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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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Address: 6750 McGulpin Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3972
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Everyone enjoys this attraction.

We visited this again on this trip and everyone truly enjoyed it. Even my 15 month old granddaughter was amazed by these beautiful butterflies. We will visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Omro, Wisconsin
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Omro, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this again on this trip and everyone truly enjoyed it. Even my 15 month old granddaughter was amazed by these beautiful butterflies. We will visit again!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The butterfly house is toward the south part of town (an easy walk) right before mission pt resort. You can by discount tix at the butterfly shop downtown and save about $2 per ticket. Your ticket is good for your visit on the island. My 5&8 year old thought it was cool. We spent about 45 minutes here. They give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having been to the island four times before, and skipping the butterfly museum was WRONG! On our last trip, my daughter had to drag me in, and my daughter had to drag me out. The two youngest (3&5) didn't want to leave either. The butterflies would land right on them, and they would giggle and giggle. Don't skip this part... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have yet to make it there, but the kids absolutely love it and request to go every year. It is nice that once you buy your ticket you can come back as often as you like while on the island.

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Gladstone, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was well worth our time and cost!! While not a HUGE place, they make great use of space and there were plenty of staff available to assist in answering questions or providing educational information. We were given informational sheets with photos and names of the butterflies in the exhibit to assist us in identifying them. Even my 4 year... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While not really huge, it is really very fun to walk in and there are hundreds of butterflies all over. The plants and flowers are gorgeous as well. We got to see an employee releasing 10 or so. There is also a bee hive, turtles and various reptiles. Employees were very friendly as well.

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New Albany, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want to see a bunch of differnt butterflies flying around, this is the place to go. The kids liked it, but it is a bit pricy. However, you daily fee gets you unlimited visits. Budget a half hour tops.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

wonderful exhibit with very knowledgeable staff to interpret the exhibits worth the walk up the hill

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Carmel, Indiana
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178 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don't miss this little house! There is a lot to see and learn while inside. Tons of beautiful butterflies. I had trouble getting my 10 y/o son to leave. Before entering the butterfly area, make sure to take some time to check out all the chrysalis. There was an employee who was very knowledgable and showed us some of the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The exhibit is small but there are lots of butterflies and you can linger as long as you want. Arrive earlier in the day and you just might get to see them emerge from the cocoon.

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