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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 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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flowood, ms
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Exhibit is really small. There were not that many butterflies. Basically a waste of time and money and I really like butterflies

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful blues, radiant reds, precious purples, all yhe colors in the world welcome visitors to this peaceful place. Even the young visitor sit quietly and wait for a winged wonder to land on their body. Watch when you leave because they love to hitchhiike out of their home, on your clothes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This would be particularly fun for kids, they gave us stickers and informative charts to see what kinds of butterflies there were inside, we were on our honeymoon though so we didn't really need anything like that, but the butterflies were beautiful, and i even got one to land on my finger because of my pink nail polish! only downside... More

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Monroe, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a small place, and the air is necessarily humid due to the types of plants and the various types of butterflies. You cannot help but smile when you see the reactions of children and adults alike as the gentle, beautiful creatures move about - and sometimes alight on you. Make sure none tag along with you when you... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My daughter loved the check list and looking for different butterflies. The staff helped her with hints for different species; they were friendly and helpful with all her questions. We had to return twice to complete her list, so I appreciate the wrist bands!!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent an hour with the butterflies and insects, the staff was very knowledgable and friendly, 5 yo and 7 yo were thrilled and could have stayed longer. They loved the butterflies, but the "lizards" were the biggest hit!! Interesting & educational.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

WAY over priced (but it's mackinaw I suppose?). Our kids did enjoy it I must say (ages 3 and 7). It did not take us much time to go through- maybe 15 minutes? 20 most and I had to really stretch it out...

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I did not have to pay for access so I have no idea what it normally costs. It is very small but well maintained and well stocked.

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Enon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed our visit with the butterflies, but would have liked to see an even greater variety. Perhaps the attendants could offer some interesting facts about the different varieties.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The atmosphere was excellent to enjoy the beauty of the butterflies as well as the garden flowers. The tour guides were very knowledgeable.

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