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Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002
269-382-6555
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Portage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been here several times and each time (no matter the day) there is always plenty of parking and you never feel it's "too busy". Once we did wait quite a while to check out at the gift shop due to only one cashier and a few troops of cub scouts, but all in all it's a fun time for... More

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

The air Zoo is a nice little place to visit. I was particularly impressed with the staff. They were all very nice and accomodating. I checked out the movies they offered and enjoyed the one about space. oerall, it was a good visit

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Port Huron, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went with another couple to the Air Zoo Museum to view the airplanes and memorabilia on display, I wasn't prepared for what i saw. there was tri-wing planes and bi-wing planes of the 2nd world war. Helicopters, Jets, a Supersonic plane, Space modules, Mars Rover, Space suits. The List goes on. They have rides that were fun(2nd child hood).... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had the time to visit this museum during a recent business trip to the area. I was impressed with the variety of exhibits and information that was available. Any one with an interest in air history should enjoy a visit here.

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Portage, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Air Zoo is a fantastic family destination by any standards. It could be confused as a satellite museum for the National Air and Space Museum. I mean that in only the most glowing way possible. The fact that it is sitting quietly in Portage, MI is amazing. The museum was activities that will keep all ages engaged from Carnival... More

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Waterford, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For the $10 general admission fee, you get a lot. The volunteers all give an impression of loving what they do, and we saw a couple of veterans acting as docents to small groups. The main museum has rides for the little ones that keep the "miracle of flight" theme. There are aircraft and rocket simulators to enjoy, plus a... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is something there for everyone from toddler to grandpa! They have an impressive display of aircraft and memorabilia. There are hands on activities and displays for the kids to enjoy as well as very educational models and artifacts. Four rides are available for all ages (geared toward the younger kids) as well as three simulator type rides for older... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband wanted to go to see the sr71 blackbird which he was dying to see. So over the weekend we made a road trip of the museum. It was so impressive the staff was wonderful and planes everywhere. One of the things that was really nice seeing was the retired vets working at the museum as tour guides and... More

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snyders corner, il
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There's something for everyone at Air Zoo. From wonderful displays to hands-on exhibits and really fun rides, you would have to try really hard to not have a good time here! The staff really goes out of their way to be kind and helpful, and everything is extremely clean. The most memorable part of our trip, though, was when a... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We decided to visit thinking it was going to rain all day. Glad we made the trip. We got in early, right around 9:30am and toured around the first part of the museum. Excellent exhibits! They have an SR-71 Black Bird on display. Incredible! The kids walked around and enjoyed the different aviation equipment (planes/rockets) but had a blast with... More

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