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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Oneonta
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We went in October not really sure if that was ideal time of year. Entrance gave impression that we would be disappointed, but once inside glad we went. You have to go thru slowly as there are birds, turtles. And lots of critters to observe. Very surprised to see a sloth as well as many tropical birds. Allow an hour or so to enjoy.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

For lovers of the off-beat and off-the-beaten path destinations and for anyone who loves animals, this is a must stop spot along Route I-88 (right around the corner from Cooperstown). Yes, it seems to be operating on a small budget and does not offer the amenities of larger museums or zoological attractions, but it is a truly unique collection of tropical wildlife housed in an intimate conservatory setting through which you can wander freely. Butterflys, dragons, tortoises, chameleons, hedgehogs, birds, butterflies, are the creatures whose space you will share. So, in fact, you do need to be kind of careful when you visit. Kids will be rewarded by their respectful observation - there are surprises everywhere. You will have to drag your budding naturalist out of the conservatory. Bring a ball for the younger or more rambunctious kids in your group - there is a big field outside for game playing, a little gift shop, but no food so bring your own snacks.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Warm and humid so nice to beat the winter blues and cabin fever.Glorious selection of plants and insects. The sloth is cute. Everyone is very friendly and works very hard here to answer any questions, Watch where you step and watch out for birds and if you want butterflies to land on you wear red!

Thank ednaOneonta_NewYork
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went for opportunity to photograph birds and butterflies outside of zoo environment. Unsure at first because of reviews, but glad we went anyway. Small room full of delightful "animal" surprises. We spent less than $20 for a couple of hours of photography heaven. It was more than worth the trip

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Took my grandson here, and was very dissappointed. The place is very run down compared to a couple of years ago, and is just sort of sad. The cashier lady was just nasty and disingaged to say the least.
The butterlies are beautiful, but they deserve better than this!

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