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Butterfly Estates

1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 690-2359
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Ranked #21 of 33 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

It was in the 60s on the day we visited. It was very warm in the greenhouse, but not warm enough. The butterflies won't fly until it is atleast 80 degrees. We only say 3 butterflies. It is a beautiful place and I assume in the afternoon when it heats up that it would be great.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

good place to visit on bad weather days. it is a bit on the small side and basically it is a well kept greenhouse which, if you think about it, makes sense. but, it is on the small size and the entry fee is a bit steep. especially for families. the staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable about what they... More 

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New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I am a fan of butterflies and wanted to see this place. After reading other reviews, I expected this to be small, and it was. It is basically a greenhouse of small to moderate size, complete with flora to sustain butterflies. Tropical plants, a little pond complete with koi and turtles. We had various personnel offer up information and showing... More 

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Florida
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love Butterflies in general just for their beauty but had very little knowledge about them other than their aesthetics. When we checked in we were they only ones there due to inclement weather and the staff gave us a private tour and explained to us the different butterflies, how they go through each phase (in more detail than you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Small not what I would call in a state. More like a small green house. We were given a sheet to identify butterflies when we entered the room but it seemed there were more butterflies on the sheet greenhouse!

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were a bit disappointed by the scope of this site. There was a guide who was there to answer questions about the life cycle of butterflies and their habitat, but we only saw a couple of varieties. There's a cafe on site and the ground have some beautiful flora, but it isn't a place we would visit again.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

When you enter, you learn about the life cycle of butterflies, then enter the glass building to enjoy watching and photographing a variety of butterflies. It's small, but packed with plants for each species of butterfly. Enjoy lunch at Z Crepes next door.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Depending on which day, there could lots of butterflies. They informed me that the butterflies land more on a cloudy day. This was our 2nd time, sunny and the butterflies were very active. Hard to take pictures of the butterflies flying about. Have to follow them until they land. They release 30 new butterflies every Friday around 1 PM. The... More 

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Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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40 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My family loved this attraction. We have been to places with more butterflies but what stood out is the staff. They were so interactive and amazing with my kids. Alexander took the time to explain the life cycle of the butterfly and then go through the estate and show them the eggs, catepillars and butterflies. They only have butterflies indigenous... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is very overpriced. $40 for a family of 4 and it took 15 minutes to see this attraction. Not worth the money. There was a few butterflies, but most of them were sitting or flying up high by the ceiling.

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