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“Beautiful Butterflies”

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
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Owner description: Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Butterflies”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We enjoyed this quiet attraction. Such a variety of butterflies! I had never seen most of them before. Loved it.

Visited September 2013
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Sheboygan, WI
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing and sad, not as good as the Butterfly House”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We'd been to the Mackinac Island Butterfly House (located behind St. Anne's church) several times before, so we thought we'd try Wings of Mackinac this time instead. We were terribly disappointed and thought it was overpriced. We were in and out in 10 minutes and wished we hadn't spent the money. I think that we were also overcharged- it says adults are $7 and children are $4, yet we were charged $25 for two adults and a child. I didn't realize this until after we got back to the hotel.

The greenhouse garden is small with very little variety in the blooming plants, and there were dead butterflies everywhere. There were several sucked into a screen on a ventilation duct that were still alive but no one made any attempt to save them.

If you're deciding between which butterfly house to visit, go to the Butterfly House behind St. Anne's, not Wings of Mackinac. The Butterfly House not only has a beautiful greenhouse garden with a wide variety of flowers and butterflies, but it offers a reptile display and an insect display as well. The garden and butterflies are better cared for.

Visited August 2013
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Summerville, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“A must see if you visit Mackinac Island”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

If you visit the island you must go see this. I have been to a few different butterfly exhibits and this one is by far the best. We bought our tickets in a package deal with the carriage tour of the island. It's very inexpensive. When you walk in there are butterflies everywhere and you won't leave without one landing on you at some point!

Visited August 2013
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Hudson, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Surprising high point of our trip!”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I was visiting Mackinac with my two teenage children, and decided to take the carriage tour. I had no idea what the butterfly exhibit was, but decided to buy the combo ticket as it would give us something else to do. You board the carriage tour, and at the first stop where you have to change carriages is the Wings of Mackinac Conservatory. You go into this building and step into a warm greenhouse filled with butterflies! There are several dozen varieties of butterflies, and it was fun trying to see if we could find one or more of each variety. You have to be very observant, as some blend right into the foliage, while some are very bright and obvious. We took hundreds of photos - it was such a neat experience! I had no idea when we bought the tickets that we would enjoy this stop so much, but it was such a worthwhile visit!! You can spend as much time in here as you want, and it was so worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Small But Lots of Butterflies”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We enjoyed the greenhouse type building and all the butterflies. It was small and crowded, took only about 10-15 minutes but we really enjoyed all the butterflies. Blue, yellow, green fluttered around us and landed on hats and shoulders. Great photo op too.

Visited August 2013
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