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 >

  • Beer Month Home page headline image

    It's no secret Kalamazoo knows and loves its beer. Our love of the craft started in 1837 when the first commercial brewery opened its doors in Kalamazoo and we've never looked back.

    Kalamazoo celebrates October with three beer focused celebrations. Booktober Fest, Beerfest and Oktobeer Fest. For more information on these events, visit our Oktobeer Section. More >

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