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Address: 4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: 16163939453
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 501 (c)(3)...

The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 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. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife. The ODC Nature Preserve is free and open to the public and offers many diverse programs that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. The 150 acre nature preserve has 4 miles of trails and several distinct habitats. The 2015 addition of a visitor center makes the facility ideal for visiting during any season. The building boasts a diverse taxidermy collection of North American wildlife with other wildlife exhibits. It also has a collection of wildlife and nature-themed canvas prints by local photographers.

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Wonderful!

We love taking our children here! There is something for all ages. The Birds of Prey exhibit it out favorite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Misty G
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We love taking our children here! There is something for all ages. The Birds of Prey exhibit it out favorite!

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1 Thank Misty G
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We love hearing about how we are doing. Feedback is always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you next time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank RougeSeven
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks! We hope you visit again soon. More 

Schaumburg, Illlinois
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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2 Thank QualityGuru
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. We hope you will be back again soon! More 

Stratford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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1 Thank MeredithImages
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks, We hope you visit again. There have been a lot of additions since your visit in August 2014! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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6 Thank Christine S
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We hope you visit again soon! There have been a number of things added since your visit in June of 2014. More 

Grand Blanc MI
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244 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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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6 Thank gwkelley
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope you have been back lately. There are a lot of new things to find and experience. More 

Roanoke, Indiana
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81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Ryan S
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-star review! We keep growing and have added new things since your visit in 2013. We hope you have a chance to stop by again soon to explore and see what we have been up to! More 

Michigan
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73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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1 Thank carpoolqueen
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! If you haven't been back since 2013, please check it out. There are all sorts of new things to explore and experience. As always, we are free and open to the public! More 

Kalamazoo
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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2 Thank CarolJA
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! If you haven't been back since 2013, please check it out. There are all sorts of new things to explore and experience. As always, we are free and open to the public! If you are an eBirder, check out what has been seen on the ODC Nature Preserve lately. Search for "Outdoor Discovery Center". We're #7... More 

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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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2 Thank P W
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! If you haven't been back since 2012, please check it out. There are all sorts of new things to explore and experience. As always, we are free and open to the public! More 

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