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Gaylord Discovery Center

931 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI
(989) 748-4050
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Gaylord
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: Developing Curious Minds - A fun, exciting, learning environment for the entire family to discover how the world works through play and exploration.
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Thetford, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way home to Vermont. I love that the activities are not fancy and don't feature a lot of bells and whistles and lights and sounds. My five-year-old raced around doing challenges and building and learning and having fun. My ten-year-old did some of the harder challenges with me. In addition to doing the maze and... More

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American in South Korea
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is fun for kids, lots of space and different, focused activities. Gives parents a break for a while as the kids entertain themselves. I have younger kids (ages 3 & 5) and they love all of the activities. I've seen the staff entertain teenagers with different challenges and activities. Great place to stop off and let the kids... More

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Nassau, Bahamas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great idea and working to grow the business. A great time for the kids when the weather is bad or they're just board. Our kids were beat when they were done. Perfect!

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our family (incl. a 4 & 6 year old) were in Gaylord for vacation and the weather one day turned rainy. So, looking for a way to spend the day we found the Discovery Center. We bought an all-day pass and the kids had a blast. It's nothing fancy, but if your kid has an imagination, they'll have a great... More

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Gaylord, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I found it to be an ingenious place to enjoy an afternoon. I intend to take my grandchildren there as often as possible. it is a place where you can interact with your children or let them explore on their own. The activities require anyone to use their mind to reach the reaction you want. I know most adults would... More

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Gaylord, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was not impressed, not very clean... Had toys that were purchased from a garage sale/resale shop that were very dirty. Floor was all wet from the water table and people tracking the water all over from their socks being wet YUK! Price should be lower for the adults since we are just there to monitor our children/grandchildren, would be... More

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Northern Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I spent the afternoon at the center with three very active nine year olds. They loved it; especially the giant blocks and the water exploration station. The owner, Kyle, was polite and very helpful. We make sure to stop in at least once each summer for a for hours of fun. Sure it may not be as big or well... More

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Kyle J, Owner at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had fun and keep coming back for more! Thanks! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Took my wife and daughter here for a few hours and was not disappointed. Has several innovative stations that will entertain kids and the young at heart. I can understand how some others can feel that it may cater to the younger crowd, but I see great potential here and just needs time to evolve. I also see the owner... More

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Kyle J, Owner at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your praise and input. We will do what we can to make the whole environment more welcoming to parents. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and willing to explain different centers! Very creative, owner made most of the educational equipment himself! Our kids had a blast! Also very nice of the owner to donate coupons to the local Easter egg hunt! Thank you for a wonderful, fun filled afternoon, our family will be back!!!!

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Kyle J, Owner at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip! We are always happy to contribute to local events, especially for kids. Your praise is very appreciated. More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Owner was rude, attractions lame and old. Maybe exciting for a two year old, but anyone over age 5 would not be entertained for long. Over-priced! So many other things to spend your money on that are not just an overpriced playground. No supervision.

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Kyle J, Manager at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

I am very sorry you were disappointed, I thought your daughters had fun. Our small town does not have the same resources as big cities and we are always working to improve. Our conversation was helpful and I thought it had resolved the issue. More

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