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Butterfly Estates

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Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit organization dedicate to protecting, preserving and populating Florida's Native Butterflies! Visit our Bookstore and gift shop.
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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is smaller than other butterfly sanctuaries that I have been to, it is still an excellent place to bring children and to learn more about our native butterflies. There is also a gift - garden shop next door. They sell both nectar &...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us (ages 30's and 50's)visited the butterfly estates where they breed and protect butterflies native to Florida. There were about a dozen species(changes with time of year)in a large greenhouse that also housed Koi fish and some turtles.At 10:30 AM they release butterflies...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

A must go to place for a relaxing respite from a hectic day. Staff so friendly and knowledgeable, Sanctuary is beautiful, so calming and peaceful. They have a restaurant on site, they change hands frequently but they have all been very good. Recommend calling if...More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The staff was very knowledgeable about the butterflies and were very patient explaining things to my young child. Nice food service on site.

Thank boobug2017
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A great crew, Patsy did a great job when we bought out tickets, and has a very bright , positive personality.

Thank gordluck
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Such a charming little place with three buildings. You have the butterfly sanctuary (IF you go, ensure to check the website to see when they release the new butterflies daily!), the shop and the eatery. You only need to buy a ticket (although ALL donations...More

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RobJohnson2169, Owner at Butterfly Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

We can't thank you enough for your review and visit!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is such a unique experience here in Fort Myers. There are few places that I have seen in my travels and to see all the species of butterflies in one location is amazing. Great family spot.

Thank John_and_Steve
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Small and quaint and worth the time to experience. Very sweet and serene greenhouse setting with lots of butterflies flitting around you. Excellant photo opportunity!

Thank cl1957
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Butterfly Estates is a fascinating "not to be missed" experience!!! We skipped the gift shop due to time constraints, know we'd have loved it, too. As we entered the tour area there was a dedicated "kids area" with puzzles, coloring books, activity stops for children...More

3  Thank E B
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little place to come and visit to learn about all the different butterflies. They were doing a butterfly release that day and was so neat to watch. We were only there about an 1hr not a whole lot to do but a very beautiful...More

1  Thank 821annn
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14 March 2018|
Response from RobJohnson2169 | Property representative |
Yes! Thank you for your interest in visiting us. It is $1.00 off for everyone over 50 and veterans are always free.
13 March 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
$9 for seniors and regular adult admission is $10. Florida residents receive a discount also.
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3 March 2017|
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