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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Lovely Place

So glad we stopped by here. It is a lovely place and we really enjoyed walking along a couple of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Vicki D
via mobile
Great place for a hike

What a hoot! We stopped here for a hike on a hot day. We started at the Visitors Center where we... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Jim M
Chelsea, Michigan
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7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
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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

1  Thank Vicki D
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

1  Thank Jim M
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

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

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.

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

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.

1  Thank davemh333
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to the Kalamazoo Nature Center and were unsure of what to expect. The woman at the desk was very helpful in recommending trails. The difficulty level is reasonable and accurately depicted (easy was easy; medium was medium)

2  Thank deb752
Reviewed 11 February 2018 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

1  Thank amyjean0202
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

1  Thank Mari M
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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.