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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

6750 McGulpin Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3972
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

There's another butterfly house on Mackinac Island that you can get to if you take one of the carriage tours, but I didn't want to take the carriage tour and the Original Butterfly House & Insect World is within walking distance of all the ferry docks and, well, it's the original! I found a brochure for the Original Butterfly House... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This little butterfly house is home to an amazing array of butterflies! Very easy to access and fun to photograph. One of my favorite spots on the Island.

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Westland, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Nice place, full of friendly people. Worth an hour or two visit. Really cool opportunity to visit again throughout your time on the island. Nice gift shop. But, lots of butterflies, and gentle surroundings.

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Dallas, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We took our kids, ages 5 and 2, while we were on the island. There aren't a lot of activities on the island suitable for kids so this attraction appealed to us. The kids enjoyed it and there were a lot of different varieties of butterflies to see. Even though we walked slowly, we only spent about 30-40 minutes there.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We have gone there 3 times now and each time we just relax in the room and watch the butterflies just flap around. So great to watch my kids wanting to learn about them

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corunna, indiana
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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We received free passes with our home rental so that was a plus! There are unlimited visits with your admission fee. You first enter a room where there are lots of butterflys are pinned up to view and see where they are from. There is a large case where tons of butterflys cocoons are hanging and hatching. You then enter... More

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I had to wait for the Butterfly House to open in the morning, but it was worth the wait! The admission price was reasonable, and they gave us wristbands that allowed us to come back anytime during that day. When we got inside, the butterfly garden itself was a small area that was warm and humid, but... More

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Millbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

So much fun to look at all the different Butterflys and have them lite on your hand. Just gorgeous. Gift shop is cute.

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A must visit when on the island! We always make time to visit the Mackinac Island Butterfly House when on the island. So peaceful, and educational for the children. Be sure to check your hair and clothes for hitchhikers when leaving!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Loved this attraction. Calm quiet, pretty butterflies. It would have been nice to have had more information on the species.

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