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Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

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6990 Dickman Rd, open Nov.1-April 15, Tampa, FL 33572-2241
+1 813-228-4289
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Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an endangered species of marine mammals.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (222 reviews)
“warm water” (174 reviews)
“gift shop” (223 reviews)
6990 Dickman Rd, open Nov.1-April 15, Tampa, FL 33572-2241
+1 813-228-4289
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Manatees are hard to see due to distance. Lots of fish & small sharks. Sting Ray petting. Doesn't take much time. A little disappointing. We did not go to the viewing tower which is not for manatees.

Thank Mzing1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This facility is best used during the colder months say December, January, February and March. This is when the warm water from the plant attracts many Manatees, Tarpon and other species of fish. We can stand on the pier and see them swim under you...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a nice and free place to visit on a winter day . Depends upon the temperature how many manatees you can see . The temperature was quite low when we went there so we could see more then 20 manatees. We can touch the...More

Thank Monabhi29
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the nice summer evening, it was cool & worth going. It's a short visit, 1-2 hours in a evening would be sufficient. There is a nice gift shop where from we bought Manatee magnet

Thank Pratim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thinking it would be just a pier, we drove out early int the morning to make sure we would see Manatees. We were disappointed to see that we couldn’t get in until 10, but we went and found a local place for breakfast and then...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of native Florida fish and of coarse manatees to view. Location also has a ray touch tank. We saw a half dozen or so manatees. Sharks that jumped out of the water. Tarpoons and other fishes. Handicap accessible. Helpful volunteers on site. Gift shop....More

Thank rgrasela
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this attraction on December 1st. The attraction was small and doesn't take too much time to see. There is also no entrance fee. You don't need more than an hour

Thank rustyrudder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Was a free attraction and parking was free....wow!!! There is a place to grab food but they close early so maybe bring some food with.

Thank Hot-Tati
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can pet Rays and see Manatees. Great gift shop and viewing areas. Great walk through the trees to the end of the pier. friendly volunteers.

Thank Bella M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cool place just to walk around even if you don't see any Manatee. We were there in early November and only saw 1 however walk to the tower was fun.

Thank Mary M
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Cathy B
8 December 2017|
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Response from wdwmk2017 | Reviewed this property |
We are not supposed to feed the manatees at the viewing center anything! There are signs posted reminding visitors not to feed the animals there.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Oscar B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have wheel chairs but I do know they have wheel chair ramps. Very accessible for everyone.
20 March 2017|
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