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“Been here many times”

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Westminster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.
Canon City, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Been here many times”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is not someplace that takes all day, but if you find yourself in the Denver/Boulder area and have a coupel of hours this is well worth your time. I have been many times, as my kids have grown, we always find other friends that have not been and come up with an excuse to visit. The Butterflies are fun to watch... Haven't yet seen one emerge. Another review said it was $16.50 to get in, but this week it was only $9.50... Perhaps that was a middle of the week day. Anyhow. This time we saw a butterfly release which was pretty fun.. Oh yeah, on my first visit back in 1989 or so, that is what convensed me to get a digital camera.. Can take some beautiful photos, but tough to get just the perfect moment!

Visited June 2013
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Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Family fun, educational”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Learn all about bugs and enjoy a beautiful nature walk filled with amazing insects and flowers. Really geared at young kids, this place will get your brain buzzing with all the fascinating facts and intriguing creatures.

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Henderson, Nevada
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a must see in the Denver area. It was $16.50 to enter but worth the admission. There are numerous types of butterflies flying around you as you walk through the rain forest pavilion. Be sure to take your camera!!!

Visited June 2013
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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Loved the bugs!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a great place for adults as well as kids. Lots to learn, see and do. Great quick escape to the tropics on a cold winter day! If you don't have small children go when school is in session and make sure it's not a holiday otherwise this small building is easily overrun with hordes of chattering, screaming little people and you can't focus on the beauty and serenity it offers.

Visited April 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun Day Trip”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This venue is located next to restaurants, outdoor mall, movie/imax theater, and Dave and Busters. The Butterfly Pavilion has a butterfly exhibit, insect exhibit, ocean exhibit, and now a new forest indoor exhibit and indoor playground for 5 and under. All the exhibits are interactive. There is even a story time inside the butterfly exhibit. There is also a beautiful outdoor trail that you can take from the Butterfly Pavilion to the Westin Hotel. It's an easy path with lots to see. Take the day to explore the area it will make for a super fun day,

Visited April 2013
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