Americus, Georgia: Habitat for Humanity's Slum Theme Park

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Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center

Address:
721 W. Church St., Americus, GA
Directions:
Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center. From Forsyth St./Hwy 49, turn south at Jones Paint & Body onto Dudley St. Drive three blocks, veering right. Turn left onto International Blvd. Habitat will be on right.
Hours:
M-F 9 am - 5 pm year round. Sa 10 am - 2 pm Mar-Nov (Call to verify)
Phone:
800-422-4828
Admission:
Free (donations appreciated)
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Simulated Slum. Habitat for Humanity's Slum Theme Park
A six-acre village of replica third world slums, built by Habitat for Humanity to show Americans how bad the living conditions can be. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Simulated Third World slums provide context for Habitat for Humanity

On June 7th, 2003, Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical Christian ministry, opens the Global Village and Discovery Center next to its headquarters in Americus, Georgia. The non-profit house-building organization has created replica third world slums to show how people live in "miserable conditions." After passing through this "Living in Poverty" section, visitors will see dozens of examples of HofH's own low cost housing solutions.

... [06/03/2003] Complete News Story

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