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“nice but must smaller than expected”

The Butterfly Farm (La Ferme des Papillons)
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St. Maarten Combo Tour: Butterfly Farm and Orient Bay
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Owner description: At the Butterfly Farm you will be escorted by your guide who will lead you through a specially created exhibition area of landscaped gardens. This is the butterflies own lush tropical garden playground! Here you will see hundreds of rare and exotic butterflies fluttering freely around you. The guide will identify different species, point out courtship and mating displays and tell butterfly facts and stories. You can also witness the various stages of the butterfly's life cycle, from butterflies laying their eggs to caterpillars hatching, growing and forming their chrysalis. Ask your guide how to handle the butterflies and caterpillars if you dare! The tour lasts around 15 minutes and you are welcome to stay as long as you like at leisure in the gardens. There is also an extensive selection of butterfly gifts and souvenirs in the shop, or drinks available in the shady cafe. Car parking and rest rooms on site free of charge.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Douglas, Georgia
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“nice but must smaller than expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a very small place and the trip out to it is really the best part; It is nicely done and there are great picture opportunities but it really is just a small enclosure. I was a little disappointed. It's nice for a short day trip and educational. If you are only in the area for a short while I am not sure it's the best choice of places to go.

Visited December 2012
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Champlin, Minnesota, United States
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“Family Outting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

The butterfly farm is about 25 minutes from Philipsburg. We headed there on a Sunday morning. When we got there about 9:40 a.m. we were the only people there. Entrance is $15 which seemed a little steep. We wandered around for about half an hour trying to get the butterflies to land on us. Then a man came out and took us around the enclosure explaining different butterflies and their habits to us. By this time more people had arrived. My kids who are 17, 19, 21, and 23 found it quite interesting as did I. We learned some things we didn't know and had a good time doing it. We spent about an hour there.

Visited August 2013
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Butterfly discovery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very nice place to visit. Personnel is very nice and professional. Passionated by butterflies. We discovered so many varies of butterfly.

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good for families young kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Spent a pleasant hour or so their listening to informative talk and wandering around.
Nice place but a bit out of the way.

Visited July 2013
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Jamestown, North Carolina
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“Excursion while staying on the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a smaller butterfly farm but very nice for St, Maarten. The staff is knowledgeable and the flora is beautiful amongst the butterflies! A fun and relaxing trip. I would also recommend going in early mornings when it is a bit cooler in the day..and you also avoid cruise tours too.

Visited July 2013
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