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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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St. Petersburg, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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153 reviews 153 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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