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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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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 NEW

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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Binghamton, New York, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Unadilla, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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New York City, New York
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Owners of this place have done an excellent job of keeping this place with colorful tropical birds, butterflies, lizards, tortoises and sloths are kept throughout the year. The owners know each one of them and know what they like and don't like. The people on the floor have much to educate us about the flora and fauna. It is very... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is an awesome place for artists . There are a lot of cool birds and lizards . awesome tortoises. a lot of beautiful plants , colorful birds and butterfly's. I love it here because its a grate learning experience . i learn thing every time i go to this place.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

From the high reviews and price, I expected a lot more. In addition, my daughter was bit my so many mosquitos due to the standing water, that we had to leave within 15 minutes. They did have other animals that I was not expecting to see, but for what it is, the price is way to high, $12 for adults... More 

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Oneonta, New York, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited this place for my birthday to see insects and butterflies in a nice habitat, and to maybe even learn a little about them. What I ended up seeing was much much different. Sloths were kept in a small parrot cage- they had a wire bottom, barely anywhere to climb, and did not experience anything even close to their... More 

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Deposit, New York
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43 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been to several butterfly conservatories across the nation and we were anxious to take our grand children here even though we felt the children's price was rather high. We checked the internet, got the new times that they were to be open, drove an hour to get there with three children only to find a sign that they... More 

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