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, 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 2022 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"
Attractions & Recreation

5 Reasons to Visit the Gilmore Car Museum

Depending on your hobbies and interests, the Gilmore Car Museum is either a national or hidden treasure, but rest assured, you don't need to be a car…


Oberon Cocktails 22 Mar

Oberon Cocktails

First day of Oberon is March 20, which is also the first day of spring and the first day opening for…

Becoming Dr. Ruth 23 Mar

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Yes. That Dr. Ruth! It is 1997 and pioneering radio and television sex therapist Dr. Karola Ruth…

On the Town 23 Mar

On the Town

On The Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City…

Thursday Treks 23 Mar

Thursday Treks

Join a KNC educator March 23 at 1 pm for Coffee & Conservation. Meet an ambassador animal…