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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

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5802 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3654
+1 607-435-1147
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A Pleasant Surprise

My wife and I picked up a brochure for the Conservatory. Although it is easy to drive right by... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Ronald P
Great variety of animals!

A very nice mix of turtles, exotic birds, fish and butterflies. Worth it even when there are no... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Chengdu, China
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5802 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3654
+1 607-435-1147
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I picked up a brochure for the Conservatory. Although it is easy to drive right by, which we did at first, it turned out to be a wonderful visit. The very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable lady who met us in the sales/ticket...More

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A very nice mix of turtles, exotic birds, fish and butterflies. Worth it even when there are no butterflies, would like to go when the outside animals are around as well. Unfortunately the office and front room are rundown with a moldy smell and kind...More

Thank rroebig
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place is someone's hobby and preoccupation. Parking lot is dirt and crushed stone. If there are not a lot of cars, don't be afraid. A little walk to the remodeled farm house will put you into the cramped gift shop and entrance. Once inside...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We drove over an hour just to go to this place. We should have kept going to Cooperstown. While I understand the purpose of this place, it really needs maintenance in keeping the place clean. The turtle pond was dirty and the feeding dishes and...More

1  Thank Isleboat
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

There are many conservatories out there worth your money. It was small and had a bad odor. It was okay for something to do, but personally not worth $12 and an out of the way trip.

1  Thank Emily F
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A bit whimsical and I enjoyed the butterflies, birds and other creatures. It's small and I would not recommend it for families with young children.

1  Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My wife dragged me to this place years ago, thought it would be boring. Wife was right again, found it quite fascinating. Sooo much to look at you will be amazed.

1  Thank dshearer2017
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Saw a brochure in the B & B we stayed in and being animal lovers could not resist a place that has birds and butterflies among a few lizards. The couple that run it were really nice and informative. Not a particularly huge place but...More

1  Thank coasterallday
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The butterflies are nice here, not as good as larger more profitable places. But for the small town it is in, the animals and butterflies are nice and a great relaxing way to experience nature. It can be a bit pricey, they do offer military...More

1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I am rating this 3 stars because it's smaller than other butterfly conservatories I have seen. However, this place has some reptiles, butterflies, and unusual birds. I even got a few photos of a couple of hummingbirds. I did enjoy myself there.

1  Thank BarbA1
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8 March 2015|
Response from SusanT55 | Reviewed this property |
I think their hours are posted. It didn't look open when we went there, but it was.