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Outdoor Discovery Center, Holland

#2 of 10 in Wildlife in Ottawa County
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
The ODC Network is a non-profit outdoor education organization. Through its programs, demonstration areas and interpretive exhibits, the ODC Network provides students and community members with up-close views of nature and learning opportunities about the West Michigan environment.

Since 2000, the organization has served more than 120,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 70,000 people annually visit ODC sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife.

Thanks to the 2009 merger of the Outdoor Discovery Center and Macatawa Greenway Partnership the organization now protects over 1,200 acres along the Macatawa River in Ottawa County and a 130 acre nature preserve in Fillmore Township.
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  • Wonderful place to explore and have fun! The variety of activities here is amazing. 3 generations had fun. Beautiful setting and the raptor center was a bonus!  more »
  • Great place to visit with kids. It offers indoor discovery and outdoor play. Loved the zipline! It also has a wonderful raptor exhibit with Bald Eagles, hawks, and owls. It also offers a nice trail...  more »
  • Beautiful grounds with many neat trails to explore. Even areas for children to play and explore. Birds of prey building was our favorite part. The bald eagle greeted us with some lovely vocals. The main visitor center had lots of interesting taxidermy mounts and great visuals. We didn't fish in the ponds but did see bluegills. We would recommend this place and will be visiting there again.
  • The outdoor discovery center is home to the Little Hawks Outdoor Preschool. It's an amazing environment for children to explore and learn outside in a beautiful, inspiring, educationally challenging setting. Excellent!

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