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Butterfly Rainforest

SW 34th St. and Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
352 846-2000
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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high springs fl
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The tropical atmospher and the rage of the colors and combination of nature fills your every hope of the ouside, This is a rainforest of mysteries and fantasia for anyone whom steps into its homeland. The peacefulness and the pleasure all aound you makes one realize what a mess we have created outside this enclosed world. The waterfall plays its... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's a nice place but not on a raining day.Great for photography . So many butterflies they land on you all the time Beautiful waterfall. Peaceful and calm huge plants .Seating areas among the ferns

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have taken our grandchild and our mothers and we all loved it! there are so many gorgeous plants and beautiful butterflies , especially the big blue ones. Stunning! We have a picture of our Grandson with a big butterfly perched on his arm and an even bigger smile on his face.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wear white/light colored shirts...seems to attract butterflies to land on you (kids LOVE this!). Adjacent to museum of natural history (also a nice visit)

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to take grandkids and share nature with them. If you've in Gainesville, FL-- don't miss

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Everyone of all ages will love this attraction. A rain forest has been recreated inside a canopy of screening with butterflies from all over the world. You can walk the trail through the forest that's home to a variety of vegetation and trees while watching the butterflies. Benches are positioned throughout for resting. I would suggest wearing bright colored tops,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very nice structure. We'll managed. Time of day and year affects the number and varieties of butterflies.

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite things to do in Gainesville that is enjoyed by all age groups. Hundreds of beautiful butterflies and moths surround you when you enter. There are charts available to visitors if you want to identify them. Or just sit and relax enjoying the plants and water falls. Don't forget your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Butterflies are "solar powered" so you will see the most butterfly activity if you go on a sunny day. You can experience this in many different ways: you can take beautiful photos, time your visit to be there for a butterfly release, take their identification sheet and try to find the various species, or just sit quietly on a bench... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of butterflies, from early life stage to mature butterflies in a huge enclosure. don't miss it.

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