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GT Butterfly House and Bug Zoo

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8840 M 72 E, Williamsburg, MI 49690-8607
+1 231-944-0774
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Highlight of Our Trip!

We were so happy that we made a small detour on our road trip to visit this wonderful place! The... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Heather G
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Indiana
via mobile
Amazing and Kind Staff!!!

The employees here are absolutely amazing. I was floored by their kindness and attention to my two... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Milan D
,
Florence, Kentucky
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Open daily from May-October. (MAY 7th, 2016 is OPENING DAY!!) The GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo strives to educate, engage and entertain guests! The garden features a tranquil waterfall and hundreds of exotic butterflies dancing from flower to flower. The Bug Zoo features a large, fascinating Honeybee Observation hive...See honey being made up close! The Tarantula Tree houses colorful and creepy tarantulas, while Beetle Boulder allows families to explore beetles, roaches, mantids and more! Before your tour ends, you'll meet amphibians of all shapes and sizes, including dart frogs, axolotls and "Squishy," our Iberian Rib Newt. Get up close to the Bug World with "Duke Elsner's Crawl Space"--A rotating collection of native bug species aimed at conservation and identification. We offer a small gift shop to take home a gift or special momento. Come early for Butterflies emerging, and inquire about holding a tarantula!
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8840 M 72 E, Williamsburg, MI 49690-8607
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+1 231-944-0774
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were so happy that we made a small detour on our road trip to visit this wonderful place! The staff is so enthusiastic and well-educated, and even insect enthusiasts like myself will leave with new knowledge. It's amazing what they do there! When it...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The employees here are absolutely amazing. I was floored by their kindness and attention to my two little kids. The place from the outside doesn't look like much, but it's pretty cool on the inside. Awesome butterfly's from across the world, and really cool bugs...More

Thank Milan D
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were looking for something to do when the weather was too cool to be on the lake. Our 2 year old grandson was fascinated by the living beehive and the butterfly room, in particular. The owners were so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We found this place by accident. It is a wonderful place to go, especially on a rainy or cold day. The staff is quite knowledgeable about everything there and while there is no guided tour, there is definitely a guided tour. We learned quite a...More

Thank A2Dachshunds
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Not good weather for swimming so what do you do with the kids? This could be for you. Small building. Interesting things to see. A little pricey for this small exhibit. $9 for adults and $6 for children 4 - 12. Free for 3 and...More

Thank Denise0955
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was a fantastic adventure. Two butterflies landed on my sister and rode on her all the while we strolled through the butterfly garden. Our Great Niece was granted the privilege of naming (Charles) and releasing a Monarch butterfly. The handlers were very knowledgeable and...More

Thank MugShotPotter
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Butterfly House was fun and educational. How fun to roam around the room with the butterfly's all around. Some even landed on us. The employees (or volunteers?) were all knowledgable and eager to share fun facts about the butterflies and bugs.

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We really enjoyed our afternoon! The owners and staff were so welcoming and went out of their way to make our experience memorable. We look forward to returning there with our son. I highly recommend them!

Thank ssanetrik
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very small but the staff was sooooo friendly and explained so much and even let the kids have a butterfly release on their hands and taught them all about butterflies and bugs. The bug house is attached. Not many bugs or butterflies but better than...More

Thank W00dDuck
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We found out about the Butterfly House from a flier in our hotel. Our 21 month old loves butterflies so we decided to check it out. The butterfly house is very clean and there are tons of butterflies to look at. The employees are also...More

Thank Susan B
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