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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

18 Church Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
(570) 325 - 4848
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Jim Thorpe
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Matamoras, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful activities! I have a two and four year old and we spent over 3 hours there! The people were friendly and informative and flexible with the ages and a abilities of participants!

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Texcoco, Mexico, Mexico
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While we were in town visiting, we were looking for something to do on a rainy day. The visit started out with an informative video "in the life of a monarch", followed by a detailed explanation by the owner. We saw the butterfly room, getting to feed them with sweet water. We then, saw the poisonous frogs on display with... More

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As butterfly lovers and raisers of monarchs, we loved the Butterfly Sanctuary. It was a very enjoyable and informative visit. When in Jim Thorpe, this is a must see.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Well thanks so much for the kind words, Our 1000 Monarch caterpillar are growing fatter each day and looking great. We are getting so excited about releasing them in Sept. I hope you will let us know how the migration looks in Mexico this year and visit us again if you are up our way. More

2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent an hour or so here, and enjoyed it very much. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the butterfly room is awesome. The video was geared to young children, but it was still informative.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Your butterfly friends at the Sanctuary are delighted that you had such a good experience with us . Please visit again and thanks for the kind words. More

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our granddaughter was coming for a visit so we wanted to check the sanctuary out before we took her. It is a wonderful hands on learning experience for adults and children. We saw the children's movie when we first arrived. It is very casual so if your little one needs to step out it is not a big deal. There... More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We love that you came to "check us out " ahead of your Grand daughter's visit and so pleased that you liked us. We do feel we have a lot to offer but it is hard to explain just what we do at the Sanctuary and we are not like anything else we can scribe to potential visitors. I hope... More

Cresco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went here last week and had a real great time. The staff is very friendly and helpful with any questions you may have. They have a little show that shows the children about the butterflies and different types. Well worth the visit.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks, we are delighted that you liked our show so much. Some visitors choose not to watch and we feel they miss 1/2 of the fun...especially the surprise ending ! Please visit again. More

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Was unaware this place was in the Poconos, but so glad we found it. A really fun activity for old and young alike. A very informative staff who also kept the attention of our 5 and 9 year old grandchildren. Our 19 year old grandson was even talked into dressing up like a butterfly! The sanctuary where the live butterflies... More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are tickled that you had such a good time. Your attitude is totally awesome ! The sanctuary IS a great place to have an intimate , up close , butterfly experience. Please do visit us again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From my 9-year-old daughter: My family was very satisfied with this experience.In no time we were engaged in learning about frogs and butterflies. We watched a short movie and the woman there explained and showed many things about butterflies. We lastly went into the Flutterarium and were able to see real butterflies and let them land on us. Overall, this... More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Well, thanks for the kind words, we are so pleased that you had a great time. We love the Sanctuary and enjoy sharing what we know with our visitors. We are especially proud of our frog exhibits. Isn't it interesting that some of the world's most dangerous creatures are so darn cute ! More

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The marketing and decor for this place is definitely aimed at children - but don't be fooled! My (very open-minded) husband and I thought we'd give it a try when we had a spare hour before catching a train ride in Jim Thorpe. Well, we were very pleasantly surprised! The owner, Mari (spelling?), is incredibly passionate about her cause. Take... More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, we loved having you visit and hope you will return again. More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a great place to visit. It's fun and educational. You get to feed butterflies and learn all about them. Their staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We loved having your family are delighted that you had such a good time. I really do hope you can visit again. We do want to help everyone understand how important it is to support and protect the existence of butterflies (specifically monarchs). Thanks for the kind words. More

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