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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Address: 7000 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: 616-381-1574
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An outstanding nature center for all ages

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is recognized nation wide for the quality and depth of its programs aimed at putting people in touch with the world around them. In addition, it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Bill M
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Kalamazoo MI
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Kalamazoo MI
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is recognized nation wide for the quality and depth of its programs aimed at putting people in touch with the world around them. In addition, it is a recognized expert institution at reclaiming land and returning it to its natural state. The Nature Center manages or oversees prairie restoration sites around the state. On its primary... More 

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1 Thank Bill M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a hidden gem in Kalamazoo! We initially received a gift membership and loved it so much that we keep renewing each year. So many miles of well groomed trails to explore. And even some birds of prey are on display! The kids LOVE the interpretive center and exhibits - so many hands on displays! Definitely sign up for the... More 

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1 Thank Masako W
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There are displays of local birds, animals and plants. The section on woodland smells was fun. Outside play area and feeding stations for birds and animals. Trails around the area.

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1 Thank sue h
Macatawa, Michigan
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

There are miles of beautiful trails surrounding the Nature. Good walks and talks each year here. They have a fun Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast and other events each year. Another fun Community Space.

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1 Thank Serenity449
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This family-friendly facility preserves and educates about nature. With habitats from mature beech-maple forest to open prairie, and a variety of hiking trails, you can see the seasons change.. It offers special events during the year (maple sugaring, wildflowers, harvest festival) and a wonderful summer day camp program for ages 4 and up. The interpretive center offers indoor activities as... More 

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1 Thank MWW2011
Kalamazoo
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90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We like to visit the nature center a couple of times a year. It's worth the trip. The walking trails are full of great scenery and the visitors center is one of the best in the state. It's a good place to spend an afternoon.

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1 Thank travelbobKalamazoo
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Sometimes the pavement just gets old. The nature center (and all of it's offshoots) are incredible spots to get some trail running without all the hills! ;)

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1 Thank Allison H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is chock full of goodies to wander about and learn of the diversity of nature. A very educational experience throughout. Miles of trails can be found outside the center complex, offering a great way to meander about, bird watch, and animal spot. Maybe pull out your sketchbook and catch that perfect sun-ray beaming through the foliage.

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1 Thank The-Lion-roams
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am a veteran roadie who tried the Kalamazoo Valley River Trail to bike from the KNC to Niko's Landing in Comstock! I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the trail was - to be biking at an average of 15 mph without traffic was welcoming to my routine bike rides. Beautiful settings and well marked- would definitely do this... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Havent been back here since i was a little girl... nice place to take the kids to burn off some energy. Got to read about alot of animals and walk thru the trails

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