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. Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Can't begin to describe how beautiful this place was. Didn't expect it to be as amazing as it was, but walking through felt magical! It may look small, but I could've spent a long time in there. There...  more »
  • My family enjoyed this visit very much. We went back to be sure that other family members visiting had a good time and once again it was extremely special to spend time with the butterflies, the birds...  more »
  • An amazing visit. Look for discount tickets in local magazines or get senior or military discount. hundreds on all types of butterflys in a loose, natural setting. Great for kids and adults.  more »
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  • A tranquil, magical place! This is my only visit to a butterfly exhibit so I don't have anything to compare it to but I was blown away by the number of beauties there were floating around everywhere! The habitat was filled with beautiful flowers and a variety of species of birds. There was also a water feature with a few turtles. I took my 10 month old and two year old. The baby was mesmerized watching the butterflies and the two year old liked exploring and seeing all of the different animals as well as sitting on every bench/seating space available.
  • This place is magical. They manage to always have hundreds of beautiful butterflies roaming around and I've never not had one land on me. There are adorable button quail running about and a peaceful creek. I've taken some of the best pictures I have here. Well worth ten bucks
  • This place was outstanding. They had dozens and dozens if butterflies of which you can get up close and personal with. My fiance had 3 land on her! They also have birds and flamingos. They also had beautiful plants. For the price it's worth it 100%.
  • Beautiful!! Unforgettable experience. I had the best time seeing all the butterflies flutter around me. The Valentine day love flamingos were icing on the cake.
  • Sounds lame, but definitely is not. Well-planned butterfly garden that always has hundreds of the little critters winging lazily about... no small feat, given that they only live about two weeks as adults. Cost will add up quickly for families and groups, but the break in the shade alone is worth it in summer.

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Where to stay in Key West

To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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