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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
+1 906-847-3972
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This is such a wonderful and fascinating opportunity to visit all different kinds of beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kellyhE6755RK
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Bruce, Wisconsin
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Loved the visit. The Crysallis display is awesome. You see all stages of development. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joan R
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Lake Orion, Michigan, United States
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6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
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Reviewed yesterday

This is such a wonderful and fascinating opportunity to visit all different kinds of beautiful butterflies in a pretty, natural-type setting. While you are not allowed to touch the butterflies, they can touch you! One beautiful blue one rode around on my husband's shoulder the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the visit. The Crysallis display is awesome. You see all stages of development. Definitely worth a stop and the $10.

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you get a wrist band when you arrive, they let you back in for free. We came with a 13 month old (who looooooves butterflies) and 2 teenagers. We went there 1st and also later in the day on our way around on the...More

Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see ALOT of butterflies here is the place to go. Smallish building, but packed with 'em (watch where you walk!). Some bench areas to sit. A gift shop from which to buy memories (and other stuff). They are flying all over...More

Thank tcee2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful experience until a female employee yells at you for lightly touching a butterfly wing ... even though there is a child standing next to you with a butterfly on his hand. Either stick to the rules, Butterfly House, or don’t.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As our day was coming to an end, we decided to visit the Butterfly House and we were so glad we did. We received a military discount which was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed walking through the myriad of over 800 butterflies. Although the...More

Thank charlotteM776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at the butterfly house and what a cool experience! You get to see the butterflies hatching and several preserved before heading in. They have a butterfly guide sheet so you can identify each butterfly species. Very neat to see them all flying around...More

Thank April E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They take such great care of the butterflies, the number of cocoons was amazing, & the gal we spoke with was very friendly & knowledgeable. Can't wait to go again. Please make sure when taking children to stress the importance of watching where they step...More

Thank Valerie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The butterfly house was so much fun! We stayed for over an hour just taking in all the beautiful butterflies and flowers. The insect house was really interesting too. We are looking forward to coming back again someday!

Thank Elise M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Kids were mesmerized by the butterflies. They are beautiful and tame. Expect to have some land on you. A magical experience. Get there early and watch them emerge from the chrysalis. The docents are very knowledgable.

Thank Garrett D
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yvem2015
February 3, 2016|
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Response from Butterfly H | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry for the delay I just saw your question, the butterfly house is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the boat lines. Arnold Dock is the closest. There are alternative modes of transportation, you could take a... More
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