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Butterfly Estates

1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 690-2359
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Ranked #24 of 53 attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

The butterfly conservatory was wonderfully relaxing and beautiful to see. The staff are very informative and friendly. Made us want to go home and plant vegetation to support our local butterfly population. ZCrepes was delicious and affordable. We would recommend this attraction highly.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I have gone here several weekends in a row, we enjoy it so much! Sit outside and take in the atmosphere. Wine is delish and crepes are amazing!!! Family owned restaurant. Nice place to do a baby shower inside, nice place to take your wife for birthday, and as we do - nice place for a brunch... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you like many many butterflies landing on you to say hello, you will love this place and the natural fauna is so beautiful and the restaurant is very nice also.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This facility is very much worth the visit. They have a Tea Room and Cafe. The conservatory has a habitat area with beautiful plants and water features for the butterflies to enjoy. Because they are small facility they only have the local butterflies from the Florida area. Very educational. Show the butterfly transformation from egg, to larvae, to Chrysalis to... More

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