Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners



Explore Off the Beaten Track.

Stroll through Kalamazoo and you’ll glimpse the roots of our past and the promise of our future. Several commercial and public buildings downtown, including City Hall, possess the crisp geometry and surface ornaments of Art Deco—an eclectic design style born during the Jazz Age. Residential architecture ranges from the prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright to ornate Victorian mansions in our charming neighborhoods.

Peek into the legacy of early automobile ingenuity by taking a driving tour. More than twenty different automobiles were built in Kalamazoo and our surrounding areas, and many of these factory buildings still stand today. While you’re on the road, you can also check out our public murals that depict emerging artists and an energetic community spirit.

Join a guided bus or walking tour to some of Michigan's most celebrated breweries with West Michigan Beer Tours, or for the really adventurous, try your hand at the Ubeercross Bike Tour

On foot or behind the wheel, we’ll transport you to some special places off the beaten track.

What Goes Bump in the Night


Learn the creepy, weird and downright spooky stories of Kalamazoo's past. 

Join the Ghosts of Kalamazoo tour every Friday and Saturday October 10 - 25 as they visit the Riverside and Mountain Home cemeteries and take a tour of the darker side of downtown Kalamazoo. 

Presented by the authors of Haunted History of Kalamazoo, the Haunted History of Kalamazoo tours will combine an evening of Kalamazoo history mixed with the paranormal world. 

For more information on these and other tours, visit our Calendar of Events.