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Butterfly Estates

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Address: 1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
Phone Number: 12396902359
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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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Quick stop to see some pretty flowers & butterflies

2pm is when they release the new butterflies. Staff is very informative. The Greenhouse is small , but filled to the brim with butterflies & beautiful flowers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Valerie D
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Tampa, Florida
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Englewood FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointed. No more than 6 species of butterfly's flying around, the waterfalls and fountains weren't ruining and the landscaping in the conservatory really needed a lot of TLC.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Butterfly Estates is truly a magical place for being close and personal with the world of butterflies. The Florida Native Butterfly Society (a non-profit organization) truly has a lovely place to see and learn about Florida native butterflies. There was a small group of well-behaved children visiting and they seemed to really enjoy the water features, plants and winged... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2pm is when they release the new butterflies. Staff is very informative. The Greenhouse is small , but filled to the brim with butterflies & beautiful flowers.

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful greenhouse to observe butterflies. You get up-close and some will even land on you. Actually watched butterflies laying eggs on the plants. This was a great way to spend a Sunday morning .

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Thank CDMVaBeach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 4 year old Grandson and I loved it. According to him "it is a wonderland, it really is". A beautiful gift shop, welcomed by two lovely young people, two great dining choices and all of the beautiful butterflies. The staff is lovely and knowledgeable and were so accessible and happy to educate us. I really great experience. I will... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend and brought our cameras. Had a great experience, although it did get warm in there in the summer.

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Thank Sandra M
Pompano Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour here, just observing the beautiful butterflies and being educated on the process these lovely creatures need to go through to become butterflies. Very relaxing.

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Thank mimzy4
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very knowledgeable guides answered all of my questions about what to plant in my garden to attract different butterfly species. The conservatory was quite warm at about 95 degrees F, so be ready to sweat a bit. However, the many butterflies and flowers you'll get to see are worth the heat. Your admission lets you come back all day, so... More 

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Thank Katherine B
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This place is the perfect Sunday outing for a couple on a date, or an entire family! The conservatory needs a bit of repair here and there, but overall the place is beautiful. This is one of those places that need all the support it can get to continue to flourish and attract more and more people every year.

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The room is very hot and humid but the butterfly's obviously thrive. There were so many different vavarieties of butterflies. Wear bright colors and they will land on you. Staff was pleasant and knobutterflies.Great educational fun for all ages. Nice restaurants on premises offer a variety of food. You can stay as long as you want or until the heat... More 

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