Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of The Entertainment District
West Main Hill, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Bill Dolak
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Oliver Krings

So Hard To Leave.

Kalamazoo offers so much more than a memorable name. We effortlessly blend energy and innovation with friendliness and a humble attitude. Located in Southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago, Kalamazoo features a vibrant and progressive downtown that sets the stage for quality dining, eclectic shops and galleries, and live entertainment. Plus, you’re never far from lakes and outdoor recreation, festivals, and world-class attractions.

Experience the place with a big city mindset and a small town heart. Once you make the trip, you’ll be back for more. We promise.

  • Give a Craft™ beer trail celebrates one-year anniversary! Home page headline image

    Trekkers on the Give a Craft™ beer trail use a “passport” to discover all the breweries in Kalamazoo County. The passport includes information about each brewery including tour information, hours of operation and favorite seasonal brews. As trekkers visit each brewery they can collect a stamp good toward earning a free gift (swag) at the conclusion of the trail.

    A free copy of the Give a Craft™ passport can be picked up at any of the participating breweries or at Discover Kalamazoo. After acquiring stamps from all the participating breweries, trekkers can turn their completed passport in to Discover Kalamazoo for their swag. There’s even an extra credit stop at the Bell’s Comstock Brewery that will earn trekkers additional swag. There is no purchase necessary to collect passport stamps and the passport is given back to the trekker after all the stamps have been verified. Trekkers must be 21 to participate.

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  • Brewery Walking + Bicycle Tours Home page headline image

    Dubbed one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine in 2015, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo’s beer culture.

    Learn about the craft beer in Kalamazoo, enjoy sampling some of the best beers in the world, and find out about the fascinating history of Kalamazoo!

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