Butterfly Houses: Fluttering Wonderlands in the U.S.

Walking among butterflies has become a real crowd pleaser and money maker. Blooms & Butterflies at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio is an annual occassion because of the people it draws to the conservatory. Plus, the butterflies are downright gorgeous and watching butterflies develop in the various stages is part of the attraction. Each day new butterflies are released at 1:00 and 3 p.m. where they fly about among the lush plants and visitors in the Pacific Island Water Garden section. Each year I head to this event for the splendor and buy a catepillar kit so we can watch the butterfly development stages at home.

Franklin Park Conservatory is only one of the more than 100 butterfly exhibit locations in the U.S. Here’s a link to a website that lists them in each state. Here are 9 of them.