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Global Village and Discovery Center

Address: 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498
Phone Number: 229-924-6935
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Americus
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Habitat for Humanity's six-acre educational site that features models of Habitat houses from around...
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Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Habitat for Humanity's six-acre educational site that features models of Habitat houses from around the world.

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Babylon, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The recreated "houses" were eye-opening, even for someone who has travelled. Helping people live better is an imperative, and Habitat is on the forefront of the fight.

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St. Petersburg, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fascinating display of Habitat Homes from around the world. We were with a friend who has an NGO in Africa and he found this fascinating and got lots of ideas to take back to Africa.

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PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a very interesting place to visit, and very educational. I would have liked to stay longer, but was getting attacked by biting flies, then it started to rain pretty hard. After walking through a shantytown that represents poverty living conditions in different parts of the world, the trail opens up to display models of the types of homes... More 

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Phoenix
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25 reviews 25 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As supporters of Habitat for Humanity, we were very interested to see what they do. They have several slum type huts that show what people live in before they get their homes from Habitat. Then they showed sample homes that Habitat has built from around the world. It is interesting to see how different they are, and yet very usable.... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
46 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When you see all the homes that different cultures live in it will break your heart. Very worthy cause!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Love their concept of a "hand UP"...excellent display of their work & their mission. Interesting & thought-provoking, wish I would have made my teen/young adult children go with me.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This site has examples of the type of housing built by Habitat for Humanity in various countries in the world. It was interesting and educational for me and my wife and for my grandchildren, ages 10, 9 and 7. The site could use some work and some updating on items in "homes" but the impression one walks away with is... More 

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Americus, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This village is a great way to see how others from other countries live. It is such an eye-opening experience. I think it is a must for children that think the world revolves around him/her. A humbling experience that leaves one wanting to be more philanthropic.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visting this place will enlighten you and make you know how fortunate most of us in the US are. I am proud that we have people like this in our country who founded this organization that helps so many Globally.

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FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is such a worthwhile stop in Americus. We had 6 other friends with us and everyone of them came away expressing their thoughts, and happy that we visited this site. First is a short movie about the work that Habitat For Humanity is involved in around the world and then you walk out into the Village where there are... More 

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