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“fun family stop.”

Butterfly Rainforest
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“fun family stop.”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The Butterfly Rainforest is an interesting family experience. There are butterflies everywhere you look as well as quite a few small birds. If you wear bright colors & stand still quietly enough, you can often get one of the butterflies to land on you. The Butterfly Rainforest is a beautiful enclosed sanctuary with waterfalls, koi ponds, & more flowers than you'll see nearly anywhere in town. It is a somewhat small enclosure, so you should probably expect to be there no more than an hour with small children. It is a bit pricey for such a short outing but they often offer deals on holidays like Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing place to visit!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Really beautiful and interesting place to visit, great experience with kids or with friends! Love to take friends to visit the Butterflies, take pictures, walk around, relax and enjoy the peace that the place gives you.

Visited February 2013
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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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“Amazing butterflies”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

There are so many butterflies in the outdoor exhibit plus all the displays and cocoons inside. If you love taking photos of butterflies--this is your place.

Visited August 2013
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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“An oasis in gator city”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Awesome place to experience a hug variety of butterflies. About 2000 at any one time. Took a long time Lepidoptera (butterfly) fanatic there recently and he was mesmerized.

Visited October 2013
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“jean”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

fabulous exhibit! I really enjoyed learning about the different butterflies. They also have other exhibits besides the butterflies. Sometimes they have other special things going on to be seen. When I went they had an exhibit about different sounds from music and animals and machines. It was also vey interesting. I would advice people to go there.

Visited October 2013
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