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Turn cold weather into gold at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center

When you consider the whole package of what Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center offers – free parking and admission at an incredible local attraction that immerses you in natural Florida – is there a better place to be cold in … Continue reading

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Ten reasons (among many) why you should come to the 30th anniversary/5 millionth visitor celebration at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center on Thursday, March 16

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If it’s in your nature to enjoy yourself, we humbly suggest you enjoy yourself in our nature – Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center – this Thursday, March 16. We’re celebrating our 30th season as a showcase of free, fun, environmental … Continue reading

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(Sara)solo and in groups, visitors of all kinds love TECO’s commitment to the environment

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Among the VIPs who have come to the Manatee Viewing Center and the adjacent Florida Conservation and Technology Center over the past week, one of them feels so comfortable there he’s going to stay. No, he’s not among the Hillsborough … Continue reading

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Rocky Balboa comes to Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center

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Like his fictional boxer namesake, Rocky Balboa – Florida manatee – is a fighter: rescued from Rocky Creek on Jan. 29 while suffering from cold stress, the 380-pound mammal regained his strength and health in a matter of days at … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the best kind as Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center welcomes six rehabilitated manatees back into the wild

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Family sedans, minivans, SUVs and cars from all across America and Canada – hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center each year in vehicles of all kinds. A handful of visitors, meanwhile, come to the … Continue reading

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