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Manatee Lagoon

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6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
+1 561-626-2833
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Fun and education for all!

If you want to see the Manatees, you have to go when there is a cold spell (Late November thru... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johannae937
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Loxahatthee
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Great Learning Experience

They present special programs for kids at no cost. It is necessary to go online and register ahead... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary G
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Cleveland, United States
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (44 reviews)
“warm water” (35 reviews)
“gift shop” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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+1 561-626-2833
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see the Manatees, you have to go when there is a cold spell (Late November thru February and sometimes March) as they go to there for the warm waters. Otherwise, it is free to go and learn all about the manatees...More

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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so excited you had the chance to experience our interactive exhibits and year-long programming. We hope you pass by again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They present special programs for kids at no cost. It is necessary to go online and register ahead of time. Seats are limited. Nice educational exhibits. You might even see a manatee.

1  Thank Gary G
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so happy to have visitors like you visit to enjoy our family-friendly programming. We hope to see you at another program soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no guarantees you'll see a manatee or three, but when it's just right, they are there and they are so cool to watch. Even if the manatees don't come in, the indoor exhibits are very cool. All of this is free, so it's...More

1  Thank RexFoga
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review and for visiting; we’re so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you around again sometime soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Manatee Lagoon quite a bit - professional, clean, and well run. It's simply just a quick stop rather than a true destination. That and the manatees are in the lagoon typically during colder times of the year, making it a Seasonal Manatee Lagoon....More

Thank Steve D
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you taking the time, both to visit and leave a review. We’d love for you to check out our programming like Mindful Moments Yoga, Artful Learning classes, Sunday Lectures and more during your next visit. You can find more details on our year-long...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This LONG AWAITED center created by FPL is a jewel of Palm Beach County. In the winter time see Manatees that gather close to the warm water release from the adjacent power plant from the outside deck. See other fish and aquatic life throughout the...More

Thank Dick S
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review, we appreciate your kind words. Be sure to come again soon – we look forward to seeing you!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous location on Intracoastal waterway. Manatees there in cold weather. Educational and free for all.

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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate you taking the time, both to visit and leave a review. Thank you and until next time!

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I totally enjoyed the whole experience, we did not see any Manatee they are in warm water all over the area. The manatee lagoon building is very informative and people are very pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend this in cooler weather but anytime you...More

3  Thank rrboudreault
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so excited to receive such a glowing review, thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This place is relatively new. It is closed on Monday's. Best time to visit is between November thru March if you want to see any live Mantee's. The water is warmer as there is an FPL plant here that warms the water so they are...More

Thank Eugene S
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

I appreciate you taking the time, both to visit and leave a review. Thank you and until next time!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This place is awesome! With free parking, free entry, and free tours, it's very hard to find something to complain about. We searched ahead online, and easily found the hours of operation, and activity schedule. We arrived just in time for the free afternoon tour...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Clean and contemporary, good place to stop for an hour to learn more about manatees and the intersection with FPL

Thank Liz R
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Manatee-Lagoon, Public Relations Manager at Manatee Lagoon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for the kind review and for visiting; we’re so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you around again sometime soon!

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Richard F
29 April 2018|
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Response from Gouge | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe there is plenty of space in their parking lot
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Keisha D
18 January 2018|
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Response from Steve2Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi..November thru April are considered the best times because the manatees are moving around looking for warm water. In July the chances of an encounter is less but not impossible.
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francis m
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Response from Bellabee32 | Reviewed this property |
no pets are allowed I believe there is a sign posted. the best time to go is early in the morning as it's cool out and they flock to the warm water around the facility. it is a great outdoor activity you can pack a picnic... More
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