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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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Poulsbo, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Right in the middle of downtown Kalamazoo is this little treasure of a museum. It was fun reading facts and about the history of Kalamazoo. And, even better, it was free. If you are in Kalamazoo, please check this place out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I took my oldest child there she had a blast and I enjoyed it myself especially the mummy.A very Nice surprise

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a great place to take you kids when nothing else is going on. You can spend an hour or so walking through the open areas and when we went, it was free.

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Windsor
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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18 reviews 18 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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