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Address: 121 Habitat St, Americus, GA 31709-3498
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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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Super interesting - glad we took the time

OK, we all know about Habitat for Humanity. Started by the Jimmy Carters and one of his pet projects, right? Wrong ! ! ! ! Started by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976. That... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

OK, we all know about Habitat for Humanity. Started by the Jimmy Carters and one of his pet projects, right? Wrong ! ! ! ! Started by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976. That was just the FIRST "wow" moment in the excursion. The six acres in the Global Village is full of many "wow" moments. I had a hard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to Americus many times to visit family and are always looking for things to do! We found the Global Village on TripAdvisor and decided to check it out! I'm so glad we did! It was very interesting! My seven year old son thought it was fun as he ran to each house and stamped his "passport". It was... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I was passing through Georgia and wanted to find something interesting for the kids to see (2 and 3). Having participated in H4H activities in College, building houses for the underserved, I really welcomed the opportunity to support Habitat once more. The Global Village is a live view at how different communities live in their current situation and how they... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to many of the countries that are represented in the housing structures on the Global Village site and I have to say it's a fair representation of how people live in those countries. What you don't see is the abject poverty then generally accompanies those neighborhoods or the people crowded into one room. These are examples of... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have built a few Habitat homes abroad and went here to see the model homes. I've come back with friends because it is a very insightful way to show poverty housing and what Habitat can provide as affordable, sustainable housing in its place. Activities for youngsters (stamp your "passport" at every house), geared toward school groups, but informative for... More 

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Thank suzannet807
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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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