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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

5802 Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Oneonta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Dover, New Hampshire
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314 reviews 314 reviews
127 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Actively interested in nature, we recently visited this conservatory. To say the least, the web site is very inaccurate. First, there are NO butterflies in the winter, only a selection of tropical birds, and a few animals. The path to the facility was not properly cleared, and the grounds were very run down. But as we had travelled a fair... More

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Weare, New Hampshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

While visiting family in Unadilla we looked up a toddler friendly place to visit. We should've gotten back in the truck when we saw the 8" wide path through the snow that we had to follow to the conservatory...that the dog inside also used as his toilet. We never saw the dog but it barked at us the entire time... More

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Cadyville, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went in October not really sure if that was ideal time of year. Entrance gave impression that we would be disappointed, but once inside glad we went. You have to go thru slowly as there are birds, turtles. And lots of critters to observe. Very surprised to see a sloth as well as many tropical birds. Allow an hour... More

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