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Address: 121 Habitat St, Americus, GA 31709-3498
Phone Number: 229-924-6935
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great way to see the world in your backyard!

The Global Village & Discovery Center is a well designed and very interactive gem in Americus! From the welcome center to the design of the trail of habitat homes, the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jessica S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Global Village & Discovery Center is a well designed and very interactive gem in Americus! From the welcome center to the design of the trail of habitat homes, the whole experience is so well designed and thought provoking! Would recommend to anyone and everyone!

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Americus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you have any wonders about how people of other countries live, this is the place to visit. I took 2 of my granddaughters (and their mother) to visit this Village/Center and the girls were so impressed that it took over 3 hours to go through it. I think they explored every cubby hole there was. And they still talk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 10, 2016

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 June 22, 2016

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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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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Thank Charles M
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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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Thank Donna B
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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