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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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Address: Kalamazoo, MI
Phone Number: (800) 772-3370
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Checker, A.M. Todd, and Gibson Guitar History

Free admission to a great collection of history. For those who don't know Checker Cabs were made here in Kalamazoo. A.M. Todd was the Mint King. His headquarters were on Douglas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dennis B
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Michigan
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Michigan
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free admission to a great collection of history. For those who don't know Checker Cabs were made here in Kalamazoo. A.M. Todd was the Mint King. His headquarters were on Douglas Ave., the famous Plank Road. Wrigleys and many others were customers. And of course, the classic Gibson Guitars were made here. The museum encompasses the history of each of... More 

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Thank Dennis B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to take children of all ages. Our granddaughters love the interactive exhibits. The museum offers something for everybody.

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Thank cherylkjozwiak
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met my grandkids down there for afternoon fun. Its nice there's still somewhere to take kids that is free admission and still has a little educational fun to do.

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Thank Jeri N
Berrien County, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome my daughters 3 and 7 years old had a blast! To top it off it was FREE. They liked the Lego cars the best and the space 3D movie was great!

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Thank Kemmoree D
Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. The staff was knowledgeable and vey helpful!

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Portage, Michigan
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small local museum has a little bit of something for everyone. They have some hands on exhibits for kids as well as no touch exhibits that adults will find interesting.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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191 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

There is plenty to do here if you have kids. I found it very interesting considering I am from here, and it gives you a lot of interesting knowledge I did not know. It is free, and parking is easy.

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Mobile,AL
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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I was in Kalamazoo last week and I enjoyed my time at this museum. The two special exhibits were a history of the Checker Motor Company on the first floor & a travelling Lego exhibit from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis on the third floor. I spent most of my time learning more about Checker Motors on the first floor,... More 

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Delton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum for kids & adults. They also have new & exciting exhibits, as well as fun permanent exhibits. The preschool room is a really nice area for little ones & gives them lots of different ways to experience play. Learning about Kalamazoo's history is always interesting, and I usually read a new fact each time I... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

nothing like the old place with the mummy's crypt when I was a kid but still totally worth it. She is in a shoe closet now"The Mummy" but was the rest of the new exhibits make up for it, very hands on and technologically up to date.

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