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For our nature lovers, Mackinac offers some of the best ways to get up close and personal to our island’s original residents. With hundreds of species of butterflies to discover, the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory is the perfect place to go for any curious mind, and it’s only a short distance from Hotel Iroquois.
First opened in 1997, Wings was created to educate children and adults alike about the environment and its ambassadors—butterflies. This quaint sanctuary is home to butterflies and humans alike. With a knowledgeable curator and staff, you won’t leave this sanctuary without learning something new.
And if you must turn your nose up at insects, stop by for Gennie the turtle instead, or the conservatory’s resident Macaw Mackie J. Keep an eye out for Cammie the Chameleon, Surrey and Pierre the goats, and Summer the Papillon. This conservatory doesn’t just house butterflies!
Address: 7528 Carriage Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757