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Outdoor Discovery Center

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Maria A wrote a review Oct 19
Allen Park, Michigan29 contributions11 helpful votes
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We decided to bring our 4 year old here for an “adventure day”. It did not disappoint! The trails were wonderful. Our daughter especially liked the boards thru the woods. The swings, all the logs and fun things to climb on. The beautiful fall tree colors. We spent about 3-4 hours walking the trails and checking out the visitors center. My daughter never complained once she had a great time in the great outdoors. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves immensely as well. Great place for the FREE price! We made a donation as we left because we couldn’t believe how great it was! Can’t wait to return when we are next in the area.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AshleyV1125, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad you had such a wonderful time as a family. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Local Explorer wrote a review Aug 2020
Saugatuck, Michigan15 contributions4 helpful votes
I come to this place all the time, and there is always something for everyone. For the more active I would suggest one of the many events they have, or go on the trails. For a more relaxing experience, take a look at the beautiful displays in the visitor center, or go to one of the many fishing spots. For those with children, the outdoor play areas and the stunningly accurate Native American campsite. I would also highly recommend this place for field trips.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Ashley V, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Thank you for a wonderful and descriptive review!
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MSue wrote a review Mar 2020
90 contributions11 helpful votes
I've been wanting to bring our girl's here for a long time. Glad we finally decided to check it out! The outdoor play areas were so much fun! Our 12 yr old can not wait to bring her fishing pole next time. This is half way between our house and Grandma's, so the perfect meet up spot when the girl's want to spend a weekend with Grandma. We visited on a Sunday, so unfortunately the buildings weren't open. But we are planning on a Saturday visit soon! I imagine during the summer, there will be frogs and turles galore!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ashley V, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review! During the summer months (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) our Visitor Center will be open from 12-4 pm as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Patricia M wrote a review Nov 2019
Holland, Michigan107 contributions42 helpful votes
This is a wonderful area. They have nature trails and wildlife that is well organized. It is fun to walk the trails and stop at the bird shed or animal buildings. They had a wonderful Halloween gathering. The weather did not cooperate but it was fun anyway.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Ashley V, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review Patricia. We are glad you had a wonderful time at Treats & Trails, we hope to see you again soon!
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SharonEssexville wrote a review Aug 2019
Essexville111 contributions34 helpful votes
We were in the area and decided to stop in. The last time we were there they were doing construction. The visitor center is very nice with a number of exhibits to enjoy. The worker was very friendly and helpful. Nice, clean bathrooms. They have a really nice area for kids to play. You might have a problem getting them to leave! We took what was listed as a short trail through the woods to see the various caged birds that they had. The trail was easy to walk, but it was not really short! The birds in the cages had signs by them with their names and explaining where they were found and why they could not return to the wild. There was also a nice bathroom way back there. Lots of wildflowers and birds around. A nice place to just sit and enjoy the peaceful area. There is a lot to explore, so you can easily spend 2-3 hours there. This beautiful place is free, so plan to check it out. I'm sure you will love it.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Ashley V, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center
Responded Aug 23, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the Visitor Center, Nature Play Park and the birds in their enclosures in the DeWitt Birds of Prey Center. We hope you'll visit again and have another wonderful experience!
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