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Butterfly Estates

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Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit organization dedicate to protecting, preserving and populating Florida's Native Butterflies! Visit our Bookstore and gift shop.
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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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Reviewed today via mobile

Receptionist was informative and welcoming. Gardens themselves were lack luster. Needs some work in and out. Inside staff seemed annoyed with questions. House and grounds need attention but can't do it without our support. Bring friends and family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Where lotta fun visiting butterfly estates! We learned all about the life stages of butterflies. Got to see newly emerged butterfly being released. Even got to see one butterfly shortly after he emerging from the cocoon. Make sure you stop at the gift shop next-door...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lorip849
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We truly enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary as a quiet, peaceful place where we learned so much that we never knew before about butterflies. Everyone is friendly, and the sanctuary was beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark A
Reviewed December 11, 2018

What a neat place! Little shop, restaurant and a WONDERFUL butterfly house! Such a fun afternoon trip.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mmartin818
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I made a stop here on my drive from the airport in Fort Myers heading toward Naples mid-morning on a Thursday. It was easy to locate with my map app and parking at the location was no problem. The maze of buildings was a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trippygal23
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Although it is smaller than other butterfly sanctuaries that I have been to, it is still an excellent place to bring children and to learn more about our native butterflies. There is also a gift - garden shop next door. They sell both nectar &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

3 of us (ages 30's and 50's)visited the butterfly estates where they breed and protect butterflies native to Florida. There were about a dozen species(changes with time of year)in a large greenhouse that also housed Koi fish and some turtles.At 10:30 AM they release butterflies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R1317TZdavew
Reviewed September 6, 2018

A must go to place for a relaxing respite from a hectic day. Staff so friendly and knowledgeable, Sanctuary is beautiful, so calming and peaceful. They have a restaurant on site, they change hands frequently but they have all been very good. Recommend calling if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jo G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The staff was very knowledgeable about the butterflies and were very patient explaining things to my young child. Nice food service on site.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank boobug2017
Reviewed August 8, 2018

A great crew, Patsy did a great job when we bought out tickets, and has a very bright , positive personality.

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 13, 2018|
Response from RobJohnson2169 | Property representative |
Yes! Thank you for your interest in visiting us. It is $1.00 off for everyone over 50 and veterans are always free.
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
$9 for seniors and regular adult admission is $10. Florida residents receive a discount also.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Butterfly Estates--How is it? (2 Replies)
My husband and I will be staying in Ft. Myers for a couple of days before staying on Sanibel Island for 5 days. I've looked at the website for Butterfly Estates, but I'm not sure if its where we want to spend an afternoon. Does it have beautiful butterflies from different parts of the world flying around? If so, I think I'd like it. Could someone who has been there tell me what the butterfly population is like there? Thank you!
February 09, 2010|
Response fromArnie67|
We have been there a few times and I really like it. They have all kinds of beautiful butterflys and often while walking through it they will land on you. There is also a cute little cafe on site that makes wonderful sandwiches.