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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo, MI
(800) 772-3370
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Specialty Museums
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a fun little museum that highlights many things. The museum covers local Kalamazoo history and other things such as weather phenomena. It has activities for kids to keep them occupied and fun facts for adults. The weather station is a very neat hands on type experience.

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Gobles, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The price is free what a treat for those with limited funds and children. If you want to go to the Planetarium it does cost. But was always a good way to calm my kids down.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

There is no charge for this museum, and it is excellent if you want to know the history of the area. An interesting planetarium with several different shows, depending on time is worth visiting.

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Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

How did I not know about this place?! Our preschooler woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago with a hankering to see a mummy. We had been to the Grand Rapids Public Museum several times, but that exhibit isn't listed any more, so we figured it moved on. A quick Google later and we're on our way to... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a wonderful little museum! Great place for kids of all ages. The second floor has a dedicated 5-and-under area. It contains three smallish rooms, but there are plenty of fun, educational, and safe activities for toddlers / pre-schoolers. They even change the “theme” every couple months (it was Dinosaurs while we were there). Outside the 5-and-under room, there are... More

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46761
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Friendly staff. Interactive. Wide variety of subjects included. Perfect day with a 4-year-old. Lunch at a cafe across the street. Now, reading these reviews, I see we didn't see nearly everything. And it's free. We will be back.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Nice place to visit.... Although the overweight lady running the kids room was very unfriendly, rude, and not kid friendly at all. She's in the wrong business. Other staff seemed happy.

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Lawton, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been taking my children to this museum for probably close to 20 years. I really like the hands on educational portions of the museum. It really makes kids learn, while having fun. I also enjoyed learning about the history of Kalamazoo and the famous products that were made here and the people that created them.

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Located in the down-town walking district, this little museum offers a fun and interactive experience for the whole family. Their emphasis is on kids, but there is enough for the whole family to enjoy. And the price is right (free)! We did not see any of the special shows or programs, but we heard that they were excellent. One must... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great atmostphere, roomy, clean, modern and a ton of exhibits for all age groups. My younger children enjoy the new exploration area with puppets, dress up, books, games in a bright contained trio of rooms.

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