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The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)

Le Galion Beach Rd, Quartier D'Orleans 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
590 590 873121
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This popular attraction is home to numerous species of rare butterflies.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Although the butterfly farm is only small we could of spent a lot longer just watching the numerous species of beautifully coloured butterflies fluttering about, our guide was very knowledgeable and explained in detail all about the farm. The butterflies may actually land on you if you dip your finger in the complementary rum punch.

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Bronx NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a quirky, charming, heart-lifting place. The garden is small, but filled with butterfly friendly plants, a couple of knowledgeable guides, and dozens upon dozens of butterflies and moths. Some flying, some feeding, some resting or drying their wings, some mating - it's magical. Even our two teenagers appeared to enjoy it. Really lovely.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We just couldn't stay away! We (4 adults, a 10yr old and an 8 yr old) visited twice in our week long vacation. On our first visit we received the tour and spent about 40 minutes drinking in the beauty before they closed. We again returned one morning and the place was buzzing with butterfly activity. We spent a couple... More

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited 4 years ago and were so impressed we went back again with friends. It is small but totally filled with many species of butterflies. The staff give excellent guided tours but I could just sit on one of their benches for hours and watch the butterflies flit by and in some cases land on you.

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Brooksville, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to several other butterfly attractions including a huge one in the Niagara Falls area. This small but well stocked butterfly farm was amazing. Our guide has been doing this for nine years and was very informative and interesting. She interacted well with our group, getting all of us involved. We had to wait about 15 minutes for... More

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Tucson,Az
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148 reviews 148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife loved it and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Nice break from the beach and eating till your stuffed. We got there when it opened and there was 1 other couple there. You get a guided tour that's filled w/ great info. Very beautiful. Place isnt huge so really dont need more than... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If you did not know where the farm was located...you would drive right by it! The owner was very knowledgeable and gave an awesome tour of the basic facilities. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn, laugh and experience nature at its best!

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stopped there as part of a Disney Fantasy cruise ship van excursion. My wife and I plus daughter, her husband and 3 grandkids (4, 8 & 10) entered and were thrilled with the farm. The point of the operation, as explained by a very knowledgeable guide, is to reintroduce many native butterflies back to the island. She used quizzes,... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

The Butterfly Farm looks unassuming from the parking lot, but inside there awaits a tropical paradise full of flitting forms of color. For many, the variety and number of butterflies would be worth the price of admission, but this would overlook the extensive knowledge of the guides about moths, butterflies and the tropical plants they need to survive. Our tour... More

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Signal Hill, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a well-run operation! The owner was very knowledgeable and welcoming. You can stay with him and listen to is explanations, or wander off by yourself to experience the butterfly-filled tropical garden. Even the chrysalid stage has its beauty.

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