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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
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Off the beaten path in downtown Ft Myers--a Hidden Treasure!

Butterfly Estates is a fascinating "not to be missed" experience!!! We skipped the gift shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
E B
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Pekin, Illinois
Mother Daughter Day

Beautiful little place to come and visit to learn about all the different butterflies. They were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann N
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“crepes” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
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"crepes"
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"gift shop"
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"life cycle"
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"butterflies flying"
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"gathering place"
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"various stages"
in 5 reviews
"native florida"
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"laying eggs"
in 3 reviews
"koi pond"
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"non profit"
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"on premises"
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"educational experience"
in 5 reviews
"peaceful place"
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"bring your camera"
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"different species"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Butterfly Estates is a fascinating "not to be missed" experience!!! We skipped the gift shop due to time constraints, know we'd have loved it, too. As we entered the tour area there was a dedicated "kids area" with puzzles, coloring books, activity stops for children...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little place to come and visit to learn about all the different butterflies. They were doing a butterfly release that day and was so neat to watch. We were only there about an 1hr not a whole lot to do but a very beautiful...More

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can any one get excited about watching butterflys fly around a screened in lanai? It wasn't the butterfly watching, but rather the volunteers interest in explaining the transition from moth to butterfly and being able to see the stages right in front of you....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm glad I stopped for this. The butterflies are beautiful, definitely worth getting there to see the newbies released - very educational, and completely calming! The setting, the staff, the music, the free-spirits flying around - all stress relief!

Thank kimkuznetsov
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is a great chance to see native Florida butterflies up close and personal on their favorite nectar and host plants. A large, indoor greenhouse setting allows giant swallowtails, zebra longwings, pipeline swallowtails, spicebush swallowtails, great southern whites, monarchs, white peacocks and many other butterflies...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

My husband and I visited Butterfly Estates on 5/9/18 and had a wonderful experience. From the time we walked in the door, all of the staff was super friendly and you could tell they were happy to be there and loved their jobs. We spent...More

Thank herbstv87
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

A lovely day once more at Butterfly Estates. I shared this visit with a dear friend who raises butterflies, and she was equally delighted. As always, the gift shop had unique items. A new restaurant is soon to open, and we shall return.

Thank Jabennett
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This was my second time visiting the Butterfly estates. My neighbor, Sherri Williams started working there in Jan so I asked some friends to go with me to winess the release of the Butterflies. It was a magical experience and Sherri gave us a very...More

1  Thank Jeanne D
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Had a wonderful time at the Butterfly Estates. There were butterflies everywhere! And the people who work there were very knowledgeable. We learned some new things about butterflies and got to see butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and be released into the main butterfly garden....More

1  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The Butterfly Estates is a small building housing a gift shop and a butterfly room. The butterfly room has many varieties of these beautiful insects flying free in a replication of their natural environment (which means hot and humid, so be forewarned if that bothers...More

2  Thank ddaborn
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tamshey1980
March 13, 2018|
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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.
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tamshey1980
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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March 2, 2017|
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