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“Take time to enjoy the butterflies!”

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
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Owner description: Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Take time to enjoy the butterflies!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is not a huge attraction, but it is very nicely done. Lots of information, and places to sit and enjoy the butterflies. We saw at least 20 different varieties. My daughter had a butterfly on her finger. Just seeing the look on her face made our visit worth it! Nice break in the carriage tour. Take time to sit and observe these beautiful creatures.

Visited July 2013
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Bronson, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

When I found out Mackinac Island had a butterfly house, I just had to go! Problem was, which one should I choose? The island had this house as well as one on the main road near the lakeshore. Both had many excellent reviews; both had some pretty bad reviews. My husband and I visited Wings after biking on the island and visiting Fort Mack., and it was wonderful!! First off, the price is much better here at Wings, plus they give a discount for veterans of our military. I'm a firm believer in honoring our vets, and I fully respect businesses who do likewise. Since my husband is a veteran, that helped the pocketbook even more. Entering the butterfly house is like stepping into a little heaven - beautiful flowers everywhere, kids giggling and having fun w/ the butterflies, and the colorful creatures flitting and flying all around you. It was a great opportunity to take a step back, take a pause from the hustle & bustle of the island's main street. We took some amazing pictures of the butterflies inside, and hey, if you have children you'll definitely want to take them here. I was so surprised how much my husband enjoyed it. I'm so glad I planned this stop!!

Visited June 2013
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Woodstock, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful!!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a fantastic place to take pictures of these beautiful creatures! We visited as a part of the carriage tour. The setting outside of the house was lovely, as was the gift shop. There were places to sit inside and marvel at the butterflies all around you. You can watch them emerge from their chrysalis, too. We wish we would've gone back for a second look before we left the island!

Visited June 2013
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DeWitt, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Butterfly II”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is bigger than the other butterfly house, so more places to check out the butterflies. Will need a camera for inside and out. Also has a cute gift shop, nice walking area outside. A bit farther out than the 1st place.

Visited May 2012
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

My review of this butterfly house is basically the same as the other one I posted.

It's great, but the staff needs to be more alert of what it's guests are doing and keep them from touching the butterflies in a way that will harm or kill them.

Visited July 2012
Thank Kylie B
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