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The Bottle Houses

6891, Route 11 | North Cape Coastal Drive, Cap-Egmont, Wellington, Prince Edward Island C0B 2E0, Canada
902-854-2987
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Wellington
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Three fantasy-like buildings made up of approximately 30 000 recycled glass bottles of various colors and sizes, surrounded by beautiful flower... more » Owner description: Three fantasy-like buildings made up of approximately 30 000 recycled glass bottles of various colors and sizes, surrounded by beautiful flower gardens. A haven for nature lovers, recyclers and photographers. The late Edouard Arsenault built the structures in the early 80's, spending the last four years of his life in this amazing project - family-run for over twenty-five years. Featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" and "1000 Places to see before you die". « less
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Dieppe, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained site, I guess that's why we have to pay a fee to visit! Very nice garden, beautiful view of the waters. It is not common to see construction out of bottles, so yes it worth a visit.

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Jersey Shore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The bottle houses were the perfect addition to our first trip to the island. Our whole family loved it. From the beautiful gardens to the pump organ to the view of the sea...we enjoyed the whole experience. The gift shop was pleasant and the staff were helpful and friendly. Definitely plan to stop here! Also...don't forget to ask the staff... More

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Well kept grounds. Found the area very relaxing. Interesting construction with various sizes and shapes of bottles. The gift shop is well stocked and has great prices too. Also you only have to pay admission once a year which is a nice touch. Great family tribute.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is a nice, little gem. It does cost $6.50/ person but is worth it. Bring your camera. Watch for frogs in the pond. Location is just outside of Summerside, PE. Not much else around it. There is a surprisingly well stocked gift store as well.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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70 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Not only are the bottle houses beautiful in their own way but the landscaping on the grounds are so amazing! It is literally worth the stop for the flowers, pond and fountain! They also have a very nice gift shop!

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Amherst, NH
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

On the PEI North Coast Drive, just west of Summerside. It's on the "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" book of lists, and well worth an hour or so stop. Nice little gift shop, but the highlight are the 3 civil engineering building marvels that are built here, all out of discarded/recycled bottles. There's a story about each, and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Recommended by the tourist office, so on a cloudy day we made our way to see the Bottle Houses en route to the Potato Museum. This is a must see. A clever way to create a sensation with discarded bottles! Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline, the gardens were just gorgeous. The gift shop was very extensive. Clearly a... More

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Trenton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a small but unique place to check out if you’re in the area. It’s not very far from Summerside. The gardens are just lovely and there are 3 bottle buildings, a chapel, a tavern and a house! You’ll probably never see anything like it elsewhere, so why not do a little detour and enjoy the coastal scenery while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We found this wonderful attraction at the end of our North Coastal Drive. Not only are the buildings unique but the gardens are wonderful. One building contains scrapbooks (English and French) that explain the story of the structures including the required reconstruction due to harsh Canadian winters. There is a wonderful gift shop as well that has a wide variety... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The bottle houses are very interesting to see, they are set in picturesque gardens and are quite unique. At $6.50 for adults it's not too pricey, you will probably spend less than and hour here. I found the shop interesting to brows - a lot of ornaments, wall decorations etc that I have not seen in other places. Worth a... More

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