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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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A delight for the senses

What a joy - to be in the middle of a butterfly sanctuary in the upper peninsula of Michigan! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kendra C
Goshen, Indiana
Amazing Experience

This place is truly wonderful. Great for all different age types. We went in as recommended by some... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Thank Slick5276
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
1  Thank M M
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We toured the Butterfly House and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of butterflies, moths, and other insects (and animals) there. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Quite an interesting place to visit. Learned a lot. The butterflies are beautiful! So many different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank howlin12013
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The house consists of information about butterflies, the greenhouse space to interact passively, other small creatures, & a store. It is nice since you can leave and return repeatedly through out the day if desired with a bracelet. Such a variety of colorful butterflies is...More

Date of experience: August 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.
February 3, 2016|
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