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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

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Address: 5802 Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY
Phone Number: 607-435-1147
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My husband and I, and our college age son stopped here for an hour or so on a recent visit to Oneonta. We had an enjoyable time and my son got some great photographs. It is true... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Laurens, New York
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two teen age girls I took to this place absolutely loved it. It was difficult encourage them to leave for home after a few hours. They were both absolutely fascinated. I would encourage any parent to give place a visit with their children. Wonderful place to visit on a quiet spring or summer afternoon.

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Thank bribell13825
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally unique experience with thousands of flying butterflies, other creatures like tortoise and sloths. Something you'll remember for a long time. Highly recommend.

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Treadwell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

we always plan a trip there with my grandchildren..the museum is a great place for visiting animals and insects...the lady who manages the museum is very kind and always willing to answer all our questions..and goes the extra mile to allow the children to touch or hold any animals allowed to be handled..a place we love to frequent.

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Thank Barbara M
Treadwell, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The butterfly conservatory is one of my favorite places to take my children. There is much more to see then just butterflies! They love seeing the birds, reptiles amphibians and other exotic animals! We always see a new creature and learn something new from the knowledgeable woman who works there. We always make sure to stop here when we visit... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Treadwell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I just got back from a wonderful trip to the butterfly conservatory. The curator lady was so kind and informative. What a great place for kids to learn about all types of different plants and animals. Please consider a trip for your kids or grand kids. I travel from Arizona every year to visit family and we always schedule a... More 

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Thank Peggy Wickham R
NY
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I, and our college age son stopped here for an hour or so on a recent visit to Oneonta. We had an enjoyable time and my son got some great photographs. It is true that the place is somewhat rundown and could be cleaner. When we first walked in, I was not to sure that our money... More 

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Thank OscarW.
Binghamton, New York, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

If you expect a butterfly conservatory to provide an educational opportunity, then don't go to this sad, dark, dingy place. Admission is very pricey to this shabby building that admittedly houses some butterflies but there are no signs, posters or pictures identifying the butterflies you'll see or anything about butterfly habitat or life cycles. There are many signs saying not... More 

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Thank Delia W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My husband and I have visited many times and we are always intrigued by the variety of wildlife that is not to be found anywhere else in the Catskill region. It's a must-see!

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Thank Helene J
Unadilla, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I took two of my grandkids (aged 10 and 6) here on a rainy day; the place is a bit run-down (they are suffering from a lack of funds) and not exactly sparkling clean, but the kids were enchanted. There were many butterflies flitting around; quite a few interesting birds; a toad; several lizards, including a "dragon"; some other rather... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On Aug 19,2015 we took our granddaughter to this conservatory. The butterfly shaped stone wall in UNMOWED lawn was full of weeds - no flowers.Fallen tree limb in yard has been there long time --in unmowed lawn which was obviuous with brown leaves still attached. Upon entering building/giftshop there were few puzzles - novelties etc. which the woman had to... More 

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