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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

#6 of 39 things to do in Mackinac Island Features Animals
6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
+1 906-847-3972
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Stop on carrage ride and grandson wanted to see.

It is a small Butterfly house, but it has a variety of Butterflies some extremely colorful. It has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard L
Cheboygan, United States
Trip to Mackinaw

Found this to be very informative. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Tons of beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathy K
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6750 McGulphin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5159
+1 906-847-3972
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a small Butterfly house, but it has a variety of Butterflies some extremely colorful. It has a gift shop attached to the butterfly house

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found this to be very informative. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Tons of beautiful butterflies in the butterfly area. Plenty parking.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is your typical Butterfly House. We went in and looked at butterflies and waited for some to land on us. They had plenty of butterflies a decent amount of space for us to walk around in. Yelp go here if your kids enjoy butterflies.

Thank Travelingw6
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I heard the word Mackinac Island for the first time, it sounded very much like Mackennas’ Gold. Interestingly the visit to this wonderful island turned out to be a successful search for golden memories and unforgettable experiences. Situated in the Lake Huron, surrounded by...More

Thank MadhuMen0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here with our 8 year old. It was a neat place but doesn't take long to walk through. When we had walked through, my husband asked, "Is that it?" I say go but have appropriate expectations.

Thank kateben05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have gone to the butterfly house several times, always nice to look at. 9$ per person to get in, doesn't take long to walk through but the butterflies are so pretty!!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 16 different types of Butterflies I could count. I am sure some were hiding. The blue Monarch was flying around my shoes which were blue. Then I had what I thought might of been a moth. But it was something different in side...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're trying to decide between the two butterfly houses on the island, here's why I think you should go to the Original one. *$8 admission, good all week for return visits (with discount) *Free butterfly identification card *Larger greenhouse with more butterflies *Hatching display...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will be sure to enjoy the up close fun offered by being surrounded by beautiful butterflies. You can stay as long as you like: no rushing here. When you do leave you will depart with wonderful memories and perhaps a few pictures. The original...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could have spent hours here! Great for all ages! Very very worth the low admission cost. A must see while you are visiting!

Thank Kayde M
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Questions & Answers
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