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

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Most recent review
Has great trails

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
amnixo25
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Vicksburg, Michigan
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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17 reviews 17 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction 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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