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Address: 170 Hotel Rd, Across from The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey...

Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory features an indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium, where guests can experience hundreds of butterflies and tropical plants. Opened in 1937, the 23-acre outdoor garden features a renowned rose garden, magnificent theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, and a whimsical Children's Garden.

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Pumpkin Glow

We went here in October for the Pumpkin Glow Was really nice. we dont have kids but was cute to see Kids trick or treating in cute costumes (we dont have anything like this in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here in October for the Pumpkin Glow Was really nice. we dont have kids but was cute to see Kids trick or treating in cute costumes (we dont have anything like this in Australia, Halloween isnt really a thing), nice relaxed atmosphere with some cool carved pumpkins lighting the way. Good fun, highly recommended

Thank jhoppy01
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to comment on the Butterfly Conservatory. This building can be seen from Hersheypark; and it was a long time in the making. It offers a little of everything. I nice building but not too overwhelming. The section with the butterflies is just enough. However, when you enter the building if you look up you see sunshine and stained... More 

Thank Jackie S
Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to walk with very pretty well kept grounds. It was beautifully laid out and planted.

Thank molelady
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to see the new Conservatory at Hershey Gardens on New Years Eve Day. The butterfly room is about 80 degrees with 70% humidity so dress accordingly. We were able to watch so many different butterflies and got some fabulous pictures.

Thank Mosslady53
Paramus, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seemed like a humongous place but during the winter, there's nothing but the butterfly room. luckily, the kids are small (4,4,2) so they had fun just running around. I'm sure it's much nicer during the spring. We were there for about an hour but I'm sure there's more to do and see anytime but winter.

Thank smyl4me56
new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compact, but very intense close encounter with many butterflies. Make sure to dress in layers, as it is very hot inside!

Thank ksu-ny
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gardens are lovely to stroll year round and though I didn't care to see the butterflies it was the best part! The volunteers are friendly and funny and made the whole experience vastly more enjoyable.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We went in December and as there was no vegetation outside,just the butterfly room, 16.00 was a ripoff. During winter months a lower rate would apply.

Thank Elaine R
Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Butterfly atrium absolutely beautiful! So many tropical butterflies that are stunning!! Watching all the butterflies fly by your head/body is amazing. I found this place extremely relaxing.

1 Thank J K
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We visited on a very warm day in December and being outside was a real blessing. The gardens are beautifully laid out and unique in their species and types in both flowers and trees. Don't miss the interesting trees! What a photo opportunity. The butterfly atrium was not as impressive. There were only about 8 kinds flying around and the... More 

1 Thank Jill W

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