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“What a Place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Butterfly Farm

Butterfly Farm
J. E. Irausquin Blvd., Oranjestad, Aruba
297 -586-3656
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Ranked #21 of 74 Activities in Oranjestad
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We went with our granddaughter, age 13, and she was blown away by these butterflies. It is a great value and an education. A must when visiting Aruba!

Visited April 2013
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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Must See for Butterfly Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We loved the Butterfly Farm. Staying at the Westin Resort and Casino, this attraction is a five minute walk at most from the hotel. The ticket allows you to go back during your entire stay, so go your first day and go back again! Our first visit was in the afternoon. It was hot and humid. We saw butterflies and loved it, but we were told that the butterflies were more active in the morning. We went back at 8am the next day, and boy were they right! The activity was amazing in the morning. I have no idea how long we spent in the habitat chasing butterflies trying to get the best pictures possible of these fluttering creatures. Hours, I am sure. It is a very relaxing place with a Koi pond and some relaxation music playing. The staff was extremely friendly. Our tour guide, Charissa, was very knowledgeable. No one batted an eyelash at my husband who brought his coffee and book in and sat down while I ran around snapping pictures right and left. Even after our tour was over, I could ask the staff questions, and they were more than happy to answer them. $15.00 did seem a little expensive for those who would simply walk through, but if you like butterflies or if you plan to go more than once, the price isn’t so bad considering that everything is a bit more expensive in Aruba.

Visited April 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“If you're in to bugs, this is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Your fee gets you in for the entire time you're visiting the island! We went back a couple times. What a gem! The butterflies are simply gorgeous! They have great displays and a cute little gift shop. If you or your loved one enjoys butterflies, this is it! I've been to butterfly gardens in three different countries on three different continents, and this one is amazing because of the variety they are allowed to have since they're ruled by the Dutch. American butterfly farms don't have Morphos! Enough said.

Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Beautiful butterflies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Wow, this place was just magical - so many beautiful butterflies! The guides were wonderful and well versed. The gift shop has so many beautiful things in it, that I had a hard time leaving :) I will definitely be coming back!

Visited May 2013
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Summerfield, Florida
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“Absolutely stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

While on an excursion to Aruba from our Caribbean cruise, we visited the Butterfly Farm. The tropical butterflies were flying all over the enclosed area where they live. Our informative guide gave a very well descriptive overview of the life of butterflies. We were very fortunate to have the largest butterfly hatch while we were there. It was beautiful and unfortunately, they only live 3 days. They have a special place for cocoons and I took some beautiful pictures of all the different colored butterflies. This farm is diffently a place to visit and well worth the excursion cost.

Visited April 2013
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