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Address: 6891, Route 11 | North Cape Coastal Drive, Cap-Egmont, Wellington, Prince Edward Island C0B 2E0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-854-2987
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Description: Three fantasy-like buildings made up of approximately 30 000 recycled...
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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Amazing! Lovely place and great staff. Met the daughter and she was amazing to talk to. One must do note: View the inside of the houses through your camera. Your camera will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing! Lovely place and great staff. Met the daughter and she was amazing to talk to. One must do note: View the inside of the houses through your camera. Your camera will see things that your eyes cannot! It makes all the colors pop and patterns really show up. Pick up your glass trinkets here. Good prices.

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This makes for a short stop - the grounds don't take long to cover. But it is interesting and unique. A lot of work obviously went into building the houses and it's nice they are being maintained. Worth the trip if you are in the area.

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Worcester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Now here was a man who really had a lot of patience! It's hard to imagine how long it took him to build these, never mind to collect all the bottles. While this certainly isn't a major attraction, it's unique and was interesting to see. The chapel, particularly, with the colored bottles forming a backdrop to the altar was fascinating.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a really beautiful and creative site of art, but younger children might have a hard time enjoying a long car ride to see something they cannot really touch. The bottle houses, and there are three of them, are really unique and fun structures built originally by the owner's grandfather. They are very pretty and are as well maintained... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I am cheap when I travel. The gift shop was interesting but the houses were interesting but not worth the $7 admission. I was there all of 45 min maybe that was including the picture taking, tour and looking around the gift shop. Unique? Of course but not a lot of fun.

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Simcoe, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I wish I could say that we planned all along to see The Bottle Houses, but it was more a case of learning about them once we figured out our coastal riding route. What a truly unique site! Now comprising a chapel, house, lighthouse and tavern, the first bottle house was built in 1980, using about 12,000 bottles collected by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We love it! Kids were amazed and kept asking me how did someone build this pretty building? We went in a beautiful day also. So it was a perfect day for us. Love the chapel, looks so peacefull.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was our first trip to the houses and they were really cool. Can't imagine the hours of work and thought that went into creating it.

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Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a great experience - way beyond my expectations! I am the inquisitive type: why? how? when? what is special about where I am? The Bottle Houses did that for me. And the gardens, also what a beautiful piece of manicured nature! The place is immaculate, the staff are friendly and you will enjoy a stay of about an hour.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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Address: 6891, Route 11 | North Cape Coastal Drive, Cap-Egmont, Wellington, Prince Edward Island C0B 2E0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-854-2987
Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Wellington

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