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Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

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4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
+1 616-393-9453
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A real treasure

We were visiting Holland for the day and are very glad we did! We arrived on a weekday after a... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
CDTrip72
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Very informative...

...with excellent hiking trails. My wife and I visited this place a few weeks ago and yesterday... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Huasteco
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San Francisco, California
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The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife. The ODC Nature Preserve is free and open to the public and offers many diverse programs that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. The 150 acre nature preserve has 4 miles of trails and several distinct habitats. The 2015 addition of a visitor center makes the facility ideal for visiting during any season. The building boasts a diverse taxidermy collection of North American wildlife with other wildlife exhibits. It also has a collection of wildlife and nature-themed canvas prints by local photographers.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
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+1 616-393-9453
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were visiting Holland for the day and are very glad we did! We arrived on a weekday after a rainfall so we almost had the place to ourselves. We started in the visitor center and there was a helpful staff member to introduce the...More

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Ashley V, Community Outreach Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for the wonderfully thought out review! We love to hear the favorite part of visitors' visits, many times it is the De Witt Birds of Prey Facility, so we are glad you made it out there with your 5 year old daughter. Thank...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

...with excellent hiking trails. My wife and I visited this place a few weeks ago and yesterday we took his 92-year old father so he could travel around in his scooter. It has a very nice and informative visitor center showing North American wildlife exhibits...More

Thank Huasteco
Ashley V, Community Outreach Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your very thorough review and for giving people an idea of some of the things they can do from a visitor perspective! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you next time you're in town.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Check out the Birds of prey exhibit and the elk. Lots of trails to walk and indoor stuffed wildlife to see

Thank henrydM5096ZS
Ashley V, Community Outreach Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Good for adults and children. Friendly staff. Nice wetlands. Excellent live Birds of Prey exhibit in a new building.

Thank Dick A
ODCMG, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks for sharing your positive review. We hope to have you back to visit again soon!

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Stopped here on our way out of town. If you have small children or nature lovers in your family, definitely check this out. Small visitor center with many taxidermied animals (specific to Michigan/Midwest region). Groomed trails thru marsh lands and wooded areas. The day we...More

Thank Kimberly1971
Ashley V, Community Outreach Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We are glad you were able to stop out and enjoy some of the trails and check out the Visitor Center. We hope to see you next time you're in the area!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Tons for kids to explore. We visited on a Sunday so the main building was closed however there was still plenty to do for our kids- a play cottage, "zip line", crawling tunnel, fish pond, walking trails, etc. Also up close view of live Elk....More

Thank fdwt994
ODCMG, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thanks for the great review! We saw a lot of people over this last weekend with the unseasonably warm weather. It's great that you found a number of fun things to do OUTSIDE!! We look forward to seeing you back!

Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a very interesting place to visit. You can commune with nature, have a good walk and learn alot all in one place.

Thank Brent M
Ashley V, Visitor Services Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review, Brent. We are happy you were able to learn while connecting with nature. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had a fall color tour with the ODC as our last stop. All was very impressive and educational. We were able to walk trails and see an elk herd, too. This is a free center, donations greatly appreaciated.!!..Yes -- it is a good thing.

Thank miker163
Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

We're glad you visited yesterday since it was such a beautiful fall day for a hike. Thank you for the positive review. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

So glad to have discovered Outdoor Discovery Center for walking trails, seeing the wildlife (alive and dead) great Oasis to take family and friends to discover nature in our own backyard. Staff is friendly too.

Thank UsaDumplin
Ashley V, Visitor Services Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for the great review. We are here for that purpose, we are glad you found us and are taking advantage of our trails and services. See you again soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2016

The 10th Annual Macatawa River Cleanup was very organized and successful in cleaning up trash by land and by water along the Window on the Waterfront park area!More

Thank kathyslenk
Management response:Responded 27 September 2016

Thank you for volunteering to help keep Holland beautiful by cleaning up the Macatawa River and Lake Macatawa. We are glad you enjoyed your volunteer hours and hope to see you helping out again. We couldn't have a successful cleanup day without wonderful volunteers like...More

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Response from MeredithImages | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marissa, I just checked their website, and yes, they are allowed on leashes: "Pets are only allowed on 6 foot leashes and are to be kept at least 50 feet from the captive animal enclosures." That makes sense so a dog... More
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