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Address: 7000 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: 616-381-1574
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Get your natural energy back!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
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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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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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63 reviews
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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 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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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We walked several of the trails, including one to the river's edge. A BEEEEEEUTIFUL forest!!! Informative, interesting exhibits on the inside. We had the good fortune to speak with a staff member re: the raptor program and he also identified a Sand Hill crane that we had a photo of for us. Didn't get his name (I'm sure it was... More 

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Richland, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A great place to take a nature hike in the woods. It is very quiet and serene. Do enjoy it there. Also a great place if you have children

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We live in the area and often purchase a membership. We enjoy the summer weekend activities for kids and families. They have 3 rooms inside of hands on learning activities that my kids love. In the cold Michigan winters we enjoy visiting their tropical room. They also occasionally host stargazing nights hosted by a local astronomy group.

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Otsego, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There are so many great things to do at the Nature Center all year. It is great to see the time and effort the staff members put in to conservation. We can take our kids here again and again without them getting bored. We love it!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Kalamazoo Nature center is a quiet, hidden spot off North Westnedge (yes, there is such a road) that has gotten a bit forgotten in the rush to the casino, Meijer, etc. But it has a lot of to offer those who take the time to visit. Offering some amazing views, interesting landscapes and just a great escape, the Kalamazoo... More 

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went here for the nature trails. Got eaten up by bugs even with bug spary on!! Not sure it's worth the $7.00 to get in. Wasn't that much to see. Very disappointed in this place!!

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great walking trails, a cool discovery center. Fun maple syrup fest they do a breakfast and a puppet show for kids on how maple syrup is made. You can go to the sugar shack and see it being made during the festival.

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