help support the park system! We didn't see a lot of manatees but it was fun looking for them and just a fun activity outdoors.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really lovely park and well laid out. Beautiful scenery but when we were there..no mantees. Website said they were there so you may just take a chance going to see as website was wrong.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Manatee Park is one of the jewels in Lee County's park system. During the winter months these gentle giants seek the warmer waters coming out of a power generating plant. Checked Lee County Parks website before we left and were told that most of the Manatees had left for their normal habitat. Still were able to see some but you... More 

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