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Butterfly Estates

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Address: 1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
Phone Number:
+1 239-690-2359
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit...

Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit organization dedicate to protecting, preserving and populating Florida's Native Butterflies! Visit our two restaurants, Gulf Coast Bookstore and gist shop.

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Our party of four enjoyed the estates. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very reasonably priced and if you are over 50, you receive a $1 discount. We received a handout of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Barb D
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Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our party of four enjoyed the estates. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very reasonably priced and if you are over 50, you receive a $1 discount. We received a handout of butterflies and found most of the varieties that were there.

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New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in the morning as every day at 10:30am they release the new butterflies. Free parking is on Hough Street behind the butterfly estates. Purchase your tickets in the gift shop first and they do have a senior discount. Place is small but lots of native butterflies. It was 93degrees inside the day we went and very humid. Be... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great little place. The staff is so informative and we could tell they loved working there. So interesting to see butterflies in all stages of life. Loved the garden, while small, was a lot to look at. Nice to sit on a bench and just watch the butterflies flutter around. Cafe has good coffee and baked goods. Absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many butterflies a wonder to visit, the staff are so afformative and eager to tell you about the butterflies and there habitat. Well worth the price.

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Princeton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely, quaint spot is one to visit! Very educational and uniquely serene! Butterflies galore! Put this on your must do list while traveling in fort Myers!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This may well be a hidden treasure. I found the place on Groupon. There is a lovely restaurant. The food is actually very good. One can sit inside ,outside on a porch or in a picnic grove setting . There is a small gift shop attached. A lovely greenhouse with butterflies of different species. It is kind of jewel that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sweet reprieve, very quiet and relaxing. Sat on the beach in the butterfly room and contently watched as they flittered about. A little humid but no reason to to miss the beauty. The gift shop was nice and the adjacent restaurants a pleasant surprise. I took the free Trolley from Edison Ford house to the Butterfly house... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Butterfly Estates is not as large as other butterfly sanctuaries I have visited, but that did not matter. From the moment I entered the conservatory and saw the different chrysalides in their respective hatching "houses" to when I saw the hundreds of butterflies in the glass conservatory, I knew I was in a special place. I loved watching the butterflies... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very nice and knowledgeable. They explained the whole process and had visuals from eggs to butterflies. They explained the difference between butterflies and moths. Told us what plants attract butterflies and what plants they like to lay their eggs on. I really enjoyed this. I have taken out of state visitors here, because I think it is... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived mid afternoon so parking was limited. We were able to take advantage of senior discount for our tickets to the the conservatory. The informative chart was helpful for identification of about 8 species. Many photo ops. Garden benches were a welcome sight. We were thrilled to purchase 10 healthy red penta plants for our own garden. Very helpful and... More 

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