Museums and Attractions
Binder Park Zoo
Featuring a large Wild Africa exhibit that includes a hand-feeding platform to put you face-to-face with giraffes, Binder Park Zoo is located within easy driving distance of Kalamazoo and includes a tram as well as numerous other exhibits.
Celery Flats Interpretive Center & Historic Area
The Celery Flats include playground facilities, a picnic area and miles of walking trails. The Celery Flats Interpretive Center highlights the importance of the celery industry to Kalamazoo County, and the Celery Flats Historical Area with its restored buildings is the site of many community and private events.
Gilmore Car Museum
Automotive history comes to life at the Gilmore Car Museum’s 90-acre historic campus. Featuring an old-fashioned gas station and authentic Blue Moon Diner, the museum has a collection of over 400 vintage automobiles and motorcycles.
Boasting over 50 rare and historic aircraft the Air Zoo also offers amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, historical exhibits and educational activities. The Air Zoo was also voted the “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and “Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family” for three years in a row.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) offers art exhibitions and shows, activities for children, an art school, and many events and programs.
Kalamazoo Nature Center
The Kalamazoo Nature Center offers year-round programs, camps, and activities. It is recognized by its peers as one of the top nature centers in the country and has expanded to include 1,100 acres of wooded, rolling countryside just north of Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo Public Library
The KPL features an extensive collection of books, movies, and music, year-round programming for all ages, a management support center for nonprofits, a Local History Room, and more. Public computers and wi-fi plus are available as well as mobile apps to access library information and the collection.
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers tours, events and programs on 180-acres of diverse wildlife habitats situated around 40-acre Wintergreen Lake.
Kellogg Manor House
Built on the highest point overlooking Gull Lake, the Manor House, with its awe-inspiring views and historic grandeur, is a lovely choice to host weddings, conferences, teas, dinners, brunches and other events.
Portage District Library
In addition to books, the library has book group events, business events, computer classes, storytimes, middle and high school events, art and music, and more.
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
The Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center features exhibits on the importance of lakes and wetlands to the Great Lakes, fisheries history, commercial fishing, lake sturgeon rehabilitation and offers tours of the hatchery. The hatchery also has walking trails and a display pond where you can feed the fish.