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Address: 409 Bulgarmarsh Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone Number: 401-849-9519
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This is a commercial butterfly farm.

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What a gem!

Loved the exotic butterflies and the depth of knowledge exhibited by the staff. Unfortunately, when I went back a few days later with my camera, it was closed. Apparently, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Wynantskill, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This butterfly zoo is really tiny and probably you should visit early in the season, like May or June, when there would be more butterflies. Not too many at this time of year but they still will land on you. The employee who was there this day was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to listen to and kids... More 

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the butterflies!! They do not come out if it is cool and cloudy, so plan your trip for a bright and sunny day and you will be amazed! The owner had a stroke earlier in the summer, but the guides from URI are still at the Farm and giving tours. It is NOT CLOSED due to the owner's stroke,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Many interesting looking catterpillars and butterlies. Nice way to spend an hour. Bring the kids- as long as they arent a toddler. You cant touch the butterflies- so i could see that being difficult for them. Worth the trip.

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Wynantskill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved the exotic butterflies and the depth of knowledge exhibited by the staff. Unfortunately, when I went back a few days later with my camera, it was closed. Apparently, the owner. Had a stroke and the landlord closed shop on him. I hope for a speedy recovery!

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Without a Groupon, we would not have known the place existed. Day trip to Tiverton for a visit was worthwhile, but if we had arrived earlier than 10:55, it might not have happened. We saw the Closed sign and were turning around to leave when two young men pulled in. Turns out they are the "guides," who told us they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Where else can you be among butterflies from all over the world, & have knowledgeable staff at your fingertips to enhance this experience? Only at the Newport Butterfly Zoo, now located in Tiverton, RI. We brought my 8 year old niece who was a little skiddish, but could not stop talking about it afterwards. The photos cannot even capture the... More 

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Providence, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Don't be discouraged by negative reviews. If you love butterflies, you will enjoy this venue. It is not difficult to find if you use GPS. Watch for the very big sign. It is located on the grounds of a landscaping business. When you pull into the parking lot, you will see a sign identifying the Butterfly Zoo. It is very... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The butterflies are beautiful. If there were more space that could accommodate benches it would be a nice place for older children or adults to just sit and watch, the butterflies were all very busy and most didn't land anywhere for long. The whole one-room "zoo" is not very big, but since people's stays are not too long it was... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small place but well worth the trip. The butterflies are gorgeous, the staff very knowledgeable and love to share the knowledge. I learned a lot about the butterflies, and we were able to come in and out several times on one admission. The butterflies will land on you (which is considered lucky) and will ride around on you for minutes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We attempted to visit on a Sunday. Based on their schedule they should have been open. However after calling 3 or 4 times with no answer, we figured we'd take a ride down. My husbands phone rang, and it was the owner. He informed us that he was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. We felt horrible for... More 

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