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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is a huge collection, and variety, of butterflies in this butterfly house - and they will often land on you (they landed on my daughter, husband, and son- I was the only person who didn't get one on me). Very relaxing. Insect world was interesting as well. Enjoyable.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family loved this attraction. The collection was amazing and they could not believe how many butterflies they saw. They talked about it for days. This is a must see for children of all ages. Make sure you find a way to fit it into your visit to the island. I recommend taking it in as part of the island... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A really special exhibit with friendly staff. In two instances a butterfly landed on my jacket (which means good luck according to the staff and not always happening to everyone!) We would recommend this to all

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Artesia, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This butterfly house has a large number of various butterflies, seemingly each more colorful than the last. Our whole family had a great time. The only bad part was the limited time we could comfortably spend in the humid, hot atmosphere that the butterflies loved!

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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter and I spent a little of one afternoon exploring this Butterfly House. She loved it. She also loved the bug area you go through in the end. Very pretty butterflies and a lot of them!

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the opportunity to take my Grandson to the ORIGINAL Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World as a treat. He was so amazed at all the butterfly's and various other displays. We will go back again and again ... V = D

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Waterloo, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The butterflies were beautiful and the place was well kept but they let so many people in at once you could barely move around. the insect world was small but one worker did take out a lizard and let our kids pet him which was great

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This exhibit was done well with a lot of information snippets presented throughout the exhibit. The only reason I knocked a star off the review, was because we had just visited the butterfly house in the Chicago Botanic Gardens the month before, and we had way more butterflies actually land on us there - so we were expecting that again.... More

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Barstow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Love seeing butterflies, not so much insects. The place is small but there are lots butterflies of all colors and sizes. The flowers are also beautiful. We spent about 30 minutes just watching and taking pictures of the butterflies.

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Burt Lake, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

While on Mackinac Island, MI for the day with our two grand-daughters, aged 6 & 8 respectively, we decided to head on over to 'The Original Butterfly House & Insect World". What an experience! The staff are attentive, well-trained, friendly, and very professional. They take both their jobs and their responsibilities quite seriously - but without the pretentious posturing common... More

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