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  • Experience Mackinac Island's Butterfly Conservatory

    Experience Mackinac Island's Butterfly Conservatory

    As spring and summer grow ever closer, now is the time to make plans for a getaway at the Mission Point Resort, and a visit to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

    You’ll see hundreds of vibrantly-hued butterflies in a serene, healthy environment, and can even view the pupa in an emergence viewing area. Although there are always between 75-100 species, the numbers and types of butterflies vary with new shipments and with species’ life spans – some only live for a few days. No butterfly in their collection is ever caught wild, as all are raised on a butterfly farm. In addition to the live butterflies and pupa, the Conservatory offers educational exhibits and an experienced, qualified staff. Open from mid-May to the first of October, The Conservatory also encourages the protection and preservation of these beautiful insects and their habitats, particularly the Monarch, whose numbers have dropped alarmingly due to industrial and climate factors. For more information, call (231) 881-3530 from November to April, and (906) 847-9464, or (231) 881-3530 from May to October. To make a reservation at Mission Point Resort, call (800) 833-7711, or visit: http://www.missionpoint.com/.

  • The Movies of Mackinac Island

    The Movies of Mackinac Island

    An abundance of natural beauty, unique architecture and historical landmarks have long made Mackinac a popular filming destination for the entertainment industry.

    Mission Point has played a vital role in the filming of numerous movies, and the still celebrates the art of film-making with showings on their lawn during the summer seasons, and in their on-site historic theater, which also happens to be the only movie theater on the island.

    1949’s “This Time for Keeps” brought stars Esther Williams and Jimmy Durante to Mackinac for this tale of an aquatic performer and a newly returned WWII soldier. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour filmed 1980’s “Somewhere in Time,” on the island and Reeve’s classic theater scene was filmed in the resort’s theater.

    2007’s “Mr. Art Critic” starred the Emmy-nominated Bronson Pinchot, who, soon after filming began, announced that he was “smitten with Mackinac Island.” In addition to being partially filmed at Mission Point Resort, “Mr. Art Critic” also featured the work of several local artists, some of whom appear in the movie.

    To make a reservation at Mission Point Resort, or to learn more about the Resort’s theater and movie schedules, call (800) 833-7711, or visit: http://www.missionpoint.com/.