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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
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Stratford, Connecticut
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Stratford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
33 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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Roanoke, Indiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 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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Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Kalamazoo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Columbia, MD
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stopped by to see this place based on trip advisor. The visitor center was really cool. They had a lot of animals that were taxidermied (or however you would say that!) There was also a sweet little owl in there. Lots of reptiles as well and a touch table for children. We walked around but honestly didn't see much... More 

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Hamilton, Michigan, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Our kids loved playing in the Children's play area and taking walks in the property. They like to look for frogs and turtles in the ponds. It is a great place to take a walk in the West Michigan area. All of the trails are level and easy to maneuver with a stroller or wagon. The Bird's of Prey facility... More 

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