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Kalamazoo
Travel Guide

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Explore a city with miles of hiking trails, interesting wildlife and a renowned aviation museum featuring flight simulators and vintage planes.

Kalamazoo in southwest Michigan offers some of the best attractions in the Midwestern United States. Visit its museums to discover important American art pieces from the 20th century and exhibits that focus on entertaining and educating children. Go hiking and see the natural treasures of the area. Enjoy a day at the Air Zoo, a fun aviation museum and amusement park.

The city was originally called Bronson, after its founder Titus Bronson. In 1836 the name was changed to Kalamazoo, which comes from the language spoken by the Native American Potawatomi people. Discover some of the original natural beauty of the Potawatomi land at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. It has more than 14 miles (22 kilometers) of hiking trails among the green scenery of Michigan. You can also view birds of prey and see interesting exhibitions in the Glen Vista Gallery.

While you are visiting Kalamazoo, make sure you stop at the Air Zoo, a famous aviation museum and indoor fun park. See classic planes and experience a 4-D simulated World War II mission on board a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Jump into the flight simulators to fly a combat jet and go to Mars on a rocket.

Kalamazoo has numerous interesting museums. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a renowned organization where you can learn about American art and see more than 4,000 works. Visit the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, with hands-on exhibits for kids. Another spot that can be fun for the whole family is the Gilmore Car Museum. It’s located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Kalamazoo center and houses one of the largest collections of classic cars in Michigan, the state where America’s auto industry began.

Two major cities in the United States, Chicago and Detroit, are less than 150 miles (240 kilometers) from Kalamazoo. Reach the city by plane using the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport or by train or bus using the Kalamazoo Transportation Center located in the downtown area.

Where to stay in Kalamazoo

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kalamazoo Conference Center
Delta Hotels by Marriott Kalamazoo Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
2747 S 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI
The price is £79 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Waldo Stadium, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Kalamazoo College and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (623 reviews)
"Loved the pool area well taken care of and wasn’t stuffy in the pool area. Beds were comfy and quiet hotel"

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kalamazoo Conference Center
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
3.5 out of 5
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £164 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Located in Kalamazoo Central Business District, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo State Theatre. Kalamazoo Institute ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Love this hotel. Here for wedding plans, will be back in July for 4 nights. Looking forward to our next stay!"

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3 out of 5
3600 E Cork Street Court, Kalamazoo, MI
The price is £81 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Wings Event Center and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Milham Park Golf Club. Western Michigan University ...
3.9/5Very Good! (530 reviews)
"Nice and clean, please put back the missing piece for the coffee pot I think it was taken away because of Covid"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
On Pointe Lakefront Resort
On Pointe Lakefront Resort
3.5 out of 5
218 Valley Ln, Coldwater, MI
Situated in Coldwater, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Golf Club of Coldwater and within 6 miles (10 km) of Capri Drive-In Theater and Adventure Zone. Heritage ...
On Pointe Lakefront Resort
Gun Lake Cottage Whispering Pines Resort
Gun Lake Cottage Whispering Pines Resort
2749 Sandon Circle, Cabin 3, Shelbyville, MI
Situated in Shelbyville, this cottage is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Gun Lake and 7 mi (11.3 km) from Gun Lake Casino. Hastings Country Club and Gilmore Car Museum ...
5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Clean and cute
"Great stay, close to a wedding we attended."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Gun Lake Cottage Whispering Pines Resort
Lake Cabin on 500 Acre all Sports Lake, Snug Harbor Close to Vicksburg,kalamazoo
Lake Cabin on 500 Acre all Sports Lake, Snug Harbor Close to Vicksburg,kalamazoo
52100 Snug Harbor Ln, Three Rivers, MI
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly cabin is 10 mi (16.2 km) from Hidden Marsh Sanctuary and 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from Scidmore Park and Petting Zoo. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Cozy cabin
"Nice cozy cabin. We really enjoyed a relaxing week. Thank you!"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Lake Cabin on 500 Acre all Sports Lake, Snug Harbor Close to Vicksburg,kalamazoo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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