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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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Address: Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: (800) 772-3370
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good for kids

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Kalamazoo MI
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Kalamazoo MI
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

very interesting to find out all of the things Kalamazoo has invented, produced! The museum had a lot to offer.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is FREE! They have special exhibitions throughout the year plus their own collections and exhibits, including an Egyptian mummy. Great place for kids. It isn't too big and you can go through the whole thing in an hour or two. There is also a planetarium that has astronomical and special interest programs for $3.

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Niles, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum has everything you would expect from a museum. Even a mummy and children's discovery center. Best of all it is free.

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Sturgis, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's not the biggest or the best museum you will ever go to BUT it's very kid friendly and FREE. Interesting for adults as well. There are 3 floors. The second floor is my favorite with a hands on science area for kids and a pre-school room full of activities. The second floor also has a walk through history area... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The whole place is an amazing area for kids to explore and learn but adults get so much out of it as well. It shows so much of Kalamazoo history and I know my family enjoyed seeing it since they didn't grow up here like I did. The mummy is always a big attraction for us and I enjoy going... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our family is very thrifty, so this free museum is great for us. There are some paid options, like the planetarium show and the space simulation, but those are not all hyped up at the front desk, so we were able to bypass them without or kids feeling disappointed. Plan to pay to park in the adjacent parking ramp. Lots... More 

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Taylor, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Was lots of fun, lots of hands on activities. Great place to bring kids and family. We were going in thinking this would be simple and small, being it was free admission. We were mistaken. This museum is very well done, and educational and took us about 4 hours to go through it all.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum probably 15 times with my own children, school or scout groups. There is always a variety of parts of the permanent and traveling exhibits that are of interest to different kids of different ages. The RACE exhibit here several years ago was amazing and I still think of some of the parts... More 

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Address: Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: (800) 772-3370
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo

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