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Address: 931 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1687
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Developing Curious Minds - A fun, exciting, learning environment for the...

Developing Curious Minds - A fun, exciting, learning environment for the entire family to discover how the world works through play and exploration.

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Great Place for a Rainy Day

Our family (incl. a 4 & 6 year old) were in Gaylord for vacation and the weather one day turned rainy. So, looking for a way to spend the day we found the Discovery Center. We... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2013
John M
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This place got demolished. It is no more. They tor it down to put Jay's sporting good in.it used to be a fun place!........

5 Thank Cassandra K
Thetford, Vermont
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stopped here on our way home to Vermont. I love that the activities are not fancy and don't feature a lot of bells and whistles and lights and sounds. My five-year-old raced around doing challenges and building and learning and having fun. My ten-year-old did some of the harder challenges with me. In addition to doing the maze and... More 

Thank Karen M
American in South Korea
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

This place is fun for kids, lots of space and different, focused activities. Gives parents a break for a while as the kids entertain themselves. I have younger kids (ages 3 & 5) and they love all of the activities. I've seen the staff entertain teenagers with different challenges and activities. Great place to stop off and let the kids... More 

Thank Allie11
Nassau, Bahamas
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Great idea and working to grow the business. A great time for the kids when the weather is bad or they're just board. Our kids were beat when they were done. Perfect!

Thank Robert H
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Our family (incl. a 4 & 6 year old) were in Gaylord for vacation and the weather one day turned rainy. So, looking for a way to spend the day we found the Discovery Center. We bought an all-day pass and the kids had a blast. It's nothing fancy, but if your kid has an imagination, they'll have a great... More 

Thank John M
Gaylord, Michigan, United States
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I found it to be an ingenious place to enjoy an afternoon. I intend to take my grandchildren there as often as possible. it is a place where you can interact with your children or let them explore on their own. The activities require anyone to use their mind to reach the reaction you want. I know most adults would... More 

Thank David6655
Gaylord, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I was not impressed, not very clean... Had toys that were purchased from a garage sale/resale shop that were very dirty. Floor was all wet from the water table and people tracking the water all over from their socks being wet YUK! Price should be lower for the adults since we are just there to monitor our children/grandchildren, would be... More 

4 Thank charissa121
Northern Michigan
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

I spent the afternoon at the center with three very active nine year olds. They loved it; especially the giant blocks and the water exploration station. The owner, Kyle, was polite and very helpful. We make sure to stop in at least once each summer for a for hours of fun. Sure it may not be as big or well... More 

1 Thank Liz B
Kyle J, Owner at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had fun and keep coming back for more! Thanks! More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

Took my wife and daughter here for a few hours and was not disappointed. Has several innovative stations that will entertain kids and the young at heart. I can understand how some others can feel that it may cater to the younger crowd, but I see great potential here and just needs time to evolve. I also see the owner... More 

1 Thank cgrambau
Kyle J, Owner at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your praise and input. We will do what we can to make the whole environment more welcoming to parents. More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Staff was very friendly and willing to explain different centers! Very creative, owner made most of the educational equipment himself! Our kids had a blast! Also very nice of the owner to donate coupons to the local Easter egg hunt! Thank you for a wonderful, fun filled afternoon, our family will be back!!!!

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Kyle J, Owner at Gaylord Discovery Center, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip! We are always happy to contribute to local events, especially for kids. Your praise is very appreciated. More 

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