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“Beautiful butterflies”

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
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Owner description: Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
Reviewed October 20, 2011

Make sure to go when it is warm outside otherwise the butterflies don't fly as much. There are quite a few butterflies with a small gift shop.

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

This was a nice Butterfly House. If you have never been to a Butterfly House before, you should check it out. I have been to the Indianapolis Zoo's Butterfly House and thought it was much better. This place was small, but it was worth the small extra fee when we bought our carriage ride tour tickets. The kids enjoyed it.

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Reviewed August 19, 2011

$6 for 200 butterflies isn't our idea of a great time. My two kids and I took the tour and it stop at wings of Mackinac and another couple on the tour talked us into going into the conservatory, please do not make the same mistake that we did. It is not worth $6, another half pound of fudge would have been a much better idea for the price.

1  Thank JessGuy2006
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

We had been to the original Butterfly House on the island many times over the years. This one is smaller and has no insects, but still beautiful with the plants and butterflies. The staff was helpful, although not so watchful of the butterflies and the way a few people were treating them. I still prefer the original Butterfly House, but this one was nice, less steamy inside than the other butterfly house, and prettier from the outside. It is also a long way to walk from downtown and is all uphill. If you go, plan to add to the cost and take a horse drawn taxi and walk back.

3  Thank MimiMom68
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Reviewed October 24, 2005

We visited both Wings of Mackinac and The Butterfly House during one weekend in Mackinac, and we preferred the Butterfly House.

Wings of Mackinac was okay and it might have been great - if we hadn't gone to the Butterfly House first. Wings dulled in comparison to the Butterfly House. Wings of Mackinac just seems like a big-business rip-off of the Butterfly House (isn't it convenient that it's right on the carriage tour?).

The Butterfly House seemed to have more flowers and butterflies and also gave you a big reference card so you could pick out the different types of butterflies. If you're taking the carriage tour, save the extra few bucks you would spend on Wings of Mackinac and go to the Butterfly House instead.

19  Thank jmdkry
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