Cypress Gardens


Butterfly House

A local favorite, visitors enjoy observing the splendors of nature in this large greenhouse filled with flowering plants, live butterflies, birds, a pond, an arthropod exhibit, and a observation beehive. As you search for the different stages of the butterfly’s life cycle, you may even see butterflies actively feeding and laying eggs.

Click here to donate a Butterfly House brick.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop features a vast array of unique, educational and memorable items.

Open 7 days from 9:00am – 5:00 pm.


This exhibit, which earned national attention during its May 2010 opening, outlines the history of Dean Hall Plantation and features artifacts unearthed as DuPont began construction on their new DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers plant, adjacent to Cypress Gardens. Until recently, little was actually known about people who once lived and worked on Dean Hall Plantation. After two years of researching and studying artifacts found on the site (which dates back to the 1700’s) archeologists can now offer an accurate perspective about life on the plantation.


We have redeveloped the aquarium/reptile center! Large tanks and terrariums feature fish, amphibians, and reptiles (including venomous snakes) native to swamp and nearby waterways. Representative animals from swamps of the world are also displayed such as a South American anaconda and African crocodiles.

x124Our exciting swamp boat rides offer a unique view of our vast garden landscape. Revel in the reflections of the tall bald cypress and tupelo trees mirrored in the dark, black water. Paddle along a marked trail looking for alligators, birds, turtles, lily pads and other swamp life.

DSCN1247Enjoy picturesque views along 3.5 miles of walking/hiking paths which loop through the swamp and gardens. Stroll along original dikes from the rice-growing era, keeping an eye out for wildlife.

Walking Trail Map