January 07, 2013

Salt River butterfly pavilion

Butterfly Wonderland beginning to take flight

By Edward GatelyLike the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, North America’s largest indoor butterfly pavilion is emerging from vacant acreage just east of Scottsdale.

Butterfly Wonderland is the first phase of a 35-acre, $170million entertainment complex at the northeastern corner of the Pima Freeway and Via De Ventura, on the Salt River Reservation.
And:The project will be the latest addition to an emerging entertainment corridor that includes the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, two adjacent golf courses and the Salt River Fields spring-training baseball complex.

At Butterfly Wonderland, visitors will “embark on an enchanting journey through the life of a butterfly” via educational and interactive exhibits, leading up to the experience of walking among thousands of butterflies inside a glass atrium with tropical plants and waterfalls.
Comment:  For more on the Salt River Reservation, see Eden Eats Visits Pima-Maricopa Rez and Minority Construction Firm of the Year.

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