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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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Address: , Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: (800) 772-3370
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For a small town in the mid-west great effort is taken to provide a quality Museum experience, and that's just what you get here. KVM has a good variety of works on display, it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Glad this museum is free, makes a nice afternoon with the family. Not a great museum, but the kids area upstairs is fun for young children. There are plenty of hands on activities intended to bring science to life. There is even a room with books and puzzles to keep the infants and toddlers happy. Kalamazoo Valley will make a... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For a small town in the mid-west great effort is taken to provide a quality Museum experience, and that's just what you get here. KVM has a good variety of works on display, it's quite worth the trip—especially to bring some culture into ones' life.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An interesting place for sure. Clean, fun, lots of history for Kalamazoo, artifacts and mummies. I went when the TinkerToy exhibit was up, and it was an okay exhibit. It'll be down, soon, but it's for kids. Not for adults. Maybe an adult that likes TinkerToys I guess. We stopped into the planetarium and had a good time, $3 for... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We hadn't intended to go to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum with summer, but we found ourselves downtown Kalamazoo with time on our hands, so we headed over. At first I thought my thirteen-year-old son would be too old for the museum, but he headed right over to the mummy exhibit, then to the weather experiments. He even wanted to go... More 

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Green Bay
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great museum to visit with your family. They have some neat areas to experiment with weather patterns that will be accessible and fun to even young children. They have a large "science in motion" area also that explains a lot of science concepts to younger kids at a level they will understand and appreciate. Some of the... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I remember growing up and coming to Kalamazoo at Christmastime. While in the area with our children, we stopped Downtown and came across the museum. We parked in the lot, cost a few dollars. The museum has 3 floors and a wealth of exhibits. Everything from the history of Kalamazoo to science. The moving exhibit was Tinkertoys. We loved it,... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've been taking my kids here for years - great fun and learning for the kids. Beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff. The local Kalamazoo exhibits are always unique and meaningful. And it's FREE!!!

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We traveled to Kalamazoo from the Michigan shores to check out Bell's Brewery. Traveling with 2 children under 5 we wanted to find something interesting for them to enjoy in the area as well. This museum was the perfect spot. Free! Helpful staff! Clean! Not crowded! It was great. They had a very cool temporary exhibit on tinker toys and... More 

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Kalamazoo MI
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is not a museum in the class of big city places. But they have good exhibits and are perfect for taking kids.

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

Friends, if you are coming here with teenagers, that want to act cool, maybe this is not the place. But if you have kids from like 4 to 10, this might be a great place. They take donations, but care no cover. which is amazing in this day and age. 2 floors, of many things you can touch and play... More 

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