Travel to Kalamazoo for Fun and Small Town Atmosphere
Do you ever wish you could find an ideal travel destination where you could see and do fun things without too many tourist traps? Kalamazoo may just be the place for you. Located in the southwest region of Michigan, Kalamazoo offers fascinating museums, sports activities, a vibrant arts scene and great shopping choices all in a relaxed atmosphere. See what is awaiting you in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo has a number of interesting museums such as the Kalamazoo Valley Museum where you can participate in many hands-on exhibits like a real, ancient Egyptian mummy as well as topics like energy, the human body and history. At the Gilmore Car Museum, you can check out an impressive collection of classic cars like an 1886 Benz and an 1899 Locomobile as well as cars that featured in Disney movies. Additionally, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo is fabulous aviation museum that contains an amusement park. Here, you can view historic, war aircraft and ride on a rocket simulator and a hot air balloon.
Arts and Culture
Art lovers will want to check out the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, which houses a collection of more than 3,600 art works by American artists like Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, Helen Frankenthaler and many more. This wonderful art museum also showcases several works from Europe, Asia and Africa. If you want to enjoy a live performance, Kalamazoo offers several venues such as the New Vic Theatre, the Kalamazoo Civic Players and the Farmer’s Alley Theatre. The Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University also present musicals, plays and symphonies.
Shoppers won’t be disappointed in the choices available in Kalamazoo. In fact, when you visit this charming city, you can shop in the nation’s first outdoor pedestrian mall. Located near restaurants and hotel accommodations, the Kalamazoo Mall offers more than 160 retail shops where you can find a little of everything. If you want to shop in a traditional mall, head over to The Crossroads mall where you will find more than 100 of name brand retailers. If you are looking for a bargain, you might want to check out the Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market, which sells a variety of fresh produce and meats, baked goods, flowers and hand-made crafts.
Sports fans will be delighted with Kalamazoo’s many sports venues. At the Waldo Stadium, you can catch a football game, enjoy some slam-dunking basketball at the University Arena, and watch an ice hockey match at the Lawson Arena. You can also watch a baseball game at the Hyames Field. Or, if you prefer to get in on the action yourself, head over to the Ebert Field and Kanley Track where you can enjoy activities like softball, baseball, running and volleyball.
Kalamazoo’s climate often involves hot summers and cold winters with strong snow storms. Spring and fall offer the most comfortable of the seasons.
You can begin making your plans today to visit Kalamazoo by checking out the many great online deals and securing your hotel reservation.