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Newport Butterfly Zoo

Address: 409 Bulgarmarsh Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone Number: 401-849-9519
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Tiverton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This is a commercial butterfly farm.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This is a commercial butterfly farm.

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went on the last weekend before they closed for the season. The outside is nothing to look at, but that's not why I was there. We took some wonderful pics and had a very nice conversation with the owner. Will be going back next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is amazing. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend a visit at least a few times a year because the variety of the butterflies changes frequently. Don't forget to bring a camera!

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited this zoo for about a half hour. Amazing butterflies and staff. Worth a short trip with kids.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The butterfly zoo is small and sparse but the it was nice to bond with nature. I brought my children who enjoyed it. It would be a good place to visit if you are enroute to another location or live near by. I might not recommend traveling a long distance to see the butterfly zoo - just because it is... More 

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Glocester, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I came with my 3 sons and we all enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and informative. They do have rules to follow while in the greenhouse, so as not to hurt the butterflies and also so the butterflies do escape. The Greenhouse area is small and very simple...it's not a fancy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went with no expectations other than a little ride on a beautiful day and we were met with a special little treat. I read the other reviews, and yes...the outside was nothing to look at, but that isnt what you are going to see because the attraction is the butterflies which are clearly inside. I also read that the... More 

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

When you are coming from CT to visit the "Zoo", expect a long ride. It seemed like the GPS was going to take us all the way to Cape Cod. There were several butterflies that were pretty. It was also fun to have them land on us. I suggest wearing bright colors to attract them. The speech we received from... More 

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North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

It's actually in Tiverton , RI. It's a very small private Zoo, very nice, my granddaughters enjoyed it, the butterfly landed on her head, she was amazed . The owner was there and had a wealth of knowledge about the butterfly he had.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I would like to start off by saying that I've read some negative feedback about the owner being mean..... That is absolutely bogus. The owner was so friendly and kind. I have a 6yr old and 3yr old that we brought there and we instilled in them that the butterflies are not to be touched... I believe the people posting... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went yesterday and my friend is in a wheelchair and he had no trouble getting in. Well worth seeing. Of course there are necessary rules regarding the place like no touching the beautiful butterflies or opening the doors. These rules are common sense for a place like this. We all enjoyed the place and would recommend it! It is... More 

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