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Couple in front of a restaurant

The Butterfly Estates

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...

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.

So make your visit 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.

Key Features

Things to Do

Attractions

Family Fun

Museums & Science Centers

Historic Attraction

Tours & Transportation

Customized Tours

Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Weddings

Wedding Venues

Amenities

Suitable for Ages

All Ages

Time to Experience Activity

2 - 3 Hours

Availability

Daily

Closest Airport

Southwest Florida International Airport

Distance from Public Transportation

3 Blocks

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disabled Accessible, Handicapped Parking

Pet Types Allowed

Yes

Activities

Children's Programs

Shopping Type

Gifts

Category

Nature Interpretive Center, Protected Species Habitat, Historic Attraction

Discounts

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

Cuisine Served

American, Barbecue, Floribbean

Meals Served

Breakfast, Lunch

Restaurant Features

Carry Out, Catering, Children's Menu, Outdoor Dining, Smoke-Free, Smoking Area, Wine/Beer Only

Tour Information

Customized Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours

Tour Duration

20 - 30 minutes

Tour Schedule

10:30 AM - Butterfly Release, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - Tours

Wedding Services

Wedding/Reception Venues

Key Features

Things to Do

Attractions

Family Fun

Museums & Science Centers

Historic Attraction

Tours & Transportation

Customized Tours

Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Weddings

Wedding Venues

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