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Global Village and Discovery Center

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Homes around the world

Reviewers seem to fall in two groups: guilted into giving, or the settings aren't harsh enough. I... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Paul S
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Marion
A Hammer and a Nail Can Make a Difference

Having lived in "Third World Countries" (Anthropology) I know that the impact of what this... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Kimberly H
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San Francisco, California
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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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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Reviewers seem to fall in two groups: guilted into giving, or the settings aren't harsh enough. I was simply grateful for the resources I have. Yes, there are terrible pockets of poverty even within this great country- deep Appalachia, inner cities, and Indian reservations come...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

It's free. Well, they suggest a $4 donation, but it's free. I guess it's a nice little walk. I wasn't really impressed. The poverty section wasn't that bad. To be honest, I've lived in places like that and it was in the U.S. The examples...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Having lived in "Third World Countries" (Anthropology) I know that the impact of what this organization does is life changing. Walking on the trail in this "Global Village" brings this to life. It provides a momentary glimpse into how millions of people in the world...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We Americans are used to so much! A walk through the grounds of this place will humble you and make you realize how privileged we are compared to most of the world! Very well laid out!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Global Village while on business in Americus. I was floored at how well done these exhibit homes were done and how well they managed to get their message across. This is an absolute “must-see” for anyone visiting the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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BlackHatDiners
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Response from 669suer | Reviewed this property |
No benches and about an hour on your feet walking and looking at the structures. It's a paved path, however, so if you have a wheelchair for your mom, that may be the way to go.
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Cathy W
May 12, 2018|
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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.
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Response from suzannet807 | Reviewed this property |
While donations were suggested, there was no fixed amount.
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