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Manatee Viewing Center

(Kid Friendly Tourist Attraction)

6990 Dickman Rd
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(813) 228-4289
The Manatee Viewing Center is a one-of-a-kind facility, if you consider that it's owned and operated by a utility company - Tampa Electric.
Located at Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station, the center features an environmental education facility and tidal walkway where visitors can see n
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Last verified: 2/19/2012

7 Comments about Manatee Viewing Center
"As it's still early in the season (they just opened 2 weeks ago for this year, only being open between Nov 1 & Apr 15) I wasn't entirely sure whether " -
"Free, fun and impressive.   It's free.  The gift shop and the Mold-A-Rama of a manatee are ways you could spend your money if you feel like" -
"I love manatees! If you do too, and you happen to be in the Tampa Bay area, you should go to this free manatee viewing center. I go here nearly ever" -
"There's all sorts of things you'll see in the water & land. There's the manatee's which are known by marks or scars on their bodies. When I went ther" -
"This is a nicely done spot - the mangrove walk is beautiful and informative, and we almost always see a few manatees when we are visiting.  Good " -
"Very seasonal.  It is great when the air is cool but the water near  Tampa Bay Electric is warm.  Been there when the Manatees were in " -
"What a great spot! Nice to see a company doing something so positive for the environment.   There are two main walkways.  One goes out int" -
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