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West Palm Beach, Florida: Manatee Lagoon

Industry and Nature, working together. A lagoon heated by discharge from a power plant became popular with manatees; now it's been turned into an official viewing area, complete with a gift shop.

6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
North edge of the city. From US-1/FL-A1A turn east (no stoplight) onto 58th St. Drive two blocks to the stop sign, turn left onto N. Flagler Drive, then make a quick right at the Manatee Lagoon sign.
Daily 9-4. Most manatees Dec.-March. Gated off-hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Manatee Lagoon

Hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm every day.

[Lynn Hahn, 03/08/2023]
Manatee Lagoon

The Manatee Lagoon is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

[PWarren, 01/16/2021]

The Lagoon reopened to the public in 2022.

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