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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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The butterfly house

It was beautiful. I wished I had my grandkids to see it. So bring your kids. It also had nice gift shop. I would see it again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful. I wished I had my grandkids to see it. So bring your kids. It also had nice gift shop. I would see it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While this is a nice distraction from the horse poop of Mackinac Island, its very average compared to larger facilities of this type like those at Niagra Falls Canada Parks and the Detroit Zoo. Pleasant staff, nice clean updated facility

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Liberty Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We always visit the butterfly house when we are on the island. It is in walking distance from our bed and breakfast and we enjoy going past some of the gorgeous homes on our way. You can spend as much time as you like and watch the different butterflies. Kids would like it as well as mom and dad. They... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This attraction was a bit small but the content makes up for that! There are some really amazing things to see here and some great photo opportunities too! I loved seeing the Butterflies so close!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a great site. Be sure to see it as party of the carriage tour of the island. It's s half way stop and switch of carriages and makes a nice leg stretch. I don't think I would just go see the butterfly house.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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