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Things to do in Kalamazoo

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“A world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum with over 100 air and space artifacts, inspiring interactive exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, indoor amusement park rides and hands-on, science-based camps and classes. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Home-style eatery for seasonal American fare & market for locally produced food & cooking classes.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Bell's Brewery, Inc. is a family-owned brewing company with operations in Comstock and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bell's brews acclaimed beers such as Hopslam Ale, Oberon Ale, and Two-Hearted Ale. It operates a brewpub and a store selling merchandise and homebrewing supplies at its Kalamazoo location.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“1st Friday of every month = ART HOP in Kalamazoo. Multi venue artist displays. Free, Fun, Food, Wine & Art! Kalamazooarts.org will list details/month. Art Hop is a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo - an evening of art exhibits and events, one of the great things to do in Kalamazoo. It's a free event held on the first Friday of every month, it is something you can do alone, with friends or with family that’s fun, interactive, and a great way to explore our downtown. And you don’t have to be an “artist” to enjoy it.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Excellent pizza and Italian food, casual, friendly atmosphere and great service. Our favorite casual dining place in Kalamazoo”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is a "hands-on" museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The museum is largely aimed at families, and focuses on science, technology, and history. The museum is operated by Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and admission to the facility is free. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A university hangout and local standout for a casual breakfast or lunch. There is frequently a wait, but it usually moves pretty fast.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Original location of the brew house. Now has great micro brewed batches, great food and great entertainment in their back room. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant serving many smaller plates. The atmosphere is wonderful and the mixologists can make you something really special.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great BBQ & Beer. Beer garden is a dog-friendly outdoor space with band stage and view of the river.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Woodwork-filled brew pub with a massive beer list offers creative pub fare & brunch items”
  • 6 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Live music most nights of the week featuring WMU music students and other local musicians. The food is good too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Modern bowling and fun center that offers a go-kart track, a game room, spark bowling (only one currently in the country) interactive bowling. A full-service taproom for beer & bar bites.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Awesome place to grab some excellent micro-brew beer. Menu is really good as well. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Get your picture taken with one of their stuffed animals such as the Bear near the entrance. Excellent pizzas and food. Occasional entertainment. Drive here, but short drive. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Beautiful, saved 1927 Theater. Seats about 1,600. Great variety of music, comedians, retro movies. No summer shows due to lack of air conditioning. Brittney Spears opened for N-Sync here. Dave Chappell was here for two shows recently. Many very big names over the years. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Home-style eatery for seasonal American fare & market for locally produced food & cooking classes.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Excellent pizza and Italian food, casual, friendly atmosphere and great service. Our favorite casual dining place in Kalamazoo”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A university hangout and local standout for a casual breakfast or lunch. There is frequently a wait, but it usually moves pretty fast.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
“Original location of the brew house. Now has great micro brewed batches, great food and great entertainment in their back room. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Excellent restaurant serving many smaller plates. The atmosphere is wonderful and the mixologists can make you something really special.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great BBQ & Beer. Beer garden is a dog-friendly outdoor space with band stage and view of the river.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Woodwork-filled brew pub with a massive beer list offers creative pub fare & brunch items”
  • 6 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Live music most nights of the week featuring WMU music students and other local musicians. The food is good too.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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