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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
“View all kinds of different aircraft and even take your turn in the simulator!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“High-end locally owned entertainment center with Escape Rooms, a Painting with a Twist franchise, a top notch arcade, miniature golf, a ropes course and zip line, go-carts. There are many food and drink options including a Tap Room with many local beers and pub food. There is open bowling and also a "first class' lounge/ bowling area for private parties. This very popular airplane​ themed business is a great way for people of all ages to spend a few hours.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Craft brewery producing a range of ales & porters, served with burgers & other comfort fare”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Every store you need located on the main drag with even more stores and restaurants!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Market
“Earth Fare is an excellent choice for groceries. It is similar to Whole Foods, but easier on the wallet. The pizza is excellent and can be purchased by the slice or you can take a whole pie home to bake yourself. There is a hot and cold bar of prepared foods and a full selection of cheeses, bread, desserts, beer, wine, ​and all staple grocery items. The meat and fish are​ the best in the area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In a lodge-retreat atmosphere in the heart of Portage the true fieldstone fireplace is made of stones from owner Ken Miller's property. Enjoy the view overlooking the natural wetlands of the Moors Golf Club.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great diverse menu, intimate setting with linen table clothes and a casual upscale atmosphere. Wood burning pizza oven. A place to talk with good acoustics for conversation.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“They serve fresh food, scratch-made from quality ingredients, and provide excellent service in a casual family restaurant atmosphere. Catering available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“Locally owned and owner gives back to the community. Yummy food and drinks for folks on the go. Vegan and vegetarian options. Freshly made everyday. Good meet up place for business. Handy locations all over Kalamazoo and now Portage. New drive thru near Bishop Road House & I-94 on your morning commute.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket