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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
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Flying beauties

Such an assortment of beautiful butterflies. They land on your shoulders, sit in your hair and entertain you with their flight. Other exotic animals that the staff will let you... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
donnagotts
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Canton, Michigan
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Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Such an assortment of beautiful butterflies. They land on your shoulders, sit in your hair and entertain you with their flight. Other exotic animals that the staff will let you touch. Quite an experience ...children and adults alike.

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Taylor, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice place to stop from your bike ride around the island and check out some of the butterflys of Michigan and other things they have to offer

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Beautiful place. Everyone should put this on their itinerary. Also go to Surrey Hill. We did a lot of walking from place to place. We didn't have to rush.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We come to Mackinac island annually and last year came for Mother's Day. It was cold so we didn't have too much to do. We have heard of this place and with low expectations decided to try it out. To our surprise it was amazing. So many butterflies and they interact with you! Love it! This is now an annual... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place is so cool. You get to walk in and be with the butterflies up close. Many of them even landed on us. Such a one of kind experience!

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White Lake, United States
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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Reviewed 24 October 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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Reviewed 18 October 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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Reviewed 18 October 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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Thank Amanda L
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 October 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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