Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Apollo Beach

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Get up close to Florida's famous manatees at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center. In the cooler months, a large number of this endangered species seek refuge in the warm, clean water of Big Bend Power Station's discharge canal. Tampa Electric has set up a viewing area here where visitors can observe these gentle creatures. Watch them for a bit, and then enter the indoor education center to learn more about the manatees and power station. You'll be able to take part in activities and peruse information displays. Don’t miss the hurricane simulator, where you can experience the blast of strong winds and learn how Tampa Electric deals with serious storms. The many outdoor activities include an award-winning butterfly garden and a tidal walk. Put Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center and other Apollo Beach attractions into our Apollo Beach trip maker tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It was a lot of fun Everybody had a good time Feeding the rays and seeing the manatee And getting shaved ice  more »
  • Lots and lots of manatees in the shallow water next to a power plant that keeps the water warm for them. It was great to see them so close very calming animals . It is free to everyone and provides fr...  more »
  • This is a fabulous place to visit if you would like to see the Manatees! I would say hundreds of them gently floating in the water. We even saw some babies! They have a gift shop, snack bar, a big dec...  more »

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