The Butterfly Palace: Branson, MO

@kareng (27856)
United States
June 30, 2020 11:39pm CST
We have been in Branson, Mo for a couple of days now and today managed to get out and actually do something. Last night we agreed that The Butterfly Palace would be a place that we would all enjoy, both the kids and the adults. So that is where we headed off to. We are in Branson and I have one of the twins (Ashley), her S/O (who recently proposed) and their two children. They had planned on getting married almost two years ago and then discovered that she was expecting a baby--so that postponed the wedding plans. We also have my mother with us. The Butterfly Palace of course houses butterflies in a natural setting environment. It was a beautiful garden setting with water flowing, flowering plants, and other shrubbery that you walked through at your own pace. You could pick up a tube of nectar with a flower (artificial) on top if you wanted to offer the butterflies a feeding opportunity. They also had quite a few reptiles (more on that later), a mirror maze, a short 3D movie to watch about the live of a butterfly and a wonderful gift shop loaded with souvenirs. They have specimens mounted on the walls with all the species names on them. I looked for the red butterfly I sighted not long ago but did not see one like. That leads me to believe that must have been a moth and I couldn't find the name searching moths either so still a mystery there. We all enjoyed the visit from the youngest member of our group at almost two years of age to my elderly mother in her 80's. One of the nice things about this place was that for your admission price, you can come back and visit again within the next three days IF you keep your admission bracelet on. Have you ever been to The Butterfly Palace? It's worth the admission price if you are in the area. We all enjoyed the afternoon there. © 2020 Karen Gros, All rights reserved.
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• Agra, India
1 Jul
Wow...sounds exciting. I wonder when we can go for such a small trip. This virus is driving everything crazy here.
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@Lavanya15 (5891)
• Chennai, India
1 Jul
Yes my friend, I missing my morning Walking too.
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• Agra, India
1 Jul
@Lavanya15 yes... Missing so many things now
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@Lavanya15 (5891)
• Chennai, India
1 Jul
@amitkokiladitya yes my friend
@JudyEv (213461)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
We visited a butterfly house in Ireland and it was just amazing. The only downside was that the humid conditions fogged up the camera lenses so it was hard to take really nice photos.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
Yes, well it was foggy with our face masks here! It was nice and I imagine nicer with less people there. They had hand sanitizer stations throughout and social distancing in place also.
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@JudyEv (213461)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
@kareng That's good. It's the only way at the moment to stop the spread.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
@JudyEv I agree. It's not hard to do either. I get mad when I hear somebody say, "Nobody is going to make me wear a mask."
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@LindaOHio (40057)
• United States
1 Jul
Sounds like a great place. We hope to visit a butterfly house in FL IF we get to go in September. It's looking very iffy virus-wise.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
It was fun for all of us. I have some pictures to share also.
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@LindaOHio (40057)
• United States
3 Jul
@kareng Looking forward to them.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
@DocAndersen (24076)
• United States
1 Jul
i love going places with Butterflies on exhibit! i have not been to the one in Branson, but the National Zoo (in DC) has a butterfly exhibit that is my favorite!
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
It was nice! I know the kids would love to go back but some of the adults took their bracelets off and they told us to get back in keep the bracelets on. They were very specific about that and said if they even notice tampering with it you want get back in. The only thing I didn't like was in the garden/open exhibit that you walk through there were no identification markers for the kinds of butterflies in there. I thought that was a bit odd.
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@DocAndersen (24076)
• United States
1 Jul
@kareng it would be frustrating, I like to know what I am looking at!
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
@DocAndersen Exactly! I am like that too!
@rebelann (71911)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
I've never been to anything like that. I hope the wedding will be exactly what Ashley envisioned.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
I think they are just going to go to the courthouse and have a quickie done!
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@rebelann (71911)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Why not a back yard kinda wedding with not too many people @kareng ?
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
@rebelann It's all up to them. That is what they said they wanted to do.
@Lavanya15 (5891)
• Chennai, India
1 Jul
Wow that amazing place you choose for enjoying your day. Hope you and your family enjoyed a lot.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
We did!
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@Lavanya15 (5891)
• Chennai, India
2 Jul
@kareng that's cool
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
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@LadyDuck (291543)
• Switzerland
1 Jul
Congratulations to Ashley, the big day is coming. I am sure I would also love to visit the Butterfly Palace... a bit annoying to be obliged to keep the bracelet on.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
It doesn't bother me. I used to wear a bracelet every day when I worked so I am used to having something on my arm.
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@LadyDuck (291543)
• Switzerland
2 Jul
@kareng I am allergic to plastic on my skin, I know it would be a problem for me.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
@LadyDuck That makes a big difference!
@Adie04 (5333)
1 Jul
Nope. Never been here. Wish after all is okay I can travel to this place.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
It was a fun place for all ages.
@Adie04 (5333)
1 Jul
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@CarolDM (82028)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Jul
So glad to hear your trip went well and you made lots of memories.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
Yes, it was a trip that won't be forgotten!
@just4him (210132)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jul
It sounds like a fun place to visit.
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
4h
It is!
@wolfgirl569 (30434)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Jul
It sounds like a lovely place to go
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@kareng (27856)
• United States
1 Jul
It was fun and the little one who is 1.5 loved it!
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