Kudos to you, Manatee County, for picking such a lovable and kooky creature for your namesake. Below is a gallery of some of the local signs that amuse the eccentric traveler along the way:
I'm guessing manatees prefer Whirpool
The main drag through Bradenton
This manatee's teeth (manateeth) light up at night. Just thought you should know that.
If you look closely you'll see a manatee in a recliner. Just thought you should know that, too.
You might think Manatee High School's sports mascot would be the, oh, I don't know, manatee, but they're the Hurricanes because, let's face it, manatees just aren't that intimidating.
We're guessing if you want books about manatees, they got 'em