We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498
Phone Number: 229-924-6935
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Eye Opening Experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Carol Y
,
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
439 reviews
253 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Babylon, New York
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Petersburg, FL
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA
Level Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Global Village and Discovery Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Global Village and Discovery Center

Address: 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498
Phone Number: 229-924-6935
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Americus
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Global Village and Discovery Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?