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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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Address: 6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
Phone Number: +1 906-847-3972
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So many butterflies!

We saw thousands of butterflies inside the conservatory! A couple of them even landed on us. Great photo opportunities. Dress coolly, as it's hot and humid inside.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim M
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White Lake, United States
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White Lake, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw thousands of butterflies inside the conservatory! A couple of them even landed on us. Great photo opportunities. Dress coolly, as it's hot and humid inside.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We have been here a few times over the years. You can enter as many times as you want once you buy your entry ticket. It was a nice addition to see the bug/reptile display. The butterflies are more active on sunny days, but we saw quite a few become more active in the hour we spent looking for them!

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Thank 243DLP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great little place full of beautiful flowers and amazing variety of butterflies.. Some of them so colorful, my personal favorite were the blue ones. Gotta be quick to catch one of those guys for a picture. And if you have a DSLR make sure that you bring a lens cloth with you cause the house is humid, it was cold... More 

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Thank Lmerath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Walking through the butterfly house is unlike an experience I've ever had. So many various butterflies fluttering around, some landed on myself and made the experience even better. Great time!

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

behind the st Anne church...many butterflies of all colors and then an exhibit of lizards etc...butterflies can land right on you as you walk or sit...worth a visit if you have extra time.

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South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Great little place! I got to see MANY different types of butterflies I would not have been able to see anywhere else. It was nice because if you were staying on the island, you got a wristband that would let you come back (for free) on different days! I did see many children in there, but I would honestly not... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife loves butterflies and all things involving. It is a great place to see so many pretty ones and interact with them. The metamorphosis area is interesting and the little gift shop is nice too.

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Thank BLT74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Butterfly House is a must-see when you go to Mackinac Island there are quite a few butterflies there amazing to see all the different kinds check it out next time you're on the island

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I can't think of anything more uplifting than a visit to the Butterfly House. I was skeptical at first; it sounded a bit corny and elementary. But when a dozen bright Blue Morpho butterflies flit right above your head as you enter the gardens...wham! Magic! I couldn't stop smiling.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Went with my wife. A little expensive but very interesting to see all the different types of butterflies.

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