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De Graaf Nature Center

#18 of 59 things to do in Holland Features Animals
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
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We happened to come here during their "Maple Palazola " day. An Irish band was playing, maple... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2016
Sue D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
variety of wild flowers and migrating birds to view

A quiet walk down the many trails will give the visitor ever changing views of ponds, creek, and... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2016
Bruce T
Holland, Mi, United States
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“live animals” (3 reviews)
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600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
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Reviewed March 26, 2016

We happened to come here during their "Maple Palazola " day. An Irish band was playing, maple syrup produced at their farm, maple syrup beer made at Saugatuck Brewery were both available to purchase. The trails are open daily from dawn to dusk, the center...More

3  Thank Sue D
Reviewed March 16, 2016

A quiet walk down the many trails will give the visitor ever changing views of ponds, creek, and woodlands. Spring wild flowers are wonderful. March thru May and Sept thru Oct will test your ability to identify migrating birds. Great place for nature lovers and...More

2  Thank Bruce T
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun. Took our grandchildren and had a ball. From the live owls and hissing cockroaches to the static displays it held the interest of a 5 and 7 year old who had been there before. Many birds just outside the view window -...More

1  Thank jcfrickpa
Reviewed July 29, 2015

A small 'inside the city' nature park. My wife took the grandkids there last week when they were visiting us. They enjoyed all the critters that they have - both captive and in the wild. Great place to take the kids - very educational!.

Thank arested1
Reviewed June 4, 2015

DeGraaf Nature Center is located in a residential part of Holland. It is not huge, but it is a great place to walk through wooded areas and see nature. There are boardwalks throughout, so it is wheelchair assessable. DeGraaf offers many school group and programs,...More

2  Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Casual place with lots of hands-on opportunities for young kids. They love to look at the animals and play with the puppets and puzzles. But probably their favorite part is running on the trails :)

Thank April R
Reviewed November 14, 2014

We drove up/down the street a couple of times before we found the entrance to the De Graaf Nature Center. This is a small nature center tucked away in a residential area. On the day we visited, we had the trails to ourselves. Part of...More

1  Thank Denice S
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of open spaces and walking trails. Rehabilitated animals for viewing. Helpful signage and explanations of native plants and animal species.

1  Thank Isolde A
Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are well marked trails to walk as well as many displays inside, some animals, interesting displays, great staff.

2  Thank Joan W
Reviewed December 4, 2013

The DeGraaf Nature Center is tucked in the woods about 2 miles from downtown Holland. The trails are open daily, but the Education Center is open Tuesday through Saturday. On Saturday of almost every weekend, things are happening. The Staff is great and tries hard...More

3  Thank rickb1312
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