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De Graaf Nature Center

#16 of 55 things to do in Holland Features Animals
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
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Very nice nature center

If you enjoy a taste of nature, you'll enjoy De Graaf. it is only a couple miles West of downtown... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Grand Haven, Michigan
Nice place to get back to nature

The nature center building has some displays & educational activities for kids, a gift shop, and a... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“live animals” (3 reviews)
“easy walking” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
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600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you enjoy a taste of nature, you'll enjoy De Graaf. it is only a couple miles West of downtown, and offers a very nice restful location for a taste of nature.

Thank drcser
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank dopey1200
Reviewed 24 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
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....More

Thank djteach531
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
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...More

Thank Ken R
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
Reviewed 7 June 2016

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

Thank Tray857
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 27 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...More

3  Thank Sue D
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