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Global Village and Discovery Center

121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Americus
Type: Specialty Museums, Educational Sites
Description: Habitat for Humanity's six-acre educational site that features models of Habitat houses from around the world.
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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158 reviews 158 reviews
34 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Because we work with our local Habitat for Humanity, we wanted to visit the Global Village. Here visitors can see examples of the work being done around the world. The village contains examples of the living conditions before a new home is built as well as the new homes. Unlike our visits to historical places, this was an opportunity to... More

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Covington, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our experience at Habitat's Global Village was wonderful. After watching the introductory film, you walk through the "slums"- a recreation of 3rd world housing from all over the world. After winding your way through those "houses", you get to see Habitat's houses in each of those countries. Kids are given "passports" to collect stamps in each of the Habitat houses.... More

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Americus, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Recreates dwellings from many cultures around the world. A very informative and eye-opening experience.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Walking tour starts with a film. I learned a lot about the village. It starts with shanties and ends with full fledged houses in various parts of the world

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metro Atlanta
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The film was interesting, the staff informative and friendly, and the self-guided tour was interesting. Seeing the most impoverished living areas was heart wrenching...hard to believe that people have to pay to live in such conditions. Learning how Habitat screens home buyers in other countries and builds to the local standards was interesting. Having the passports to stamp was fun,... More

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Milton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This organization has done incredible work around the globe for decades to improve the lives of millions. The global village impresses how daunting the task, and how inventive the solutions. One sign on site says a lot: "1.2 billion people live on less than $1 per day. Nearly 3 billion -- close to half the world's population -- live on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Touring the Global Village and learning about houses Habitat for Humanity builds with families in more than a dozen countries really gives your a view of the world you don't see elsewhere. The replica of a slum in Brazil also is a sad awakening. This is a great experience for children and adults.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you have children, you must bring them here. It is very enlightening about the conditions some people live in. It is really hard for me to find the words to adequately describe the poverty housing area. It was moving. It made my heart hurt to think of anyone living like that. My children enjoyed the whole center but especially... More

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