Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of The Entertainment District
Milham Park, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
Milham Park, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
West Lake, Portage Photo courtesy of Bumki Cho

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.

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    Have you ever seen a two-headed lamb? How about cows being milked by robots? Made your own wine? We're looking for off-the-beaten-path ideas for our next edition of 269 Cool Things to do in Area Code 269. If it's cool, we want to know about it. People are encouraged to submit their ideas at from November 1 through December 31. After compiling the list of hidden gems, we'll publish the updated 269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269 list in early 2015. More >

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    KBW 2014 was one for the record books. We hosted over 200 events in an 8-day period, survived a Polar Vortex and debuted the lovable Kalamazoo Beer mascot. Just when we think we can't possibly have any more fun, we prove ourselves wrong. Make plans now to join us for KBW 2015 - you'll be happy you did. More >

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