Historic Downtown Kalamazoo Walking Tours

Looking to learn more about Kalamazoo’s history? Let Lynn Houghton, the regional history curator, and Richard Piet talk you through a self-guided walking tour throughout the historical areas of Downtown Kalamazoo! Want to attend one of Lynn’s in-person historic walks? Click here for more…

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What's the Meaning of the Name Kalamazoo?

When you hear of Kalamazoo for the first time, often the first thing you wonder after hearing it’s a real place, is “what does it mean?” Most locals would be hard-pressed to answer this question, so we’re here to tell you the meaning of Kalamazoo! History When the plat of the future…

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Places to Boat in (269)™

Soak up every last minute of the summer heat by spending the day in the water! Fish, swim, water ski, sail or boat in one of Kalamazoo County’s 83 lakes with public access, or feel the sand in your toes along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan—just a 45-minute drive away. Consider these (269)…

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Family Friendly Breweries in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Believe it or not, there are tons of family-friendly craft beer experiences in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Moms and Dads deserve a cold one, and there’s no reason the kids shouldn’t be able to come along (as long as everyone’s drinking responsibly)! We consulted TripAdvisor, Yelp, KZOOkids, and kzoodad.com…

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Good Eats in Kalamazoo's Vine Neighborhood

Kalamazoo’s Vine Neighborhood is home to some of the best food in the city! Every one of the restaurants on this list offers delicious and unique menus. And if that isn't enough to keep you coming back, the individuality and atmospheres of these hidden gems will certainly seal the deal! Cosmo's…

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10 Reasons to Love Kalamazoo, Michigan

There are so many reasons that we love Kalamazoo, from the wide variety of outdoor and family fun to the many food and beer adventures to be had. Here is our list of our 10 reason that we think will make you fall in love with Kalamazoo too! Beer, Wine & Distilleries (Oh, My!) Kalamazoo is…

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6 Unique Date Ideas in Kalamazoo, Michigan

With beautiful scenery, an abundance of arts, culture, activities and great food, Kalamazoo offers countless ideas for the perfect date night! And, because we know that the best date nights begin or end with either drinks or dessert, you'll find places for craft brews, cocktails, mocktails and ice…

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