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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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Windsor
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed with this museum. It was a last minute stop before I left Kalamazoo. I could have stayed longer but could not. Lots to see and do and it was free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you have small children it is a great place to go. We didn't see the shows to verify for older children. But for adults... Bells is down the street.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is very family friendly. There is lots of interesting things for the adults, (don't miss the mummy) but they have plenty of hands-on things for the kids to do. This is a multi-level museum tucked into beautiful downtown Kalamazoo. There is convenient parking in the Arcadia parking garage nearby. Paying for parking isn't so bad since there is... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Pro's - for once a well-organized museum, CLEAN, pretty darn cool exhibits that are hands one, great history of the city, extremely child friendly, parking garage right across the street, nice downtown area. Con's - a strange amount of homeless people wandering the area. Overall - great attraction if you have 1-2 hours to kill. very close to Bell's and... More

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Portage, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a wonderful museum which is free to all. Some exhibits change quarterly. Great place for children to discover. Their is a fee for the planetarium. Plan to spend a couple hours.

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Ames, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You don't need to be a history buff to love this place. It has tons of stuff for kids and adults. It is free, too, so there is absolutely no reason not to go. Stop in. You won't be sorry.

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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