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“Rainforest is beautiful. Lots of butterflies.”

Butterfly Rainforest
Ranked #1 of 63 things to do in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Gainesville, Florida
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Rainforest is beautiful. Lots of butterflies.”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

It's just beautiful. Lots of butterflies. Great plants and a small stream with fish. Great staff. Worth the money. However, if you have little kids, they tend to want to race through rather than sit and enjoy the butterflies.

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Wethersfield, CT
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“Absolutely the best”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This was most impressive! I can't say enough great things about this - atmosphere, beautiful plants, and of course, many beautiful butterflies and birds in this quiet, climate-controlled sanctuary. Very well maintained!

Visited September 2012
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Fleming Island, Florida
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239 reviews
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“The Wow Factor”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

I have visited many butterfly exhibits in other states, but this one is by far the best. Seriously, there are butterflies everywhere in every different color. One landed on my husbands hat and just sat there for more than 5 minutes. So cool! Very picturesque in the Butterfly Rainforest. It definitely delights people of all ages.

Visited September 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great trip for little ones”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

While I was a nanny I took one of children to the museum and they loved it. The butterflies come from all over the world and it is a fabulous learning experience for young and old. It is inexpensive too.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
1 review
“Butterflies from all over the world!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

How beautiful and peaceful it is. Plus there are guides to identify the butterflies, birds and plants!! Then there is the cocoon nursery...awesome!

Visited August 2012
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