Plan Your Trip

In Kalamazoo, you’ll find a unique and exciting city vibe, but with the comfort of warm people, an easy-going pace of life, and truly beautiful countryside. With abundant lakes, trails, and parks and a walkable downtown that boasts the nation’s first outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, there’s a tailored experience for every interest. When you visit Kalamazoo, you can go for a hike in the morning, grab lunch and a beer at Bell’s Brewery and catch a show at the historic State Theatre at night, all without spending more than thirty minutes in your car. Downtown Kalamazoo offers nearly infinite things to do: unique shops, affordable, award-winning restaurants, and exciting venues that host nationally recognized acts.

Just minutes from downtown, you’ll find breathtaking nature, with endless opportunities to bike, hike, camp, kayak, golf and ski. The area is known for craft beer, notably Bell’s Brewery, a pioneer in the craft beer industry since 1985. Kalamazoo County is also home to world-class museums and attractions including the Smithsonian affiliated Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Museum and the Gilmore Car Museum, North America’s largest automobile museum. In Kalamazoo, you get to enjoy big city excitement, with a twist of easy-going comfort.

"Top 10 Arts-Vibrant Communities of 2023 for Medium-Sized Communities"
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"Named one of the 2022 Top 100 Best Places to Live"
"Mall named one of the 10 Streets that Changed America"

Fun Itineraries


13 Jun

Blue Landscapes

Michigan photographer Emily J. Gómez will share her work in New Cyanotype, explaining how and why…

Geocaching 101 13 Jun

Geocaching 101

Come and learn about the world's largest treasure hunt. A fun activity for families of all ages!…

Historic Tours 13 Jun

Historic Tours

Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday from 2-3pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance to…