Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Staci Ainsworth
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Bill Dolak
Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Oliver Krings
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of The Entertainment District

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 is home to the nationally recognized Western Michigan University, several colleges and a variety of cultural institutions. A vibrant and progressive downtown 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.

  • Pedal the Trails Home page headline image

    Whether you prefer the thrill of a tight single track or the enjoyment of a paved path, Kalamazoo has a trail to suit your style. More >

  • Brews from Kalamazoo Tour Home page headline image

    See, Smell and Taste the brews that have put Kalamazoo on the craft beer map.

    Join us on August 30 & 31 as we take a guided tour and sip our way through Kalamazoo's award-winning craft beer scene. Savor a fantastic dinner, then relax at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo!

    Price is $169 per person (based on double occupancy) and includes overnight stay, tour and samples, transportation and more.

    Questions? Contact us at or call 269.488.9000. Ready to join us? Make your reservations here... More >

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