10 Things To Do In The Village of Vicksburg

This entry was posted in Exploring Greater Kalamazoo, Uncategorized, on April 3rd, 2018 .

The village of Vicksburg is located approximately 15 miles south of Kalamazoo’s central downtown. This quaint small town is bursting with pride and loads of history.

Whether you’re the type that prefers to plan ahead of time, or tend to take spontaneous adventures, use this list as a starting point and guide to the fun things to see and do in Vicksburg!

 

 

Places to See

 

Vicksburg Historic Village

300 N Richardson St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

In 1971 The Vicksburg Historical Society began work to save the abandoned depot and preserve it as a museum celebrating the area’s rich history. Today, the restored Union Depot is part of the Vicksburg Historic Village, home to over 25,000 artifacts currently held by The Vicksburg Historical Society and displayed in its various buildings.

 

 

Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center 

101 E Prairie St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

The Gallery offers juried exhibitions, education, the promotion and sale of art, as well as special programs, events, and performances.

 

 

Vicksburg Recreation Area

12538 S Sprinkle Rd, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

Reclaimed as part of the rails to trails program, the non-motorized trail runs 1.8 miles from the northeast side of the village on 24th St. to TU Ave just off Sprinkle Rd. Paved with asphalt, the trail is good for walking, roller blading or biking — pets are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Caffeine Fix 

 

Windfall Coffee

625 W. Prairie St.  Ste 101, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

Windfall Coffeehouse offers gourmet coffees, breakfast, and lunch menu items. You may dine in and enjoy our relaxing cozy environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Bites 

 

Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlor 

115 W Prairie St, Vicksburg, MI 49097
 
 
Proudly serving Plainwell Ice Cream and Ashby’s Ice Cream! They have a large variety of lunch and dinner options and of course sell homemade, authentic “yooper” pasties from their own family recipes.
 
 

Stubby’s Smokehouse 

115 N Davis St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

Stubbys has a full line of fresh meat as well as delicious smoked meats and cheeses and the best jerky in town.
 
 
 

 

 

 

Sit Down

 

Rise N Dine 

121 S Main St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

Local diner in downtown Vicksburg with amazing food and friendly staff! Family owned and operated. 

 

Creekside Grill

3600 E W Ave, Vicksburg, MI
 
 
Creekside Grille is open to the public and a great restaurant to stop and see Joe for his eclectic American food with an Asian accent. 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab a Drink

 

Village Hideaway 

111 E Prairie St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

Known by many as the favorite small-town bar, it’s where the locals go, the service is great and the drinks are top-notch. They’re known for their Rueben! 

 

 

The Distant Whistle Brewhouse 

118 S Main St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

 

Consistently delicious flagship beers and constantly changing craft selections, this brewhouse is a unique experience every time!

 

 

 

 

In addition to the list below, make sure to check out the Downtown Historic Walking Tour Package and the Vicksburg Quilt Trail Self-Guided Tour!

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