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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, Landmarks
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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".
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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is such an interesting place. To see these places built out of bottles was amazing. You have to stop in just to see how beautiful the gardens are. The buildings are really interesting too!

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Ava, ny
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stopped here on the way to the West Point lighthouse. My wife had read about it in the tourist packet sent to us by the PEI tourism department. We received a quick overview and historical background from the builder's grandson, who just happened to be in charge when we dropped in. Then we went out into the sprawling gardens,... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is one of the best little hidden treasures on PEI -- we would have stayed for a picnic if we had one with us! Unique and unusual structures made out of cement and a huge variety of bottles -- 3 are houses, inside there was a bar and church pews and altar. The gardens are beautiful as well. A... More

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Fredericton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Unique and fantastic little detour on the island for only a few bucks! The bottle houses were amazing, the garden's were beautiful and one of the houses even had a book that described all the various plants in the garden. It was a really cool experience and beautiful scenery. It's a great backdrop for all kinds of photos! So glad... More

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Grande Prairie
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was much better than we expected. Of course, after a quick walk through my husband was sooo done, but my mother loved it. The houses are interesting, I love any situation to play with my camera, and my mother loved the gardens. They are very well done, lots of pretty flowers to photograph. Worth stopping for.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A very unique stop! You can't miss the giant bottle made of bottles at the entrance to this little hidden gem. Once you walk through the rear entrance you are quickly enchanted not only by the buildings that are made up of approx. 30,000 glass bottles, but the pretty gardens that surround them as well. Once inside you will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful attraction and gardens - thank you to the tourist information in Summerside for the recommendation! It's wonderfully maintained and put together, with staff who are incredibly welcoming. We had a great time wandering around at our own pace and taking lots of pictures. Well worth a visit.

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Princeton, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped here during a recent visit to PEI, and were glad we did. The bottle structures were an amazing creation. There weren't many people there, so we were free to wander about at our leisure. The grounds themselves were worth the visit. Many well-manicured bushes and flowers, etc. There was a gift shop where mementos could be purchased. Again,... More

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Groton, CT
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were amazed at the work that went into putting these works of art together. they are full size, walk through buildings with much attention to detail

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice work !! Something nice to see if u are going by. Don t make a trip just for that. U can walk around in 15 min or take the time to enjoy the work 15$ for a family of 4 it was worth it.

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