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Butterfly Rainforest

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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
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Simply Super Family Experience

We take all our visitors to Gainesville here. It never disappoints. On a cold, windy or rainy day you still have the museum to visit. But if it's relatively warm, it's tough to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We take all our visitors to Gainesville here. It never disappoints. On a cold, windy or rainy day you still have the museum to visit. But if it's relatively warm, it's tough to beat having butterflies land on you. You will leave feeling loved and loving with a plethora of amazing photos. An adult group can take the time to... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is definitely a must see in Gainesville. The butterflies are breathtaking and the landscaping makes you feel like you are outside on some exotic tropical island. My daughter and I have been lucky enough to get some lovely photos. I would have rated it a five but they do nothing about children running and screaming and touching butterflies. Otherwise... More 

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North America
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a small trail through a tropical Rainforest located inside the Florida Museum of Natural History, but well worth it. For photographers, it's a little slice of heaven You have tons of opportunities to be very close up to many various species of butterflies. Be sure to bring a macro lens with you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and so interesting. The butterflies landing on you and will just flutter on you. Great place to get beautiful pictures for nature lovers and with family. Worth going and it is for everyone all ages

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Lake Placid, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Other than the heart of the beautiful campus of my alma mater, this is my favorite attraction in Gainesville! This is a large screened area that is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History. It is beautifully landscaped with tropical plants and water features and is teeming with butterflies that will actually land on you at times. It's a... More 

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gainesville, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Located in the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Rainforest is an amazing serene place to visit. The exhibit itself has so many beautiful butterflies amongst a tropical paradise of flowers, plants, a small bridge and koi pond. There are benches to sit on and you can bring your camera to take some amazing shots. The price is not... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoy going to the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History. My daughter loves all the butterflies.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a short but wonderfully interesting tour through the butterfly garden attached to the Florida Museum of Natural History. Recommend going after noon because the butterflies are more active as the heat of the day picks up. Very cool exhibit but it only takes about 15 minutes to go through it.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So beautiful! Well worth the trip! We walked thru the rainforest twice. We were there when they released the butterflies. The staff was very informative and helped us spotted several different kinds of species. We found out after the visit to wear sunscreen or body lotion if you want them to land on you.

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The butterfly rainforest has become a must-do when our family visits. I was recently at a conference, and a world traveler, noticing that I was from Gainesville, enthusiastically informed me that this is the best butterfly garden in the world! I cannot swear to this, but it is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful morning or afternoon.

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