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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

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Address: 5802 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3654
Phone Number: 607-435-1147
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15 minutes and I saw it all....not worth 12 bucks each a lot of property but all overgrown and not used

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cliff N
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Fort Ann, New York
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West Babylon, New York
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was very small and run down. Not worth the money or the trip.it had a strange smell to it. Nothing to look at on the out side. At first we didn't know if we were even in the right place. Nothing was marked where to go.

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Fort Ann, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

15 minutes and I saw it all....not worth 12 bucks each a lot of property but all overgrown and not used

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Canada
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a large variety to see and a few surprises to see. You will enjoy the visit. They recently updated so it would be worth another look in if you have not seen it since before the changes.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place! Reptiles , amphibians (including the poison dart frog) , birds, jellyfish(!), in addition to the many butterflies. Fun to watch the turtles travel around the garden. Have your portrait taken with the worlds largest walking stick (insect). Call ahead for hours and directions.

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Thank Jane J
Rutherford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

many types of butterflies, birds, turtles,small reptiles,jelly fish most roaming free and butterflies perching themselves on your shoulder or back or head. My grand daughter had a great time feeding the turtles

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Thank vince m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It is really something to go to the Butterfly Conservatory and sit still, covered in gorgeous butterflies! There are so many living things to see. I loved taking my kids there when they were little, especially. It is not inexpensive for families on a budget, but it's worth it.

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Thank Amy C
Trumansburg NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We took our nieces and loved it! I could stay for days! It's a beautiful conservatory with a vast collection of happy butterflies livin' the dream. :) It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank SydneeAnne
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I have visited a few times. The facility is a little shabby looking, but the butterflies are amazing, which is why we visit, right? I try to go once a year. It is privately owned and is a chore of love by the owners. It is fun to walk among butterflies and see the amazing birds flying around the area.... More 

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Thank captainpj13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A magical gem in the middle of upstate New York, the Joseph L. Popp Butterfly Conservatory is a really lovely place to experience a moment of calm and peacefulness. They have butterflies, but what really makes them unique is the long list of other creatures they have roaming around! There is a sloth, turtles, lots of birds, lizards, hedgehogs...Sadie the... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

First of all, dress in cooler clothes. The conservatory is humid & warm for the sake of the amazing creatures! Several yrs. ago when we visited, our daughter videotaped the butterflies, birds, chameleons and pencil thin green snake. Some people buzz through this lovely mini-paradise, but not us. We were there for hours, taking in every flora & fauna residing... More 

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