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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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there a couple years ago in June but no Manatees. Decided to try this trip and we hit the jackpot. Tons of manatees. Great volunteers at the park to answer questions. We also kayaked which was great-Manatees all around Us. Beautiful park.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great mid-January visit. It was a Saturday so we arrived when kayak rentals started, at 9 am. (Bring cash for the machine to pay for parking.) After paddling down the short passageway to the river, we saw dozens of manatees all around our boat! We paddled around and took pictures for about 1.5 hrs then turned the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had aspirations of seeing manatees while doing a sunset harbor tour while seeing dolphins and fishermen earlier during our trip. We were also skunked of manatees in Ding NWR, and while canoeing but this was a can't miss. There were plenty of manatees, and I can understand how/why we didn't see them earlier. We really enjoyed the incredibly short... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a real treat! There were dozens of manatees! My only regret is not renting a kayak. It was magical to see all the manatees. The volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable. Got to observe some genetic testing that Mote researchers were doing as well. Must see if you are traveling to Ft. Myers this time of year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went kayaking earlier in the day and saw at least 20 manatees around us. It was a amazing thing to see!

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Exhibit is free. Only $2.00 for parking. A nice park area to walk around. We went on a somewhat cool day so lots of manatees to see.

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