little island + little toy store = BIG FUN


Ben Nye opened Great Turtle Toys in 1997, based on a firm belief that kids of all ages should always be laughing, learning, and moving. Ever since then, we have offered unique toys to

we're all fun & games! Here at Great Turtle Toys, we encourage our customers to PLay with us. Many of the toys and games are open and available for you to try out while you're here.

stretch the imagination
encourage curiosity
and expand the mind!

Toys and games throughout the store are open for you to try. Everyone who works here at Great Turtle Toys is ready to teach you a new yo-yo trick, explain how to play the latest game, or help you find the perfect gift. Learn a new skill, practice hand-eye coordination, spend some time being a kid again. It's more than a store - it's a destination for fun & games!

Go fly a kite!

Here at Great Turtle Toys, we have a huge selection of toys and games to get you up and moving, including one of the largest selections of kites and kite accessories in the Midwest! We have single line and double line kites, and of course all the tails and accessories to make your own kite show.

Want to see some of our kites in action? Join us at Windermere Point for the daily kite show! Weather permitting, we fly kites every day from May - October. We'd love to help you with your kite - whether you're just trying to get up in the air or you're ready to learn a new stunt! Flyers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join us each day.

Come play with us!




@ Windermere Point
Join the Great Turtle Toys staff each day at Windermere Point for a kite show (weather permitting)! You can just watch the kites or join in the fun yourself. Whether you're a novice just trying to get your kite off the ground for the first time or an expert flyer ready to show off and learn a few new tricks - come play with us!



 in The  

❤  Of Mackinac Island    

Come play with us in our one-of-a-kind shop in the Mall under the Lilac Tree Hotel, right on Mackinac's bustling Main Street.

Meet the Great Turtle Toys Team


Dawn Metevia           

General Manager, with Great Turtle Toys since 2001



YOU!  Great Turtle Toys
NOW HIRING for the 2018 Season    

Full & part time
Summer only and full season
(May - October)

We are now accepting applications for employment for the 2018 season. We are looking for people who are bright, playful, outgoing and hardworking. We offer competitive pay, housing, extensive sales training, bonus programs, and a fun work environment.