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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Address: 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
Phone Number: +1 616-381-1574
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Beautiful Nature Center

Nice walking trails. Several different trails with different levels of difficulty. A few small indoor exhibits and a small gift shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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troy, michigan
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troy, michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walking trails. Several different trails with different levels of difficulty. A few small indoor exhibits and a small gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best year round nature walks in West Michigan, lots of wildlife, especially early mornings. Take your camera, always something special for the keen observers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best nature centers I have visited. Great trails and educational opportunities as well as several special programs throughout the year. A must see if you are in the Kalamazoo area.

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Thank DonaldMcGehee
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went here for the first time over the weekend! I loved to get out for a nice walk in my neighborhood! I loved what I found and the scenes! I felt like a kid exploring nature again. I an going to make this my new talking spot! Everyone is also very friendly!

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Thank Stephanie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been here since I was a kid. The place really connects the visitor with woods and nature of Southwest Michigan.

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Columbus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A very family friendly nature center great for a group and family stroll and walking your pets. Children will love the small stream and water paddles around.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We are local members of the Kalamazoo Nature Center and have been for years! There are a variety of paths to hike based on skill and travel time available. Each pathway include unique vistas! There are beautiful flowers, barn animals, birds, bridges, rivers and creeks, train tracks and a butterfly hut to explore. The Center itself has a large children's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The Kalamazoo Nature Center has absolutely gorgeous trails. It is very well cared for and has a lot of variety. There are easy, moderate, and difficult trails to walk. I'm not sure if they have wheelchair accessible trails but they may. There is also a nice building with a fun interpretive center that my kids enjoyed.

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Thank msbien
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had our family reunion here. It was a great location for old and young alike. Our kids had a blast!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a wonderful place to visit. They have trails for walking (for any fitness ability), scenic overlooks, and an interpretive center to learn about animals and plants. The indoor garden room is especially nice on cool days. There is also a play place for kids to use at any time (ask the helpful staff where to... More 

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