The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory aviation and science museum that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth! With over 50 historic and rare aircraft & spacecraft, amusement park-style rides, interactive exhibits, flight simulators, a 4D theater, and much, much, more, there's truly something for everyone!
Monelli’s is the perfect place to take the family, meet friends or even watch the game. They serve beer, wine and cocktails, as well as handcrafted pizza and stromboli, meat and seafood, and much more. You'll also find an atmosphere perfect during big games, with wall to wall tv’s, as well as a quieter space for family gatherings.
Roll Up Ice Cream takes your favorite dessert to the next level! Their signature recipes and flavors are delicious and fresh! They even have created non dairy and vegetarian options, with some recipes that can be adapted to be Vegan friendly.
Celery Flats is really a “park within a park." A key element of the Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Celery Flats has two distinct settings. On the north side of Garden Lane, the Celery Flats Pavilion offers a nice open-air seating area, picnic tables, restrooms, and an air station. The Celery Flats Historical Area, with several relocated and restored buildings, is located south of Garden Lane.
Cove Lakeside Bistro is the newest addition to downtown Portage's culinary scene. Cove boasts a large outdoor patio, seasonal menu and views of beautiful West Lake! Photo by @kalamazoofoodie
From the fisherman to the beach bum, Ramona Park has a little bit of everything! Located in Portage, with access to Long Lake, it is truly a family destination site. Ramona Park has a fully-staffed and lifeguarded beach and is home to a creative, accessible playground with a colorful soft surface. In the warmer months they regularly host family movie nights!
Presidential Brewing Co is the newest brewery to open in Kalamazoo! Their beers have punny names like Oatbama Stout and Sherbert Hoover. Their food menu consists of items like pickle pizza and an entire section dedicated to tots! (um, yes pease!) They also have a special happy hour on Fridays from 7am-11:30am for third shifters
Bishop's Bog Preserve is another natural treasure of the City of Portage with walking and nature trails as the main amenity. This 152-acre preserve is the largest "relict" bog in Southern Michigan. Ancient and untouched, it is home to several rare plant species, including the Orange Fringed Orchid and Stemless Pink Ladyslipper. The bog is registered with the Nature Conservancy.