We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

De Graaf Nature Center

Features Animals
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
Review Highlights

There was no signs anywhere to tell you where to go, and when we found it, it was not at all what I... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Ashley M
Goshen, Ohio
via mobile
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
Read all 34 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“live animals” (3 reviews)
“owls” (3 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423-4549
+1 616-355-1057
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (34)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

There was no signs anywhere to tell you where to go, and when we found it, it was not at all what I expected.

Thank Ashley M
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

1  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 6 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Holland
Teerman Lofts
155 reviews
3.16 km away
Haworth Inn & Conference Center
252 reviews
3.32 km away
CityFlatsHotel - Holland
437 reviews
3.34 km away
Courtyard Holland Downtown
130 reviews
3.50 km away
Nearby Restaurants
788 reviews
2.19 km away
The Biscuit
244 reviews
1.90 km away
Itty Bitty Bar
105 reviews
2.52 km away
Pereddies Restaurant and Deli
144 reviews
1.92 km away
Nearby Attractions
Holland Farmers Market
67 reviews
2.67 km away
Kollen Park & Heinz Waterfront Walkway
67 reviews
2.03 km away
Centennial Park
37 reviews
2.90 km away
Holland Museum
55 reviews
2.93 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from De Graaf Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines