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.

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"Mall named one of the 10 Streets that Changed America"
Attractions & Recreation

10 Ways Locals Enjoy Fall in Downtown Kalamazoo

The Fall season often has us thinking of heading off-the-beaten-path and taking a winding road until we stumble upon a cider mill or pumpkin patch! For all of…


Theme Trivia Tuesdays 26 Sep

Theme Trivia Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from 7-9 Revel and Roll West hosts a Theme Trivia game in our dining room. Themes vary…

Bird Banding Up Close 27 Sep

Bird Banding Up Close

The KVBO has banded over 600,000 birds over the past 50 years, and our team will be back at it again…

Euchre 27 Sep


Join us on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th for our monthly Euchre Tournament! This will be a point-based…