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Mackinac Island's Original Butterfly House and Insect Museum

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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House is the 1st of its kind in Michigan, and the 3rd oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world-renowned facility has 1800 sq ft of tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents.

Insect World was a part of the building that we renovated in 2006 and turned into an attraction, as an addition to the butterfly exhibit.  And with 16" walking sticks, the worlds heaviest bug, too many species of beetles to name here, and walls of insect displays from around the world, educational information and live insects - the newest part of the attraction has been a huge success.  You'll want to plan on taking some time to learn about the benefits of insects to the planet we live on!

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