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KalamazooUnited States of America

Explore a city with miles of hiking trails, interesting wildlife and a renowned aviation museum featuring flight simulators and vintage planes.

Kalamazoo in southwest Michigan offers some of the best attractions in the Midwestern United States. Visit its museums to discover important American art pieces from the 20th century and exhibits that focus on entertaining and educating children. Go hiking and see the natural treasures of the area. Enjoy a day at the Air Zoo, a fun aviation museum and amusement park.

The city was originally called Bronson, after its founder Titus Bronson. In 1836 the name was changed to Kalamazoo, which comes from the language spoken by the Native American Potawatomi people. Discover some of the original natural beauty of the Potawatomi land at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. It has more than 14 miles (22 kilometers) of hiking trails among the green scenery of Michigan. You can also view birds of prey and see interesting exhibitions in the Glen Vista Gallery.

While you are visiting Kalamazoo, make sure you stop at the Air Zoo, a famous aviation museum and indoor fun park. See classic planes and experience a 4-D simulated World War II mission on board a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Jump into the flight simulators to fly a combat jet and go to Mars on a rocket.

Kalamazoo has numerous interesting museums. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a renowned organization where you can learn about American art and see more than 4,000 works. Visit the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, with hands-on exhibits for kids. Another spot that can be fun for the whole family is the Gilmore Car Museum. It’s located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Kalamazoo center and houses one of the largest collections of classic cars in Michigan, the state where America’s auto industry began.

Two major cities in the United States, Chicago and Detroit, are less than 150 miles (240 kilometers) from Kalamazoo. Reach the city by plane using the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport or by train or bus using the Kalamazoo Transportation Center located in the downtown area.

Where to stay in Kalamazoo

Top hotels in Kalamazoo

Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo West - Western Michigan U
Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo West - Western Michigan U
2 out of 5
5425 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
The price is Rs3,921 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

This family-friendly Kalamazoo hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Crystal Woods and Western Michigan University. James W. Miller Auditorium is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...

3.1/5 (985 reviews)

"I almost didn’t stay here because I saw quite a few negative reviews but I stayed 2 nights and loved it. The staff was very friendly and the room was spacious and clean!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo West - Western Michigan U
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3 out of 5
3600 E Cork Street Court, Kalamazoo, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,609 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Wings Event Center and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Milham Park Golf Club. Air Zoo and Bronson Methodist ...

3.9/5Very Good! (499 reviews)

"Great service and very clean. Front desk check in rep was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
Bay Pointe Inn
Bay Pointe Inn
2.5 out of 5
11456 Marsh Road, Shelbyville, MI
The price is Rs8,824 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from Gun Lake Casino.

4.6/5Exceptional! (304 reviews)

"We always enjoy our stay at Bay Pointe Inn. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage at Bay Pointe Woods."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Bay Pointe Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Kalamazoo

Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo
Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo
3 out of 5
2001 Seneca Ln, Kalamazoo, MI
The price is Rs9,787 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Crystal Woods and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Western Michigan University. James W. Miller ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (455 reviews)

"Nice rooms, clean, well-appointed. Nice lobby. The problems (or shortcomings) were really COVID related, and out of the hotel's control. Social distancing meant no daily house-keeping, so had to obtain new linens and leave the old ones outside the door, with me doing the actual cleaning and changing ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo
Gull Lake View Golf Resort
Gull Lake View Golf Resort
3 out of 5
7417 North 38th Street, Augusta, MI
The price is Rs10,306 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Situated in Augusta, this golf villa is within a 10-minute walk of Gull Lake View Golf Club and Gull Lake. W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Well my condo didn't look like the picture you're currently showing me but it was fine, especially for groups of golfers. It's a little older but much has been updated."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Gull Lake View Golf Resort
The Rosenbaum Bldg
The Rosenbaum Bldg
4.5 out of 5
310 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
The price is Rs74,148 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Located in Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kalamazoo Valley Museum and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Western Michigan ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great place to stay

"It was fabulous"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

The Rosenbaum Bldg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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