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Address: 5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
Phone Number: +1 239-694-4042
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Nice walk in the sun.

Even if you never saw a sea cow, the park is a very pleasant place, but I can guarantee you will see Manatee, as they gather in the safe warm waters created by the cooling system... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
John H
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Columbus, Ohio
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must stop if you live here and have friends or family down during season,There are so many manatees in this area theres no bad spot to watch them , great little tour and gift shop also. cheap fun

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you never saw a sea cow, the park is a very pleasant place, but I can guarantee you will see Manatee, as they gather in the safe warm waters created by the cooling system of the nearby power plant. In addition there are kyaks to rent for an up close look. This is a highly recommended Ft Myers... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Easy to see manatee from the park or via kayaking. Very short kayak trip from ramp to where the kayak come close to the boat.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

IN SEASON, you can see the gentle giants up close. I saw a baby try & save its' Mom. The volunteer can give you a fee tour. Even without a tour watching them is unbelievable. There is also a butterfly garden & a kayak rental. A Cracker Barrel restaurant is nearby. Only cost is minimal parking in the lot. No... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a fun activity when the manatees are at the park, which is only during the colder months in Florida. Good for adults and kids alike. There is an opportunity to kayak with the manatees.

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Thank Wayne H
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Best to go in the winter when our Florida temperatures are the coolest. The manatees go there for the warm water. Park offers a talk about the manatees and some educational things. Nice place just to walk

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Thank joanne571
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fun place for a walk and watch the manatees. Their butterfly garden is also neat to walk thru. Or simply take the kis to the playground.

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Thank DIriza
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Manatees only go into the lagoon area when the air temperature is pretty cold. I went in January and it was absolutely packed with manatees. I would guesstimate about 30. Great place to get pictures. It costs 2 dollars to park what a great cheap deal.

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Ft Myers Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

we walked along the cement & looked over the chain fencing & just watched as the Manatees swan in & about & all around. There are places to sit but who can take their eyes off the Manatees. They come to this area because when it is cold the water is warm from the nearby power station well worth driving... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is the place to go to see large groups of manatees. It is always very crowded, and parking can be a problem, but it's very affordable and includes a playground for squirmy little ones.

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