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Address: 600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
Phone Number:
+1 616-355-1057
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Nice place to get back to nature

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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 see much wildlife, but we kind of walked though in a hurry. One of trails... More 

Thank dopey1200
Holland, Michigan, United States
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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. The self guided trail is all wood planked for easy walking. It is a well... More 

Thank djteach531
Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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
Paisley, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 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 time.

Thank Ken R
Holland, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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
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126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

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

Thank Tray857
Holland, Michigan
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The naturalists are well prepared, kid sensitive, and informative. we walked through the nature center trails and followed a leaflet supplied by them. through easy to maneuver trails and boardwalks. awesome steam and pond too! lots of interesting things to see and do...

Thank Vandownbuytheriver
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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335 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 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 Tues-Fri. 9-5, Sat 10-5. No admission charge. We look forward to bringing our grandkids here... More 

3 Thank Sue D
Holland, Mi, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 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 families with children to experience nature.

2 Thank Bruce T

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