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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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+1 239-690-5030
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Look for the West Indian manatee.

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Although a bit hard to find as the sign is well back of the road this is a must see when visiting the Fort Myers area. The staff are friendly and helpful, there are video's and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Although a bit hard to find as the sign is well back of the road this is a must see when visiting the Fort Myers area. The staff are friendly and helpful, there are video's and plaques that clearly explain things. For the little more adventurers the rental of a kayak or canoe will greatly add to the experience as... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Completely enjoyed my time there. Visitor Center volunteer staff was helpful and friendly. Due to recent cold weather, I was told there were around 150 manatees in the area. $2/hr or $5/day parking. Paths were both paved or shell covered and passed a canal with warm water discharge from the local power plant. Many manatee visible in this area. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Parking is charged $2 per hour. There is a nice little gift shop with a sitting area behind it that has a video about the Manatee's running on a loop. There are several cute statues to take photos with if you have kids. There were a lot of Manatees floating in the water just a short walk from the park.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you get past parking machines it is a fun place. We paddled around with the Manatees. Worth the visit. My 8 year old grand daughter thought it was fun. And I a 70 year old grandfather thought it really fun to do too.

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Thank RonZoey
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to go to watch these beautiful creatures. Go when the whether is cool. The manatees can be warm and cozy in the warm water in the backwater of the power plant. When we were there we saw dozens. You'll love it! The best place to view the manatees!

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Thank KathieJW
Pulaski, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk around a beautiful boardwalk and see tons of manatees. Guides along the way to answer questions. There is a place you can fish from. In another area, you can rent a kayak for only $15 an hour. Then you can paddle and glide along among the manatees. Unbelievable!

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Thank MBandJohn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a nice 80' January day and saw a few 5-10 tops of manatees Nice park and it's free with $2 hr parking My parents went on a cold day and saw a ton of manatees 30+

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids enjoyed walking around the park looking for manatees and playing on the playground. We were there around 11a/12p and saw a ton of manatees.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We will be back here again. There was a lecture on Manatees that was great. We were excited over how many manatees we saw, some just born. Many interesting things to see throughout the walk, various trees and what leaves are used for. A variety of fish was also observed in the waters.

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Thank Lorraine B
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Manatees everywhere 1/14/17 - up in the canal portion, in the lagoon, and out in the River. $2.00 for parking. Helpful guides and a wealth of information. We lingered for an hour plus, and it was a great experience.

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