Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
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Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
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  • Chsmith7
    Lakeland, Tennessee195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun!
    We were walking back to the Grand Hotel from the Fort because we could not get a carriage for almost 2 hours and passed this attraction on the way. We decided to stop just for the break. It was a cute attraction but small. In and out and back on the road to the hotel in no time.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Marguerite D
    Olathe, Kansas14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Butterflies galore!
    While we on Mackinaw Island we took a carraige tour. This was a stop (we could get tickets with the carraige tour tickets). It was amazing!! So many butterflies!! Much better than others I've been to. I would definitely recommend it!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 9, 2024
  • John F
    Stow, Ohio405 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some beautiful butterflies
    We purchased this as part of our carriage tour and enjoyed our visit. The butterfly room wasn't too crowded (went late morning during the week) and we were able to snap some nice photos. It was funny how often the butterflies landed on this young girl with a butterfly print shirt. And they landed on my wife and I as well!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2024
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D H
Jackson, MI435 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I was pretty disappointed in this Butterfly House. I had been here years ago and I don’t remember it being so lame. There were some cool places for the butterflies to land like the Ferris wheel and the castle, but overall there were not a lot of rare or unique butterflies here. In fact, there were hardly any butterflies in there at all. You really had to look to find them. This butterfly house is very, very small. I think it is only here because it’s something to visit on the Carriage tour. It’s path to get to it is a gravel winding path from the Carriage Museum and if you have trouble walking if may be difficult to walk down and back up to the top. The gift shop is very small too. I would not pay full price for this, but the cheap price with the carriage tour may be worth it.
Written June 16, 2021
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dreamspeaker
Middleton, WI542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We bought a carriage tour combo ticket because I figured this would be a nice diversion. Little did I know that this would be a highlight of our entire week in Michigan. We have a conservatory where I live that does a butterfly event, so I was expecting that, but this was butterfly overload - in a good way. They were everywhere and we had butterflies land on us many times. We were giggling, smiling, blushing, and just feeling great the entire time we were here. Surprising what a butterfly landing on you can do for your spirit!
Written July 30, 2022
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Chsmith7
Lakeland, TN195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We were walking back to the Grand Hotel from the Fort because we could not get a carriage for almost 2 hours and passed this attraction on the way. We decided to stop just for the break. It was a cute attraction but small. In and out and back on the road to the hotel in no time.
Written July 26, 2023
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Marguerite D
Olathe, KS14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
While we on Mackinaw Island we took a carraige tour. This was a stop (we could get tickets with the carraige tour tickets). It was amazing!! So many butterflies!! Much better than others I've been to. I would definitely recommend it!
Written July 9, 2024
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John F
Stow, OH405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We purchased this as part of our carriage tour and enjoyed our visit. The butterfly room wasn't too crowded (went late morning during the week) and we were able to snap some nice photos. It was funny how often the butterflies landed on this young girl with a butterfly print shirt. And they landed on my wife and I as well!
Written July 11, 2024
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jmdkry
Ann Arbor, MI6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited both Wings of Mackinac and The Butterfly House during one weekend in Mackinac, and we preferred the Butterfly House.

Wings of Mackinac was okay and it might have been great - if we hadn't gone to the Butterfly House first. Wings dulled in comparison to the Butterfly House. Wings of Mackinac just seems like a big-business rip-off of the Butterfly House (isn't it convenient that it's right on the carriage tour?).

The Butterfly House seemed to have more flowers and butterflies and also gave you a big reference card so you could pick out the different types of butterflies. If you're taking the carriage tour, save the extra few bucks you would spend on Wings of Mackinac and go to the Butterfly House instead.
Written October 25, 2005
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Odyssey25074
Addison, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Wings of Mackinac last summer. It was the best part of our day, very peaceful and relaxing, soft music playing and many different types of beautiful butterflies floating above your head. Both my kids loved it, especially when the butterflies landed in their hand.
Written June 8, 2004
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TravelDadYT
Baton Rouge, LA2,193 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
When we switched carriages at the switching station, the driver said we should all go see the butterfly conservatory.

We walked down the sloping walkway to the building.

Upon our arrival, was $7/per person! Um, no thanks.
Written August 9, 2017
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HeroicPotato
Detroit, MI88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
We went here and to the Original Butterfly House, and I liked this place better. Both are about the same size and feature many of the same types of butterflies. I felt like Wings might have had a few more species though. It was also cooler inside, and had glass windows looking outside instead of the plastic greenhouse walls at the Butterfly House, so it was more comfortable and more picturesque for just sitting and relaxing. We spent more time here than at the Butterfly House.
The gift shop also has a nicer variety of items. I think admission is roughly the same, but it works out to be cheaper ($6 per person) if you buy it in combination with a carriage tour ticket.
Written May 26, 2015
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Sharon M
Bloomington, IN117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
We had been to the original Butterfly House on the island many times over the years. This one is smaller and has no insects, but still beautiful with the plants and butterflies. The staff was helpful, although not so watchful of the butterflies and the way a few people were treating them. I still prefer the original Butterfly House, but this one was nice, less steamy inside than the other butterfly house, and prettier from the outside. It is also a long way to walk from downtown and is all uphill. If you go, plan to add to the cost and take a horse drawn taxi and walk back.
Written July 27, 2011
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