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Kalamazoo Nature Center

Address: 7000 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: 616-381-1574
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If the weather is good, this is a pleasant place to take a stroll. The visitors center is okay, but could stand a little upgrading. There are special programs that are often worth attending, as well as programs throughout the year that are interesting and fun. For example maple-sugaring in the sugar shack in the spring.

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Kalamazoo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is just a great thing to have in any community. The Nature Center is convenient and has many activities to enjoy. A way to get a breath of fresh air.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This nature center is in a beautiful setting with multiple indoor and outdoor activities. The surrounding trails are beautiful and well maintained. Children's programming is well planned and entertaining for children giving them a love of nature and all it has to offer. Definitely worth the visit.

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kalamazoo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

KNC has hundreds of acres of diverse habitat, an excellent museum with lots of interactive things that fascinate kids, a Community Supported Agriculture Farm with animals that can be visited, musical programming in the summer and many community outreach activities. We have taken many out of town guests and families there and it always pleases

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Westland, Michigan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The kalamazoo nature center is an awesome place to visit! There is miles of really nice walking and hiking trails in the great outdoors. The park is very clean and is well kept. Definitely come prepared to spend a good amount of time because there is a lot to see and explore. The trails have different difficulty ratings and designated... More 

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