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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo, MI
+1 800-772-3370
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Varied exhibits on three floors, focusing on Kalamazoo

The museum is located in downtown Kalamazoo, and is in a modern building. Parking is across the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ColoradoCat
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Colorado
A Hidden Gem--Kalamazoo Valley Museum

It was an unseasonably cold and rainy day in May so to kill some time, my husband, adult daughter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
deb752
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Kalamazoo, MI
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+1 800-772-3370
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"hands on activities"
in 16 reviews
"free admission"
in 11 reviews
"mummy exhibit"
in 10 reviews
"local history"
in 9 reviews
"second floor"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"three floors"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 9 reviews
"science area"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"kids area"
in 4 reviews
"general store"
in 4 reviews
"few months"
in 5 reviews
"older kids"
in 3 reviews
"whole family"
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"gibson guitar"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located in downtown Kalamazoo, and is in a modern building. Parking is across the street. The focus is on Kalamazoo history, describing businesses, people, inventions, and more. Most exhibits are permanent, but a couple are temporary. The medical inventions were fascinating (some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an unseasonably cold and rainy day in May so to kill some time, my husband, adult daughter and I went to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. We thought we'd kill a half hour, maybe less--it didn't matter. This place is impressive! First of all,...More

Thank deb752
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It was a well thought out museum with hands on exhibits that were fun for kids & adults alike. The Spy Exhibit had loads of puzzles & codes to crack that kept the museum fun.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It's a good way to spend an hour or two. They have a few permanent exhibits and then some rotating exhibits. The spy exhibit was fun and informational.

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A great hands on history museum. I went with 2 other adults and we had a blast. Tip though check out the 3rd floor first as they seem to have some awesome immersive interactive exhibits. There was one that gave clues that your team would...More

2  Thank spunkyred79
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Took our kids kids to the museum and they loved it and had a blast they loved the planetarium as well. Will definitely return

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very nice museum focusing on local history. Especially nice Gibson guitar exhibit. Quite a few hands on interactive exhibits especially good for kids.

Thank Brent G
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. It’s a combo college museum, historic museum, traveling exhibit museum and more. I had a chance to stop in...did I mention it was FREE? It houses some fun Kzoo historical ditties, a way to learn about this amazing community. I...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

There have been great improvements and additions to the museum since they've opened, and it's become the perfect place to spend an afternoon with little ones. Lots of hands-on enriching activities, fun movies, and a super clean and organized environment. Our grandkids love coming here,...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

It was a nice mix of exhibits. We saw some neat hands on weather related exhibits downstairs we had not seen at other museums. The guitar special exhibit was interesting for my metal head husband. The giant electric guitar was memorable. We enjoyed the mummy/Egyptian...More

1  Thank Lirpa050709
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mammateebs
11 June 2018|
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Response from deb752 | Reviewed this property |
It's right across from the Radisson. You might prefer the Kalamazoo House, which would just be a short walk..
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The Kazoo Valley Museum is a great place to go: 1. It is located at 230 North Rose St -in downtown Kalamazoo 2. The hours are 9-5 most days. 3. Phone: (269) 373-7990 4. Cost: free !! (some programs have a... More
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