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

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The owl is worth the trip

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2016
Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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 - even a pair of cardinals. Plan 1 to 1 1/2 hours to explore, then another... More 

1 Thank jcfrickpa
Holland, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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
Zeeland, MI
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487 reviews
187 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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, throughout all the seasons. The city of Holland is fortunate to have DeGraaf Nature Center.

2 Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Holland, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 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
DeWitt, Michigan
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368 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 the trail system is boardwalk and some are wood chip paths. There are a number... More 

1 Thank Denice S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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
Holland, Michigan
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

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

2 Thank Joan W
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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 to explain what is happening in Nature. A must during your visitn to Holland. The... More 

3 Thank rickb1312
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Theres not much to it but its cute. The trail is nice with parts a little overgrown but there are some neat things to look at.

1 Thank lin49321
Hudsonville, Michigan, United States
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96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

Come rest and play in a park that has great views of water fowl and small animals. Loved the trails and playground.

Thank George C

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