Kalamazoo

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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

Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites
Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites
2.5 out of 5
2575 S 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009
The price is £86 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kalamazoo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
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"The location was great for our trip. The hotel check-in was good. The room was cold and the curtains didn't close at night was kept awake by the lights."

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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, 49009
The price is £109 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Kalamazoo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (819 reviews)
"Perfect location and close to many attractions. Will use each time we visit Kzoo."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

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, 49007
The price is £172 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Kalamazoo. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"enjoyed my stay at the Radisson."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
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Enjoy and Relax
Enjoy and Relax
Kalamazoo, MI
Stay at this apartment in Kalamazoo. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Waldo Stadium and University Arena are located nearby. ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
Awesome stay
"Great stay - thanks Josh, property was perfect!"

Reviewed on 30 May 2022

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Amazing Lakefront Retreat On Long Lake! 2 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Amazing Lakefront Retreat On Long Lake! 2 Bedroom Home by Redawning
3.5 out of 5
8015 West Long Lake Drive, Kalamazoo, MI, 49048
Stay at this 3.5-star golf holiday home in Kalamazoo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an on-site corner shop. Popular attractions Air Zoo and Portage Creek ...
Amazing Lakefront Retreat On Long Lake! 2 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Apartment in Downtown Kalamazoo
Apartment in Downtown Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI
Stay at this apartment in Kalamazoo. Enjoy 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Kalamazoo State Theatre and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are located nearby. Discover ...
Apartment in Downtown Kalamazoo
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