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“Small but beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariposas de Mindo

Mariposas de Mindo
Km. de la poblacion de Mindo Via las Cascadas sector yaguira s/n, Mindo, Ecuador
(+593-2) 224 2712
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Mindo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Small but beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

About a 30 minute walk from the town centre but with a map, there should be no problems finding the place. The area is small but compact with lots to see and a large variety of butterfly species. Of particular interest were the cocoons that were on display with butterflies emerging from them and drying off their wings. The gentleman looking after the farm gave us a quick tour of the garden and showed us how to get the butterflies to step onto your finger. The bonus were the hummingbirds that were feeding just outside of the butterfly entrance.

Visited November 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Butterfly love”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The grounds on the outside of the entrance are beautiful. Inside is okay having water features and seating to relax and enjoy the various species. A brief explanation of the life cycle is helpful to understanding this beautiful creature. And there are plaques with the various species names and photos displayed all around. I felt the the admission fee was on the high side. The staff was very helpful and friendly. She made this attraction better.

Visited October 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“kids love it.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Go in the middle of the day when the butterflies are active. Great for kids or butterfly enthusiasts, enjoyable for all others. The woman at the desk was lovely and spoke great English. The setting is pretty.

Visited November 2013
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Manhattan
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27 attraction reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Lots of Butterflies Up Close”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

At first I skeptical about visiting a butterfly ranch. But I was pleasantly surprised. There were many, many very beautiful butterflies in the enclosure. Many of them landed on me and we spent some time together. It was also fascinating to see the birth of several butterflies. All in all a very worthwhile experience.

Visited September 2013
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to see butterflies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a nice place to see butterflies. There are many species and you've got a good chance to make pictures of them. A short explanation is included. Most special thing is that you can see butterflies being born. Nice place to go in the morning for an hour or so.

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