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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo, MI
(800) 772-3370
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Specialty Museums
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were like a couple of a little kids and played with all the awesome hands on exhibits. We especially enjoyed the Planetarium show we saw and appreciated learning about the history of Kalamazoo.

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Norton Shores, MI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took our 10 year old grandsons to visit this museum today. We read the reviews and decided to put this on our list of sights. Glad we did! We were very impressed with all the hands-on activities. It was perfect for our aged grandsons. They especially enjoyed the robot room. Grandpa enjoyed everything on the Gibson displays, and Grandma... More

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Crown Point
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

when you say free, you think, boring right? Think again. This cool place had cool exhibits that were interactive and educational. I loved the weather room, the robotic room but most of all I loved the icon wall with amazing antiques from the past from clothing to toys and weapons. it's free! no kidding. But hey don't forget to drop... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A real treasure for the local community, but also a great free way for visitors to learn about Kalamazoo. Lots to read and look at for adults, but just as many hands-on activities for the kids.

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were on an anniversary trip when we visited this museum last September. We loved it and learned a lot about Kalamazoo. We decided that if we are ever in Kalamazoo with our children, we need to take them here. There were many interactive exhibits throughout. Our favorite part was walking through the history of Kalamazoo.

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Graniteville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is an excellent place to take people of all ages from kids to grandparents. It is a hands-on museum, which many people take to mean "kids museum", but it is fun without kids in tow. They have a really great planetarium with a variety of shows at an exceptionally reasonable cost, and a Challenge Learning Center... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum has plenty to offer. Many exhibits are geared towards kids, but there are plenty of exhibits, shows, documentaries, and atmosphere for grown ups.

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mid mich
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a free attraction with lots of hands on things for kids to do. Our grandchildren can happily spend all day here. The only downside is that there isn't a place to get lunch anywhere close by. On nice days you can picnic outside.

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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

This is a great place to go on a rainy summer day or any time in the winter! They change their Children's Landscape regularly which keeps it fresh and new for children. There is also a planetarium (which does cost money) that is neat to watch a show at.

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We love this Museum. Always changing the stuff on the 3rd floor so it is something new to look at. There is an old cafe that kids love. Great children's area. We did a planetarium show which is only $3.00/person. It was great.

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