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De Graaf Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice Little Local Gem

This isn't a large Nature Center, but our family always enjoys stopping by when we are on vacation... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Mason, Ohio
Very nice nature center

If you enjoy a taste of nature, you'll enjoy De Graaf. it is only a couple miles West of downtown... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Aug 11, 2018
“Nice Little Local Gem”
Jun 24, 2017
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600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This isn't a large Nature Center, but our family always enjoys stopping by when we are on vacation in the area. Rescued owls, snakes, frogs, toads, turtles and more to see, as well as some nice short hikes. Never very crowded as I don't think...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

There was no signs anywhere to tell you where to go, and when we found it, it was not at all what I expected.

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed April 21, 2017

If you enjoy a taste of nature, you'll enjoy De Graaf. it is only a couple miles West of downtown, and offers a very nice restful location for a taste of nature.

Thank drcser
Reviewed October 23, 2016

The nature center building has some displays & educational activities for kids, a gift shop, and a few live animals (owls, snakes, turtles). There are several trails winding through a mostly wooded area, offering a chance to see some wildlife (mostly birds). We didn't really...More

2  Thank dopey1200
Reviewed September 23, 2016

The De Graaf Nature center is a really nice place, I am not sure how many acres it is, but it has a creek running through it, a pond and a variety of trails. It's a slice of heaven in the city!

Thank Lynn O
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The nature center has a viewing room, some live animals, activities for kids and a small gift shop. The trails are well marked and of various lengths. It is a bit marshy so expect some insects. There are benches and viewing decks along the trails....More

Thank djteach531
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This Nature Center has been a positive part of my life for the past 30 years. Wonderful and informative place to visit.

Thank lemmer2002
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. Indoors there is a viewing station and exhibits including live animals to keep the kids interested. Outside, the trails are well maintained mainly on boardwalks. Well worth a couple of hours of your...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Degraaf is a great place to go to "get away from it all". Inside are great displays and friendly staff. Outside the trails are great places to walk, nature watch or sit and "quiet down", pray or journal.

Thank suedholland
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here. The staff were nice & helpful. We enjoyed the animals & a short walk.

Thank Tray857
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