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Butterfly Estates

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Address: 1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
Phone Number:
+1 239-690-2359
10:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit...

Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit organization dedicate to protecting, preserving and populating Florida's Native Butterflies! Visit our two restaurants, Gulf Coast Bookstore and gist shop.

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beautiful and relaxing

great place to experience beautiful butterflies for less than an hour. great spa music playing to enhance the relaxing environment. definitely picture and video worthy. i wish it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
lolo c
Newark, New Jersey
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were heading to Manatee Park but decided to stop at Butterfly Estates to let the Grandchildren see some butterflies. We were delighted with what we found. It was a nice sunny day so the butterflies were quite active. We found the staff to pleasant and knowledgeable, answering any and all questions we had. If we hadn't been heading on... More 

Thank Mary L
Barre, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The butterflies were absolutely gorgeous, abundant, and relaxing! The staff are knowledgeable and willing to chat and answer any questions you may have about the butterflies and the process of how they grow and transform. This is a very relaxing, beautiful, and amazing space to reflect on a vacation or just to observe the beauty of the nature that surrounds... More 

Thank kgf94
Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Twice we've been to the Butterfly Nature Conservatory in Key West, so our expectations were high. By comparison, this was disappointing with not as wide or plentiful a variety.

Thank Nan_Gerike
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way from sanibel island to the airport. What a great idea! The place is so calm and soothing. Plus, the crêpes are delicious

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and we're greeted with warmth and an amazing coffee. The butterfly estate is excellent for kids with wonderful explanations and information. The food was just amazing...

Thank Timothy B
Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We very much enjoy going when the butterflies are being released. We went (I think on a Friday) and got to release some ourselves. A great place, with fun little shops and good food too!

Thank Anna C
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was surprised at how much I learned about butterflies. The folks there are wonderful and really love their work. You can see butterflies in all stages of their life and then walk into the room that the butterflies are flying all around you. I really appreciate the monarch butterflies more in my yard at home in Baltimore, now that... More 

Thank Winky B
Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

great place to experience beautiful butterflies for less than an hour. great spa music playing to enhance the relaxing environment. definitely picture and video worthy. i wish it was bigger and someway to make it more nteractive

Thank lolo c
cape coral, florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

$7 entrance fee, with veterans and senior discounts available. Walk in and relax with many beautiful colorful butterflies all around. The meditative music, vegetation with variety of Color adds to setting. Sit and relax a while on the benches. Bring your camera as you can capture beautiful photos. Don't miss the turtles in the water features. Very informative employees and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was an unexpected treasure find during a visit with my mother in law. She wanted to lunch here - which was excellent...great food and service. Wandered into the butterfly exhibit afterwards...it is wonderful...makes you feel you are transported to a fairyland. Butterflies everywhere...and the staff is eager to share their knowledge and answer all questions. You can feel their... More 

Thank Carol B

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