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“Just magical” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Butterfly Rainforest

Butterfly Rainforest
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews
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“Just magical”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Spend time looking at the samples on the walls and watch Professors and students working in labs before actually going into the enclosure. Use your AAA discount if you have one. Once you enter, so many beautiful butterflies are flying around that it's hard to see them all. Have a seat and there is a chance that they will actually land on you. It's easy to spend at least an hour in there just looking and taking pictures. If you have any questions, the people there are very knowledgeable and look forward to helping you out.

Visited September 2013
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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17 reviews
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“Butterflies up close”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you like butterflies, this is the place to visit. So many different ones and excellent opportunity to take close up pictures.

Visited November 2013
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9 attraction reviews
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“Butterfly Garden..Largest Butterfly Collection in the World....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I never get tired of visiting here. In my travels and work in Central America, I come across Butterfly Gardens...but the one at UF has tainted me from wanting to see any other gardens.It is a treat for all ages. I think it is best to go in the spring and fall when it is not so hot. It is a photographers dream, and a great place to take family or children's photos. Combine the day with a picnic and a trip over to the Museum of Natural History next door, and you have a full day.

Visited January 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
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“Relax and Awe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Very beautiful, relaxing, educational and a "happy" place for all! Foilage is gorgeous, water features are lovely, places to sit and relax and watch, butterfly release is a must see, docents do a fabulous job explaining habitat and types of butterflies. We have taken our children, our elderly mother, my sister and brother-in-law from Texas - EVERYONE just thoroughly enjoys this venue! Highly recommended in visiting Gainesville - right on campus and also adjacent to museum (which is another must) Don't miss it!

Visited December 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Quite wondrous. Magical. A real treat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a real treat that people of all ages and types will just love. It is exciting and beautiful and natural and very inspiring.

Visited October 2013
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