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Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

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We may have to pay another visit. It's an amazing collection of plants and butterflies. Very nice... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Fun, educational, and photo friendly

We had a great time watching the butterflies and photographing them on the lovely flowers. It was... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Coal City, Illinois
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Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
7528 Carriage Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-0901
+1 906-847-9464
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We may have to pay another visit. It's an amazing collection of plants and butterflies. Very nice way to spend some time on this unique island.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank forevermoore
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We had a great time watching the butterflies and photographing them on the lovely flowers. It was very educational and saw many unusual looking butterlies. Children seemed to love the exhibit as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tyrolgirl2015
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I am so glad I waited to go to this exhibit on beautiful Mackinac Island, we enjoyed seeing and photographing all the wonderful different species of butterflies. They give you a card to identify the butterflies and you can return anytime with same ticket, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MommyCville
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We did the extended carriage tour and stopped with our three daughters. Beautiful little place to stop and smell some flowers and reflect on the beauty of the many butterflies they have in their conservatory. The flowers themselves were beautiful to see. Must see, affordable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank angelasikowski
Reviewed October 1, 2018

You will be amazed at the variety of butterflies. They are beautiful and watching them land of people and seeing the smiles on their faces when they do is heartwarming. They have done a great job making this habitat colorful and inviting to the butterflies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Love seeing the butterflies transform from caterpillars to a beautiful butterfly. Get to walk through a garden with butterflies flying around, lighting on the flowers. One stayed on a woman's back for several minutes!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoAnn M
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We took the carriage tour of the Island and this was one of the stops on that tour. The butterfly house has lots of different butterflies, all colors and sizes. Really beautiful flowers and green plants for them to land on. Sometimes they land on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank howlin12013
Reviewed September 1, 2018

While this butterfly conservatory is small, it is beautiful and peaceful! We enjoyed the time we spent here!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mlbdld
Reviewed August 24, 2018

If you enjoy the beauty of butterflies you will love this conservatory. It is down the hill from a museum that includes the wagon used for island funerals, shops, restrooms and snack bars.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank frozenflea
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We spent the extra when we bought the tickets for the carriage tour. Figure about 20 minutes. Not a big greenhouse; but you want to move slowly - lots of butterflies - and if you stand still - you may even have one land on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 19, 2017|
Response from JohnandPam | Reviewed this property |
The butterflies are flying and landing on everything including people (and maybe your dog.)They visually inspect you before you leave the "great house" to make sure there isn't a butterfly on you. You and the people running... More
Sharon S
September 20, 2016|
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Response from aomonet | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that I am unaware of the times of operation. I recommend contacting them for specific dates of availability.