Nine Things To Do On Mackinac Island To Make Your Visit Memorable

Afternoon Tea at Grand Hotel

Experience the renowned elegance of the historic Grand Hotel by partaking in afternoon tea—a century-old Grand Hotel tradition. Tea, sherry, Champagne, finger sandwiches, scones and other delights, all set to live chamber music; open to non-hotel guests with $10 admission fee.


Stay overnight to experience a different side of the island, where historic saloons buzz with energy and music after sunset. Be sure to start the barhopping at the Pink Pony, a legendary watering hole for sailors, or Horn’s Gaslight Bar, allegedly the first Michigan establishment to gain a liquor license post-Prohibition.

Butterfly House

An 1,800-square-foot enclosed tropical garden where you can meander or sit back while hundreds of butterflies flutter peacefully around you. It’s not only magical, but a great educational trip for small ones, too—stop by the interactive Insect World exhibit for some hands-on learning after your butterfly tour.

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