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Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

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Address: 4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: 616-393-9453
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Description: The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a registered 501...
The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world.
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Awesome for kids

Caribou, eagles, owls and more. Great long trails for a beautiful day. Facilities are being upgraded and will be even nicer soon. Very cool outdoor experience for little ones.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Caribou, eagles, owls and more. Great long trails for a beautiful day. Facilities are being upgraded and will be even nicer soon. Very cool outdoor experience for little ones.

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Schaumburg, Illlinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice outdoor facility that's growing in size a short drive from downtown Holland, MI. There are a number of trails to walk, a nice large pond and sizeable number of nature's birds on display. The visitor center has a number of exhibits that kids will enjoy.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the area for a photography conference. We had a private visit in the evening with many raptors brought out for us to photograph. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about the birds and reptiles that they care for, and are eager to share that knowledge with visitors.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My grandsons and I have enjoyed the Outdoor Discovery Center! I loved taking them there as toddlers to age five for some great one-on-one time. Wide open nicely groomed spaces for running and imagining. Animals, birds and taxidermy are fascinating for them. I recommend a nice pair of children's binoculars to give it a safari feel. Great place for peaceful... More 

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Grand Blanc MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We visited on a semi-rainy Saturday. We were able to see taxidermy in the main building and were told that most of the other buildings are closed on Saturdays. I did not get to walk the entire property but plan on a return visit based on wanting to walk around here. If traveling Holland on what I consider their “off-season”... More 

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Roanoke, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Well worth a morning or afternoon. Lots of taxidermy in the main building. Lots of good trails and the aviary center was great. The elk is cool.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited this center to see what it is all about. They put on many programs for the community and are very good at what they do. Worth the trip on a lazy afternoon to see what you have been missing.

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Kalamazoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The walkway is easy and the birding is great. The raptor center has a big selection of birds, eagles, hawks, vultures, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I went because I had too, but had fun learning. The staff was great and volunteers were knowledgeable!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

What a wonderful little patch of nature. Besides the shooting range that must be close by, we really enjoyed the peace and solitude of Discovery Center. The elk were amazing...my boys loved watching them.

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