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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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More Than Butterflies

We were surprised to discover more than just butterflies at this interesting, educational site... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Beautiful butterflies! Children, especially, would love this place. Not a huge place but... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina
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6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
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Reviewed 25 October 2005

This was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Mackinac! It's a great place to take it easy for a while - you've been walking or biking all over the place - sit and relax and take in the sights. But don't touch...More

20  Thank jmdkry
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

There are 2 butterfly houses on Mackinac Island and I would recommend that you go to the other one, which is Wings of Mackinac. This is one is very small and NOT worth the money. You can see it in about 5 minutes. Go to...More

7  Thank MarylandAmerican
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beautiful butterflies! Children, especially, would love this place. Not a huge place but spectacular to see the colors of the butterflies!

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Reviewed 8 October 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!

Thank shaunie1972
Reviewed 4 October 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

1  Thank jonm27
Reviewed 28 September 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

Thank Fraumjb
Reviewed 16 September 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

1  Thank M M
Reviewed 15 September 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

Thank howlin12013
Reviewed 11 September 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

Thank Jack9071
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We were ona Starr Tour and a ticket to the Butterfly House was included. It was a very short walk from the Inn On Macinac where we were staying. They have a very informative program and are very helpful and will answer any questions. You...More

Thank SoroptimistBurl
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I'm torn about this place. It was wonderful to see all of the butterflies, flying around the enclosure. But, then I realized that they import the little guys from Costa Rica and Malaysia. They hatch, they fly around, and then they die. Kind of sad!...More

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13 August 2018|
Response from hledgerwood | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually know, but I seriously doubt it.
1 August 2018|
Response from dmm316 | Reviewed this property |
They have horse drawn taxis on the island.
3 February 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