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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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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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 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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New Germany, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a must see if you get to PEI. A house, a chapel and a bar all made from glass bottles. The gardens are beautiful and there is a very nice gift shop with items you won't find anywhere else. Plus, we were warmly welcomed.

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Peterborough, Canada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The visit here was worthwhile just for the gift shop. We made several purchases that we are very happy with. Lots of lovely teacups, and unique items. The buildings themselves are really neat! What an amazing idea this man had. The gardens were beautiful and we took many family photos while there. I assume people must come there often for... More

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