269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269™

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Sip cider, pick pumpkins & more

A big ol' list of pumpkin patches, cider mills and fruit farms!


Venture off the beaten path this fall

Take a back road and enjoy the crisp fall air as you head out to these fun fall activities! 


Haunted History and Ghost Walking Tours

An evening of Kalamazoo history mixed with the paranormal world. Each tour guide will portray a member of Kalamazoo's past to heighten your historical experience.


11 Events That Make Kalamazoo The Place to be For Halloween Lovers

The amount of diverse Halloween events in Kalamazoo makes it the ideal place to be for those who… Read More

Boat (269)™

Soak up every last minute of the summer heat by spending the day in the water! Fish, swim, water ski, sai… Read More

Swing (269)™

Golfers can tee it up with nearly two-dozen courses within an hour of downtown Kalamazoo! We’v… Read More


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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