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“Great place to stop while waiting for carriage tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
Box 901, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-9464
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
Chicago
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great place to stop while waiting for carriage tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Stopped here after we were dropped off by the carriage tour. The actual greenhouse area isn't that large but there are a ton of butterflies to make up for it. I've been to several butterfly conservatories and I've never had butterflies land on me...it happened multiple times here which was really cool. We also made friends with one butterfly who loved to hang out on our finger...we had a hard time getting him to fly off.

If you are looking for a unique experience, check this place out. It also helped that the temps were damn near tropical which was awesome because it was only 50 outside!

Visited May 2012
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Hempstead, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Green house with butterflies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

It was a green house, filled with butterflies. We got our tickets as a part of the carriage tour that takes you up the hill to the conservatory. Probably not worth doing as an activity on it's own, but as a part of the carriage tour, it was fine. We were amused by the fact that the butterflies were eating bananas. Staff was friendly. But be careful where you step! They land on the ground. My husband almost killed one!!

Visited June 2012
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Oklahoma City
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Staff were very sweet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The Butterfly Conservatory is small but very pleasant. The young staff members were so pleasant and very well informed. The visit was short but certainly worthwhile.

Visited May 2012
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Jackson, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“They still have Butterfly houses in Michigan?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Being our first trip to the island, we had no idea that there was so much to do. My daughter was so excited when she found out that on Macinac was a butterfly house. She had been studying them in school and was reading about how many were being closed due to lack of funding.

To her surprise there was one for us to visit on our vacation and it was absolutely beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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New Castle, Indiana
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

this is a must do especially if you have children... cant touch but you dont have too, the butterflies/moths will come to you if you sit down and relax.. ;0)

Visited September 2011
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