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Global Village and Discovery Center

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Address: 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498
Phone Number: 229-924-6935
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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.

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A great side trip on the way home to Florida

Heading home on a Saturday after a week of vacation. Decided to go a little bit out of our way to visit. When we got their the welcome center was locked, but the rest was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Debbie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heading home on a Saturday after a week of vacation. Decided to go a little bit out of our way to visit. When we got their the welcome center was locked, but the rest was opened. The first part was shanty village. It went against my emotions...how can people live like this. However I knew this to be true since... More 

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Thank Debbie S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived here a year but had never visited the Global Village and Discovery Center. I will have to come back again to see more. The exhibit is OUTSTANDING. This is a great place to expose children (and adults) to the world and help us realize just how blessed we are in the USA.

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ocala, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea the Global Village and Discovery Center existed until researching some interesting stops for a recent road trip. We were recently there with three generations, from a 5 year old to a 75 year old, and all of us enjoyed the visit and learned a lot. After watching a brief video, you explore the conditions of what... More 

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Americus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Discovery Center isn't your average theme park. It is an educational experience where children and adults have an opportunity to view the living conditions in different geographical regions of the world and what Habitat is doing to address poverty housing. The Discovery Center is interactive allowing visitors to move in and out of all of the houses. Great for... More 

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Thank Joe31709
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We love the work Habitat does. They have a number of homes that are typical of those built and furnished around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Five and a half years ago I visited the Habitat for Humanity Global Village and Discovery Center and knew I must return and share the experience with others. This year I had the opportunity to bring my 16 year old daughter to learn about global housing issues and how Habitat for Humanity is helping to resolve them. Touring the global... More 

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Taneytown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

It takes 10-15 minutes to walk through the Global Village, but you will pick up a lifetime perspective of how most of the world lives. We had no idea this was in Americus. Thanks to the Best Western manager for suggesting we visit.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The village consists of examples of the homes being built by Habitat for Humanity International, as well as a depiction of the horrible living conditions many are forced to endure around the world. It was very informative, and gave a real appreciation for how fortunate we are to live the way we do, as well as for the work being... More 

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Mount Airy, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Amazing exhibition of homes from around the world. The first section was quite sobering as you went through the slum conditions in which billions of people attempt to survive. We loved the PASSPORT format---as you enter a house from a specific country, you mark your "passport" with a "visa" stamp. Great place for a field trip.

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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Got off the SAM Shortline Excursion Train to visit Americus (a stop along its route). Had time to walk up the hill to the Discovery Center. Interesting history of Habitat for Humanity. Learned that it is a worldwide organization not just an American program. Excellent exhibits.

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