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Butterflies at the Bridge

15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA
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Clarksville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The naturla bridge had taken down thier butterfly exibit two years ago after my family reunion, dis apponting about it.

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East Coast
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11 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

High expectations quickly dashed when we found out the butterfly room, and that is all it was - a room, was in the basement. Painted concrete walls with artificial lightening. VERY few species, VERY few butterflies at all. The ones they had were lethargic or dead. Felt sorry for the poor things, such an unnatural habitat. Save your money.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Not worth the admission. This may be a seasonal exhibit? The room is very small and contained less than a dozen butterflies. Not recommended for small children as you have to be very careful where you walk or you will step on the butterflies.

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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was an excellent experience while we were at the Natural Bridge. As a matter of a fact the Natural Bridge experience as a whole was one of the most enjoyable trips locally I have taken. We enjoyed the butterfly gardens, my kids enjoyed themselves, and my husband and I enjoyed watching them in the Butterfly Exhibit.

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New Orleans, LA
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26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Butterfly Exhibit at the Natural Bridge is small and humid, but interesting if you have never had the opportunity to see butterflies in their natural habitat. Several butterflies were flying around and one even landed on my shoe! Watch were you walk! There is no separate fee to see this exhibit.

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Taylors, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Having never seen an indoor butterfly garden before, we thought this one to be very nice. It is small, but there were several specimens and many were quite large. You must move carefully because they are everywhere. This was the favorite place at the Natural Bridge for the grand children.

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This exhibit was part of the tour of The Natural Bridge of Virginia. I have been to other butterfly exhibits and this one was by far the worst one I had every gone to. First of all, there were very few butterflies. The exhibit was about the size of a standard sized bedroom in an apartment. The attendant working was... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

20 t0 40 butterflies in a warm place under soft lighting. Walk carefully else you will step on a butterfly.. so watch your feet. With kids no strollers are allowed.. better hold them for 10 min not more than that. Very small place and so disappointing. Sometimes in your local place you might see better than these.

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Austintown, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is free, so there's no reason not to walk thru it. Children would definitely enjoy it. The butterflies are all around and will sit very still for you to view. I liked that it was small it made them easier to find and see. Some of these exhibits are so large that you can't really get a good look.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The kids liked it. I worry about those poor butterflies sitting all over the path, but as long as you kept a weather eye, you could avoid them. Not a ton of varieties, but just another nice little addition to the place.

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