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Global Village and Discovery Center

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Spent about an hour here. Incredibly well done giving the feeling of actually being in the slums... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Sue R
Orlando, Florida
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We arrived on a damp overcast day and stopped in the information desk. The staff person was very... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Lecanto, Florida
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Habitat for Humanity's six-acre educational site that features models of Habitat houses from around the world.
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121 Habitat St, Americus, GA 31709-3498
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Spent about an hour here. Incredibly well done giving the feeling of actually being in the slums of a third world country at the beginning. Very moving experience. Then moving on to 15 replicas of Habitat homes and, tho sparce, a giant leap forward for...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We arrived on a damp overcast day and stopped in the information desk. The staff person was very knowledgeable and Helpful. She showed us a slide show and gave us passports which could be stamped. You were able to take a self guided tour. At...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for children and adults It is a wonderful way to put love into action- giving money or time to help build Habitat homes all over the world. Contact Habitat for Humanity International. 1-800-Habitat.

Thank dcheea
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

An eye opening experience. This was the second time I was there. The first time was a gloomy cold misty day. You really got a sense of the struggle that people endured while you first enter the “slum” recreation. Saturday was a beautiful day but...More

Thank Debora C
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Its hard to imagine people living in shacks and hovels until you see them for yourself. Walking the Village path gives great perspective on how others live verses how most of us live here in the U.S.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed touring the Global Village and Discovery Center in Americas Georgia. There is a short film that tells the history and scope of Habitat for Humanity and then you go on a self guided tour of the homes that Habitat...More

Thank laurelboo
Reviewed November 7, 2017

You enter through a "typical slum", then visit the examples of houses built by Habitat for Humanity's volunteers in different countries. No two are alike but they are all cleverly designed for the local customs and climate conditions in many countries. A few thousand dollars...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed October 22, 2017

A wonderful example of what can be accomplished if we work together. One man's dream has changed the world....

Thank bicygal2
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Our experience at Global Village was very educational. The greeter was very friendly and gave us the history of Habitat for Humanity and answered all of our questions. The video put tears in our eyes. The model slums and homes are very well done. We...More

Thank Family1st4us
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Stopped here because of all of the good reviews and I have to wonder where they are coming from. There is an intro. video you can watch and then you walk around and look at the different houses built in different countries. The first couple...More

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Cathy W
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Response from Debora C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know. The first time we went was raining. No thunder though. I would imagine that the school would make that decision.
March 7, 2017|
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Response from suzannet807 | Reviewed this property |
While donations were suggested, there was no fixed amount.
Nancy P
May 16, 2016|
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Response from Doug D | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest a visit of at least an hour and be sure to bring your camera! If you haven't visited before be sure to provide more time to visit Americus! Our trip was to visit Andersonville NHP and needed somewhere to... More