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269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269 Kalamazoo


Two-hundred-sixty-nine is not just the area code for Kalamazoo County. It is also the starting number of unique, off-the-map activities that people can explore in southwest Michigan!

With all that the area has to offer, there are much more than 269 things to do, but we can help you get started on your adventure.


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269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269™

Want to know where to make your own wine, visit an alligator sanctuary, catch an independent film made by teenagers or get the best, juiciest burger? 269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269™ is a compilation of submissions from residents and visitors as they share their favorite gems in (269)™

Since 2010, 269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269™ has been a bucket list of places to go, restaurants to try and things to do for residents and visitors alike. The list is curated yearly, and we keep learning a little more about this area we call home everyday. I mean really, an alligator sanctuary in West Michigan??

Request your own copy of 269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269™ and start exploring. Be sure to share your favorites with us along the way.  


The Spirit of (269)™

Beer or Wine? Rum or whisky? No matter your preference you’ll find your new favorite place in The Spirit of (269)™. Since 2013 The Spirit of (269)™ has been the go-to guide for all the amazing breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries you’ll find in our backyard. Take a day, a weekend, a week, a month or a lifetime and discover all the flavors of (269)™.


(269)™ Inspiration

Once a month a new set of ultra-cool ideas of stuff to check out in (269)™ is unveiled. Whether you have the family in tow, want to find a spot for a romantic dinner or need the best homemade hot chocolate (stat) you can find inspiration here.

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