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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West

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Surround yourself with the colors and tranquility of the "flowers of the sky" at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The conservatory, which features several climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitats, offers a collection of more than 50 species of butterflies, as well as dozens of exotic birds and plants. Stroll through the tropical paradise of cascading waterfalls and flowering plants to admire hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Head to the learning center for more information on the life cycle and migration of these beautiful insects. Don't miss the permanent exhibit, Wings of Imagination, with its butterfly-inspired artwork. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory by using our Key West vacation builder.
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  • Highly recommended to visit and walk slow so you can see all the different kinds that are there. Staff was very helpful if you had questions. 
  • Hundreds of butterflies greet your entrance. Knowledgeable guides. Large gift shop with loads of butterfly items of all types. 
  • This was the highlight of our trip. Like walking into a snow globe full of butterflies! Awesome picture taking opportunities 
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  • The only butterfly garden I've been to that has two beautiful flamingos that will playfully sift through your hair with their beaks if you let them. Seriously, try it. The butterflies are beautiful and fun to observe, no matter what your age. The flora is just as pretty as the butterflies and it's very well manicured. There are also a collection of exotic finches to spot, as well as turtles. I highly recommend it,
  • This place is truly incredible. It's not often that I say the word "wow" repeatedly. But, this little place tucked away in Key West definitely did it. At first you're in this waiting area and I thought that was the whole thing and was getting really disappointed. But then you walk through the double doors and you're transplanted into this surreal little butterfly oasis. They fly around as if humans were their friends and there are so many of them! The beautiful gardening certainly adds to the experience and I'm sure helps the butterflies feel more at home. There are also different kinds of birds flying around. This review doesn't do it justice. Definitely go if you're in Key West and you have a moment to spare. I'll post some photos.
  • This is an amazing place. I was blown away..everything I dreamed of and more. So serene a MUST SEE. DO NOT SKIP THIS PLACE!!! Especially if you like butterfly's and
  • Great service and wow, the amazing butterflies and flamingos. They do a wonderful job with explaining their rules to help the butterflies and other animals stay inside and be able to eat. The gift shop after is definitely a must-see. I would most definitely recommend it to a friend!
  • Have been here three times in three years and don't get tired of the peaceful serenity of watching butterflies float through the air. We've been to a few butterfly houses across the country and this is - by far - the best one we've found. Every time, there have been hundreds of butterflies as far as we can see. We generally spend about 30 - 45 minutes or so walking through the actual butterfly house and always spend a couple minutes in the gift shop, which is nice and has decent prices. Looking forward to stopping back during our next trip to the Keys...