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Address: 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498
Phone Number: 229-924-6935
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Habitat for Humanity's six-acre educational site that features models of...

Habitat for Humanity's six-acre educational site that features models of Habitat houses from around the world.

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Rewarding and stretching

Very interesting and rewarding for entire family. Stretches you to see and relate to others around the world and how good we have it in good old USA.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marvin A
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Picayune, Mississippi
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Picayune, Mississippi
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and rewarding for entire family. Stretches you to see and relate to others around the world and how good we have it in good old USA.

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Thank Marvin A
Shreveport, Louisiana
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very wonderful place to visit. It's been here in Americus at least 13 years. Very Interesting. Take the time to visit the museum - visitor center and watch the videos.

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Thank Rev Johannes M
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

been there half a dozen times but only once was it open. this is a cumulation of different structures Habitat for Humanity builds in third world countries. nice introductory movie and signage is good.

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Thank Hugh G
Birmingham, AL
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202 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited the Global Village along with a 16-year-old & we were both moved by the living conditions it showed & impressed by the work of Habitat for Humanity around the world. I would highly recommend watching the short video before touring the world sections - each depicts the living conditions in a different country. It will definitely make you... More 

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Thank Judy19
Pensacola, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the village. It was amazing to find out that Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide organization. It was great to see the differences in dwellings in many parts of the world. This was truly a very educational exhibit.

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Thank Carol Y
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very moving and meaningful tour of dwellings before and after the work of Habitat for Humanity. See what wonderful work they do for native peoples around the world.

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Thank Donald M
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Spend the time to visualize your life in a "Shanty Town". No one should have to live like that. But the light bulb with no electricity gives the person hope for a better life. Then tour the homes that are built for the climate in which they are located. The styles vary a great deal and so does the culture.... More 

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Thank Peggy B
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Highly recommend a visit to this village. There is a recommended donation of $4 per person if you're not in a group of 10 persons or more, but I don't think it's strictly enforced. I believe the organization prefers that you learn about their mission and spread the word, rather than collect fees. The village is authentic and well constructed.... More 

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Thank honestrealreviews
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a self-guided walking tour through the abject poverty of third world countries; and it is devastating. You cannot help but be moved. And then you get to see the types of homes Habitat is providing to the poor all over the world, using local wood, handmade bricks and cement block. Terrific place for kids to show them how... More 

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Thank llbsax
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The starting point is a short well narrated informative film. A tour of the grounds shows the unbelievable housing conditions for many people in the world; followed by typical homes, adapted to local conditions, that Habitat helps build for local people .

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