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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
+1 616-381-1574
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Beautiful trails

We visited the KNC for a winter hike with friends. The trails are clearly marked and weren't too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amyjean0202
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Kalamazoo
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Sweet Retreat

We took a lovely amble through several of the smaller trails and really enjoyed the well marked... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Mari M
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Chicago, Illinois
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7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
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"interpretive center"
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"great trails"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"peaceful walk"
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"great for kids"
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"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"any age"
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"year round"
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"special programs"
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"all ages"
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"a great place to spend"
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"on display"
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"animals"
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"woods"
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"hike"
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"membership"
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"prairie"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the KNC for a winter hike with friends. The trails are clearly marked and weren't too rugged for the young children with our group. Afterwards we were able to let the kids warm up inside and play a bit. Unfortunately the play area...More

Thank amyjean0202
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We took a lovely amble through several of the smaller trails and really enjoyed the well marked paths and map. It was so serene with it's dusting of snow and the sun sparkling off the iced-over ponds. If I lived in or anywhere near Kalamazoo,...More

Thank Mari M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went for a hike here when visiting family. The Nature center is nice. Our group really enjoyed hiking the trails.

Thank cwhite209
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

So much to learn, see, and do. The Nature Center is one of Kalamazoo's treasures! I remember going to classes there when I was small, and taking our daughter to classes, as well.

Thank jessiev
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a wonderful, family adventure! Being in the woods and walking in the fresh air are incomparable! They have a wonderful start to our families year with the informative nature walk and syrup tasting! They are interactive with the children and...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had planned on a short visit, but it was so interesting that we were there for over two hours! There is a smallish visitors center with some displays and tanks, some classrooms and kid zone and a gift shop. Get a map and see...More

Thank MACVirginia
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The AAA Tour Book said there were butterfly and hummingbird houses here. When we asked at the interpretive center they knew nothing about the hummingbirds. Apparently there are several trails but it was hot and humid so we skipped the hikes. We did look at...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

You have to go here. Excellent nature center with beautiful hiking trails. Jillian was a most accommodating host and an avid naturalist. Great place for kids. If it wasn't for the humidity that day I would have spent the whole day. Beautiful mature sugar maple/beech...More

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

There ate beautiful tall trees and great trails. Some trails are very shaded and others through a meadow. Nice bookstore. Other opportunities and classes.

Thank ByWater2014
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Hikes, displays, special events, the local holiday bazaar, picnic on the deck, see the owl and hawk in rehabilitation. Any time of the year.

Thank Marilyn B
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Response from jerryab9rj | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I actually have no idea. I've not seen one there, but that doesn't mean it's not allowed. You'll probably have to call them on that one.
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