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“Small Hidden Treasure” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World
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Mohegan Lake, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small Hidden Treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Don't miss this gem. The butterflies are friendly and you will find yourself in awe of their silent beauty. Definitely will lower your blood pressure just to be in their space.

Visited August 2012
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Magical Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We don't have kids, but I LOVE the butterflies! So colourful, like daytime fireworks flitting all around you. You can't help but giggle. Some even land on you! The butterflies are brought in as pupae from all over the world: central/south America, Australia and Africa. You can see them coming out of their chrysalis and spreading their wings for the first time. Their colours are amazing. The gardens are lovely too; it's not a large place, but worth the visit. There are also some birds to see and a very nice gift shop. The price is reasonable, and there are dollar off coupons you can print off their website.

Visited August 2012
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Sevierville
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69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“If you like butterflies....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

The neat little hidden gem is great for kids and those who like the little winged creatures. So, go if you love 'em. Leave it if you don't.

Visited October 2012
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Toms River, New Jersey
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209 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Make Sure to Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This small, unassuming building tucked away on Mackinac Island is not to be missed. Once inside you are surrounded by a bountiful array of colorful butterflies of all types. We were fascinated with the numbeer and variety within this small area and spent considerable time photographing and enjoying the quiet surroundings and these beautiful creatures. This was v one of the highlights of our visit to Mackinac Island.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best value on the island for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

pay once and visit all week. this facility is listed twice in the reviews (alternatetively as the butterfly conservatory) but under whatever name worth an hour's visit.
hundreds of butterflies at all life stages and from all over the world.

Visited July 2012
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