Fodor's Expert Review Manatee Lagoon

West Palm Beach Marina/Pier/Dock
Free Fodor's Choice
Once a casual spot next to the local electric plant's discharge waters, this center celebrating the manatee—South Florida's popular winter visitors—opened in 2016 at a spot where the peaceful creatures naturally congregate. The airy, two-story facility is surrounded by wraparound decks to accommodate sea-cow spotters from fall to spring. Educational, interactive displays tell the story of this once-endangered species. A long deck along the seawall leads to picnic pavilions from where you can watch the action at nearby Peanut Island and the Port of Palm Beach. Free admission makes it group-friendly; a live "manatee cam" shows manatee counts before you go.
Marina/Pier/Dock Local Interest–Sight Free Fodor's Choice Family

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6000 N. Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, Florida  33407, USA

561-626–2833

www.visitmanateelagoon.com

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