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Butterfly Estates

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Address: 1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3035
Phone Number:
+1 239-690-2359
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit...

Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory. A non profit organization dedicate to protecting, preserving and populating Florida's Native Butterflies! Visit our two restaurants, Gulf Coast Bookstore and gist shop.

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Good way to spend an hour.

The Butterfly Estate is inside of a green house which is a about 1000 sq feet. It is full of numerous plants and several species of butterflies. The garden has a pond with flowing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
FtMyersTony71
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had heard the odd comment that Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers was just kind of 'meh' and a little greenhouse with a few butterflies. Well, for those nay sayers and people who seemed to think it would be so much bigger and fantastical, go to Disney! This place is lovely and well worth the visit. We have gone to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a really nice surprise and a fun experience. If you enjoy butterflies and gardens it's worth checking out. You'll want to take your time and maybe enjoy a seat on a bench to watch the Butterflies and enjoy the garden landscaping. There is a nice pond with Koi and Turtles. The Gathering Place Restaurant next door is a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Butterfly Estate is inside of a green house which is a about 1000 sq feet. It is full of numerous plants and several species of butterflies. The garden has a pond with flowing water which is stocked with fish as well. The area is very well kept and is a pleasure to walk around. The staff are very knowledgeable... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was certainly amazing to walk in an have butterflies all over! And there I as in the middle of all of them.

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Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of four enjoyed the estates. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very reasonably priced and if you are over 50, you receive a $1 discount. We received a handout of butterflies and found most of the varieties that were there.

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New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the morning as every day at 10:30am they release the new butterflies. Free parking is on Hough Street behind the butterfly estates. Purchase your tickets in the gift shop first and they do have a senior discount. Place is small but lots of native butterflies. It was 93degrees inside the day we went and very humid. Be... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little place. The staff is so informative and we could tell they loved working there. So interesting to see butterflies in all stages of life. Loved the garden, while small, was a lot to look at. Nice to sit on a bench and just watch the butterflies flutter around. Cafe has good coffee and baked goods. Absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many butterflies a wonder to visit, the staff are so afformative and eager to tell you about the butterflies and there habitat. Well worth the price.

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Princeton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely, quaint spot is one to visit! Very educational and uniquely serene! Butterflies galore! Put this on your must do list while traveling in fort Myers!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may well be a hidden treasure. I found the place on Groupon. There is a lovely restaurant. The food is actually very good. One can sit inside ,outside on a porch or in a picnic grove setting . There is a small gift shop attached. A lovely greenhouse with butterflies of different species. It is kind of jewel that... More 

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