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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

Address: 5802 Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Oneonta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Oneonta, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place was amazaing. From the parking lot and even entering the smallish building, its deceptive. The room is filled with all kinds of life. You need the docent to show you, otherwise you'll miss most of what's there. Be sure to look down, look up, and look inside. We loved it and will go back. Peaceful, educational, and a... More 

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Oneonta, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Fun for both old and young. Great photo opportunities and interaction with birds, chicks, turtles, small animals and of course, butterflies. Move slowly and follow the path, as butterflies are everywhere and you want to avoid stepping on any. Very helpful guides share interesting information about individual species and other animals in the conservatory. A display window shows racks of... More 

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I am a huge butterfly lover and was excited to find out about a conservatory about an hour away from where I live! I took my family on a Sunday afternoon and we had a nice enough time. The building itself is set back from the road a little bit. The conservatory is a nice size-about what I was expecting.... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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449 reviews 449 reviews
194 attraction reviews
1,167 helpful votes 1,167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory is a sizable 3,000-square-foot tropical habitat of tropical plants and trees for exotic tropical birds, butterflies, tortoises, lizards, fish, and frogs. Many species housed here are on endangered lists. The approach up the walkway leads visitors past a lawn/garden area with a gazebo. The entrance if through the gift shop. It is open... More 

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New Richmond, Ohio
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Easy to find, however the parking lot is a bit misleading. It is surrounded by woods with no clear entrance to the building. We left once because I thought we were in the wrong place. If you park facing away from the road look for the small sign and sidewalk to the right. Adults were $12 and kids were $9.50... More 

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Tuckahoe, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had planned on visiting the butterfly conservatory with family and friends and were very disappointed to find out they were not open. We re-checked the days and times and they clearly were supposed to be open Kids were disappointed as were the adults..If you advertise and have signs up giving times and dates then you should be open, otherwise... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This conservancy is located right on Rte. 7 ( close to I-88 ) and is an easy drive from all points. Good value for the money. Allows you direct access to the beauty of live butterflies landing everywhere...including on you!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Took family there who came from out of town. Staff was extremely rude! Bought a gift, realized it was busted so I tried to return it. Was told that I couldn't return it because we probably broke it. Worst service ever! Do not go!

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Oneonta,New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you think you would enjoy standing in the center of a person sized terrarium and allowing your eyes to discover butterflies, birds, iguanas, turtles, etc. which are going about their business, then this is the place for you and your family. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Fascinating experience.

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Milford, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Website said it was open as of March 15. Went to go there on Tuesday, April 14, during Spring Break (for CT residents), and parking lot was empty except for one car. Attempted to call. Greeting did not say it was closed; I hit zero and phone just rang. Walked up to the door and sign said closed. Bummer.

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