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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

Address: 6750 McGulpin Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3972
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was an hour max. We had it included with our hotel so it was good and free.... The butterflies were cool but we are fortunate to have a similar exhibit at Milwaukee public museum. Good to visit and could fill time if the weather is not great

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Fennville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved it al. So many different butterfly's to see. I've been to many other exhibits but these butterfly's were very interactive with visitors.

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Taylor, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped in here while on the island. My favorite was the large white butterflies that almost looked like large birds flying about the greenhouse. Also the area you can see all the different butterfly cocoons that have had been hatched or just not yet, was very neat.

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Washington Twp, NJ USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You get to sit in the large butterfly house as long as you want the butterflies are all over...if you are lucky they will land on you!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spectacular experience. Walking with the butterflies landing on me and everything else in the chamber. Wonderful photography experience.

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For such a tiny location the butterflies were beautiful and varied. The Atlas moth was a huge surprise. I'd never seen one before that wasn't mounted in a box.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What a treat to go to this place.. I had one land on my hand while I was taking a picture and from what I understand that is good luck.

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Lansing
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I love sitting in the greenhouse with the butterflies all around me. It is so peaceful. The plants are incredible too. The staff is very knowledgeable and always nice and helpful (and patient with my little kids).

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Liberty Center, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have visited both butterfly houses and we really enjoy the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House located close to St Anne's Church. You can stay as long as you like, which is great since it takes a while to fully appreciate all the beautiful butterflies.

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lots so beautiful butterflies. My kids enjoyed trying to identify all of the different types. Definitely a must see for kids on Mackinac Island!

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