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Manatee Park

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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Always fun

We had another great visit today. Manatees were here to be seen. This is a nice park to visit wit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynn C
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Ida, United States
via mobile
Best in coldest days of winter

This is a great place to see manatees, but only go during the winter months when water temperatures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Been2it
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (252 reviews)
“warm water” (174 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had another great visit today. Manatees were here to be seen. This is a nice park to visit wit many amenities

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to see manatees, but only go during the winter months when water temperatures are cool. The reason they gather here in great numbers is to stay warm in the effluent cooling Waters of the nearby Florida Power and Light power...More

Thank Been2it
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy staying off the beaten path but I wish this park great success. They jokingly berated me for paying for parking after they found out that I'm Active Navy, very service member friendly. Staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. (also, tend...More

Thank jlarson127
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is near an area where water is warmed by a factory nearby. During the winter season you can see many manatees enjoying the warmth! There are also swings, etc. for children to enjoy.

Thank bktttom3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and very beautiful great place for children my daughter loves it the scenery is very gorgeous will go again

Thank Archerylover
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun place to visit with the family, small children included...Go on a cold day and you will be assured to seeany Manitees....Our teenagers liked to see them swimming in and under the water... They are happy creatures.

1  Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see manatees this is the place! Great place for the entire family. If you like to kayak it’s there also.

1  Thank 803terrenceb
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

As other reviews have noted, not terribly impressionable, but you will always see manatees. And what a better way to spend a beautiful winter day in Ft Myers than a quick drive to the manatee Park and overlooking the water with the surprise of seeing...More

1  Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Best time to go there is either Jan. or Feb. because the ocean temperature are cool so the Manatee come the that area where the warm water comes from the Power Plant across the road which supplies warm water. We saw over 200 Gentle Giants...More

1  Thank jester2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I went there in February and there were a lot of manatees swimming or sitting around. It was really neat to see them. I will go there again.

Thank Larry K
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Wayne M
22 February 2018|
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Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
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Jerilynn L
21 February 2018|
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Response from KyBoop | Reviewed this property |
You could call the park and ask them to make sure.
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MAAGR
10 February 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
You very well might. The cooler the temperature, the more they gather together next to the power plant for the warm water.
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