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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for any type of Hike

This place has great trails for any age. Easy to walk around or get a little more intense with some longer trails. I like the displays in the center - great for kids. If you plan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place has great trails for any age. Easy to walk around or get a little more intense with some longer trails. I like the displays in the center - great for kids. If you plan go a lot- I would recommend a membership. That way you will not have to pay every single time you go.

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Richland, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We went for an introduction to birding class. Great walk through the park, great guide and learned a lot. Will go back and just explore the paths etc.. this summer.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I like to go here just to walk the trails. I don't care for the exhibits but it is a beautiful property.

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We love the Nature Center in that it has well kept up great trails to run. The trail locations are always well marked as well.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We took her two boys six and eight and spent about two hours at the nature center an hour outside exploring an hour inside lots to see definitely worth the trip

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic family place- walking trails, a nice path through a tunnel to ovelook the Kalamazoo river, nature center with indoor exhibits, fish tanks, and recovering big birds-owls and hawks.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The beautiful fall colors on beech maple trail which follows the trout creek to the Kalamazoo River. Very peaceful and calm setting.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a wonderful afternoon with the family there and after spending many hours in the car it was nice to get out and be in the woods. The grounds were well kept but not exceptional. The staff at the gate was unsure of what trails were large wheeled stroller friendly. The signage was a bit dated and occasionally confusing. I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Located in an area north and east of Kalamazoo that is particularly diverse in terms of nature. There are dozens of bird species (we've spotted owls, hawks, and many others), mammals ranging from deer to foxes, and hundreds of different plants. As an added bonus it's really beautiful.

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Portage, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The KNC offers a lot of outdoor walking trails, a farm to explore, a discovery center and lots of special programming. We have a membership because it is a great place to go on short walks, long picnics, special activities and camps for my daughter. My daughter just loves going to camp here and I really like that it gets... More 

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