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Butterfly Estates

#12 of 116 things to do in Fort Myers Features Animals
1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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Something Different

We usually get to this restaurant once a year. We especially like the outdoor dining. It is unusual... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2016
Rochester, New York
Great Place for being right downtown

I never knew that Monarch Butterflies are being obliterated until my visit here. Ironically enough... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2016
Pasquale P
Fort Myers, Florida
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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 two restaurants, Gulf Coast Bookstore and gist shop.
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  • Poor5%
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1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
+1 239-690-2359
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

We usually get to this restaurant once a year. We especially like the outdoor dining. It is unusual in that there is an actual butterfly conservatory affiliated with the restaurant. The desserts are the best part and large enough for two or more people to...More

Thank djeary
Reviewed April 27, 2016

I never knew that Monarch Butterflies are being obliterated until my visit here. Ironically enough just the other day I saw all the same information put out on a news channel. Pleasant staff and a good amount of butterflies.

Thank Pasquale P
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful butterflies everywhere. If you go about noon on Friday you will see something amazing......they release the young ones.....they fly to the top and then descend. Be sure and wear something colorful and they may land on you!

Thank lindabrymt
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Enjoyed seeing the ones there but I had thought there would be more butterflies. Maybe it was just the time of the year we went? Still worth a visit though, especially if there is a photographer in your group. We ate at one of the...More

Thank CLL1948
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Very nice and educational too !! Butterflies abound and the music and atmosphere is very tranquil. Admission is reasonable as this is a small venue. Gift shop ,very nice.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed April 9, 2016

The butterflies were delicate and of many varieties. There were turtles in a small pond. The flowers and plants were beautiful.

Thank 1kimpatton
Reviewed April 7, 2016

There are several reasons to stop by the Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers. If you are a nature lover- you can learn a bit about various kinds of butterflies and their host plants from the knowledgeable and passionate staff and volunteers. If you are looking...More

Thank Cabdg
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Their set up is Great! I could wander in there for hours. They don't seem to tire of me asking a million questions and are very supportive of my butterfly raising addiction!

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I loved this quaint little hole in the wall place. It was tucked away on a side street in Ft. Myers & was absolutely beautiful! The butterfly garden was pretty small, but it was still very beautiful & had lots of butterflies flying around for...More

Thank bre1227
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Not a huge place, but if you love nature, you will love it!!! Have your camera ready, so many photo opportunities;)

Thank Monica T
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Response from Cabdg | Reviewed this property |
Adults 13 and above - $7.00 Ages 2 to 12 Years - $4.00 Children Up to Age 3 Years Are Free! Florida Residents Receive $1.00 Off Admission with a valid Florida I.D.! Over Age 50 Receive $1.00 Off Admission. Students Receive... More
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July 12, 2015|
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A standard manual or power wheelchair can fit on the narrow paths and bridges, however everyone else will have to wait for you cross. If it is crowded (usually) that makes it very difficult. It is "accessible", but not... More