In the city of Oviedo, there is a small attraction called the Lukas Butterfly Encounter. The 4,000 Sq Ft encounter is part of a much bigger nursery that is well organized and probably the biggest in the central florida area. The Lukas family came to Oviedo in 1906 and the nursery was opened in 1973. The nursery is very well organized and they have a very large collection of plants. Check out their facebook page here for more photos and the embedded videos below.
If you want to see more butterflies around Orlando, also check out Leu Gardens and the Epcot Flower and Garden festival.
Price: Admission for the Butterfly Encounter is $5.00 per person and $7.00 for guided tours.
Best time to go: Any time but the summertime.
Where to eat: No restaurants in walking distance. For something different, eat in downtown Oviedo at the Townhouse Restaurant. A Macoroni Grill, Chili’s, and Buffalo Wild Wings is also close by (See map below).
Lukas Nursery Tour:
Butterflies at Lukas:
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