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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

Address: Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
Phone Number: +501 834-4017
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in Cayo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is the place to go to enjoy Belize butterflies and learn about them in...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is the place to go to enjoy Belize butterflies and learn about them in the process. Green Hills literally has thousands of live butterflies on display in a 4,000 square feet walk-in flight area. The guided tour in the butterfly flight area and the Blue Morpho Breeding Center takes about an hour. The facilities are surrounded by a botanical garden with more than 150 labeled plants, shrubs and trees. These gardens are home to dozens of hummingbirds, and the average visitor can easily see eight or even more species while visiting the Butterfly Ranch. Green Hills is worth a stop on your way to or from other popular destinations such as the Mountain Pine Ridge, Barton Creek, Caracol or the nearby villages of San Antonio and El Progresso. We open at 7 am and close at 4 pm. Late tours are welcome but only after reservation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful surroundings. Toucans in the trees and a variety of birds in the grounds including lots of hummingbirds which zoom around your head. Butterflies are very beautiful and interesting. Definitely one not to miss

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife and I loved our stop at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch. We were there less than an hour but loved having butterflies swirl around us and land all over! We learned about their habitat and the different species there and felt like we were re-learning our 6th grade biology as we were shown caterpillars in the different stages of... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good tour, beautiful butterflies, interesting to see how the butterflies are raised. I liked the young local woman (Sylvia), who gave our tour.

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Rocky Mountains
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The butterfly house houses many different sizes and colors of insects. It is fun as well as very interesting. The sun came out and the butterflies were very active. They were landing all over us. A few tarantulas live in the house as well. We were taken through the whole life cycle of butterflies. But that wasn't all...There were two... More 

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Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the place to visit simply if you have that great love for nature and its wild life. Here the colorful butterflies brings the place to life. One of my preferred specie are the Glass Wing Butterfly. I also love seeing the different specie of Humming Birds that get to feed on the feeders set at the Butterfly Farm... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Worth to visit when you are nearby. In addition to the beautiful butterflies you can watch closely the feeding hummingbirds. The ranch also have a little park with amazing plant and flowers. And you have a chance to look at the stages of the butterfly lifecycle.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed near, and debated on going for 4 days, and then finally went the last day. So glad we did. Converse is very well done, has a beutiful collection of butterfles, and provided much information on butterflies.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fourteen different species of butterflies. A little bit of a taxi ride from St. Ignacio along a rather rough road (but quicker than the highway). And the visual spectacle that you see is so lovely.... Amazing colours! Friendly staff.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We've been to several butterfly farms and this was a great one. The colors that you see are just amazing. We received a good overview from one of the employees. She explained the life stages from eggs to chrysalis to butterfly, and well as life spans of the various types. There are several varieties of butterflies, including the Blue Morpho.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It had been a while since I had thought about the lifespan of butterflies so when I had the chance to learn about them and see the various stages of development in person (rather than from a book), it blew my mind. In addition to seeing different types of butterflies, we were able to watch them lay their eggs. We... More 

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