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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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The better of the two in my opinion

There were more butterflies then the other one. Plus the insects were a plus. Seemed like more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beautiful Butterflies

Get a warm-up while fascinating butterflies fly around. Keep your eyes peeled, watch your step... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
Flint, Michigan
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6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were more butterflies then the other one. Plus the insects were a plus. Seemed like more types in this one. But for the most part they had the same types just more of them and a little more info on them.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

Get a warm-up while fascinating butterflies fly around. Keep your eyes peeled, watch your step & don't touch! Butterflies are virtually everywhere - the kids were amazed, truth be told, so was I! Great close up experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MIsummers14
Reviewed February 1, 2019

What a joy - to be in the middle of a butterfly sanctuary in the upper peninsula of Michigan! We saw insects we would never get to see in the wild. It is truly ALL THINGS BUTTERFLY. Loved it all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kendra C
Reviewed January 14, 2019

This place is truly wonderful. Great for all different age types. We went in as recommended by some locals and I am so glad we did. The lady who greeted us was very friendly and answered all of our questions we had. You could easily...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laurentravels12
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to discover more than just butterflies at this interesting, educational site. Upon entering, a free chart is given to help visitors identify the many beautiful species from around the world. Sit quietly in the tropical garden as hundreds of butterflies of all...More

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

Beautiful butterflies! Children, especially, would love this place. Not a huge place but spectacular to see the colors of the butterflies!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a friend. We enjoyed the warmth, and relaxing atmosphere. There are thousands of beautiful butterflies. Several landed on me!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shaunie1972
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

There were so many butterflies of all shapes sizes and colors flying around everywhere. The butterfly house was somewhat smaller than expected but nonetheless provided a more intimate experience. The kids had an awesome time seeing all of the butterflies and hoping that one would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Such a pleasant respite from racing to see all the island sights! Soothing music plays as the butterflies flutter around you and often land on you. So many different types of butterflies to see and it's educational, too. Spent quite a while here just chillaxing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fraumjb
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Make sure you pick up the flyer to get a dollar off. When you enter get a wrist band which will let you revisit the exhibits during your stay on the island. Talk to the staff, they know a lot! During my two visits different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 12, 2018|
Response from hledgerwood | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually know, but I seriously doubt it.
July 31, 2018|
Response from dmm316 | Reviewed this property |
They have horse drawn taxis on the island.