This past weekend I went with my friend and her little one to The Butterfly House. It's a really neat place that has a greenhouse area with all the butterflies and lots of neat plants. The building also houses a little gift shop, a learning area for kids, and a place to watch a movie. Not only are there butterflies, but outside the greenhouse, there are also tanks with different bugs. There is an outdoor garden, with more flowers and different photo ops, specifically set up for Halloween. The cost was $6/adult and then my friend's daughter was free! The greenhouse section was really neat - the butterflies were gorgeous. I always hate the bird area at the zoo, so I was a little worried it might be too much flying around, but it wasn't like that at all! I saw a gorgeous periwinkle and black butterfly. That was probably a favorite, but it never landed for me to snap a picture. I did get some other really great ones, and one even landed on my shoe! We missed the movie time, but still enjoyed looking at everything else there was to offer. The outside area was really nice, and it even had an event space. Before you even get into The Butterfly House, they have some great photo ops outside, along with a big pond and fountain. Just really pretty! The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park, which has a bunch of other neat spots within. We checked out the play area, which was just packed with kids. It was the perfect day, so I can see why everyone was out! A little further away, we saw all these old timey buildings. I am not really sure what they are there for, but we saw a few wedding parties taking pictures, as well as some senior pictures. I need to look up what goes on there, because it seemed really neat! Such a fun little afternoon outing!
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