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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
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All reviews great trails maple trail knowledgeable staff per adult kids enjoy local wildlife gift shop bit dated great place for a hike family outing couple of hours birds woods membership prairie arboretum wildflowers
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Bird watching and the abundance of wildlife make this an ideal park for the whole family or even the solo adventurer! Well maintained and manicured! Butterfly watching in Spring is a must! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kaylet77
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Chilly and drizzling. Still a lovely meander through nature. Enjoyed indoor tropical exhibit as well. Plan to get seasonal pass next time around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angiejfox13
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve been Nature Center members for years! Nice to visit anytime of the year, although spring flowers are lovely! Kids enjoy short walk to the pond to find frogs and to see turtles sunning on the logs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

So glad we stopped by here. It is a lovely place and we really enjoyed walking along a couple of the trails. My husband was impressed that they pay close attention to the "smaller" items in an ecological system such as the bugs, weeds and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank vickid266
Reviewed 14 July 2018

What a hoot! We stopped here for a hike on a hot day. We started at the Visitors Center where we were met immediately by a friendly staff member. She asked what we wanted to do . . . hike! She gave us both maps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 245JimM
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

14+ miles of hiking trails for all skill levels. Fair admission ($7 per adult). We spent a couple of hours wandering the easier trails along the creek and river. The visitor center is a bit dated but has some nice information about local wildlife. Tons...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ShellyM6
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We were visiting the Kalamazoo area with my son and his family (7 people in all). We all enjoyed the exhibits and walking around the center. The grandchildren, parents and grandma enjoyed a nature walk. It was so much fun discovering things on our walk....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place and beautiful scenery. Friendly and helpful staff. Love being in nature and seeing all the sites. They really take good care if the place and care about it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Nicki R
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I'm a local yokle and I love my hometown. The nature center is my personal therapist. It's so massive that you can wonder around for a day and never get bored. Ive been to different places where there are "nature" themed places where you can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Christine B
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The sprawling grounds offer mikes of nature trails where you’re likely to see dozens of animal species, ranging from deer to owls to snakes. The terrain varies from glacial ridges to river valley, to prairie. The knowledgeable staff always add value to a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank davemh333
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19 June 2018|
Response from deb752 | Reviewed this property |
Yes--I think it's $7 for adults, $4 for kids.
Jill M
18 July 2017|
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Response from DonaldMcGehee | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not permitted on Nature Center property.