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Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI
616-381-1574
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When in the Kalamazoo area, this is a place to go that is not far from the city, yet allows you to get immersed in the great outdoors. The fourteen trails found here of varying lengths give hikers walking at their own pace a chance to experience the sights and sounds of nature among a variety of land forms. Some... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I've taken the family here a few times . The trails are beautiful and the scenery is very nice . The gift shop is also nice and clean . I have never encountered a rude employee , everyone is knowledgeable and friendly . Take your camera I'm sure you'll leave with some great pics .

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