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Things To Do in Michigan: Kalamazoo

Amy S. Eckert
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Downtown Kalamazoo cityscape and park at dusk iStock

Here’s a guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Kalamazoo.

Do & See

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 

Highlights of the institute’s collection include Childe Hassam’s impressionist paintings, Charles Russell’s watercolors and John Steuart Curry’s lithographs. 

Exterior of Kalamazoo Valley Museum with bright blue sky in background

 

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Galleries in this free history, science and technology museum offer ever-changing interactive exhibits suitable for adults and children, augmented by planetarium shows, musical performances, lectures and films. 

Miller Auditorium

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, live theater and Broadway-style shows fill the events calendar at this venue.

Eat & Stay 

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Dig into a menu of burgers, braised pork tacos and Great Lakes whitefish dip at this AAA Approved restaurant, which is also one of Michigan’s iconic craft breweries. 

Principle Food & Drink

At this AAA Three Diamond restaurant, American food is prepared with the freshest local ingredients, including poultry, lamb and Michigan lake trout. 

Henderson Castle Inn

This 1895 Queen Anne mansion has been converted into an 11,000-square-foot AAA Three Diamond inn, offering one of the most memorable overnight stays in Kalamazoo. 

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