The Butterfly Estates

Fort Myers 1815 Fowler Street , Fort Myers, FL 33901

(239) 690-2359 TOLL-FREE: (866) 690-2359

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

The Butterfly Estates is an Ultra-Experience "Where Dreams Take Flight" in the Downtown Fort Myers River District.  We are home to several businesses:


Florida Native Butterfly Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect and raise Florida Native Butterfly species through education, preservation and creating butterfly habitats.     

The educational facility provides the appropriate programs and involves research projects that are helping butterfly populations flourish throughout our state!

The 3,614 sq. foot glass butterfly conservatory hosts a variety of Florida native butterfly species.  Their extensive breeding program allows visitors to experience the various stages of the butterfly's metamorphosis in a "hands on" natural park atmosphere.  

Tickets are purchased in the Gift Shoppe where you can shop and explore nature for yourself, a gift or just because.  They have a wide arrangement of Nature's Bounty.

The Gathering Place a locally-owned restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, with a flair of authentic Belizean flavors.  Their signature Cuban sandwich is really what put them on the map, along with homemade, unique desserts that are sure to please your taste buds.  This location also features unusual wine cocktails, local craft beers and other tasty adult beverages.  Their goal is to make you feel as if you went home for a meal where everybody is family.


PJ Boox Downtown is stocked with local-self published authors, many who are award winners. Come out and support the local talent we have in the area.  Who knows, you might have visited some of the places you are reading about.

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So make your visit to The Beaches of Sanibel & Fort Myers memorable by stopping by and see us.  We can't wait to meet you and share a portion of our life in the sunshine state with you.




General Information: Open Year-Round

Location: Downtown

Suitable for Ages: All Ages

Time To Experience Activity: 2 - 3 Hours

Availability: Daily

Hours: Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory 10 AM - 3 PM, Mother Natures Gift Shop 10 AM - 3 PM, The Gathering Place Tue - Sat 8 AM - 3 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM

Dates Closed: Major Holidays

Closest Airport: Southwest Florida International Airport

Driving Time to Nearby Lodging: 5 minutes

Distance from Public Transportation: 3 Blocks

Disabled Traveler Information: ADA Compliant, Disabled Accessible, Handicapped Parking

Guest Information: Children Allowed, Family Friendly

Pet Types Allowed: Yes

Activities: Children's Programs

Facility Amenities: Bus Parking, Concessions, Food/Beverage Service, Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities, Parking, Restaurant

Information/Services: Area Information, Brochures, Maps, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Shopping Type: Gifts

Category: Historic Attraction, Nature Interpretive Center, Protected Species Habitat

Tour Information: Customized Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours


Seating Capacity: 30 Inside, 50 Outside, 40 Wine Garden

Cuisine Served: American, Barbecue, Floribbean

Dining Type: Casual Dining

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch

Restaurant Features: Carry Out, Catering, Children's Menu, Individual Checks, Outdoor Dining, Smoke-Free, Smoking Area, Wine/Beer Only

Restaurant Type: Cafe

Meetings & Events

Category: Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome

Wedding Services: Wedding/Reception Venues


Discounts: Florida Resident Discount,Group Discount,Local Resident Discount,Military Discount,Senior Citizen Discount,Student Discount

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