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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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Wonderful Nature Arboretum

The sprawling grounds offer mikes of nature trails where you’re likely to see dozens of animal... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
davemh333
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Houston, Texas
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Fun Day Hiking at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

We went to the Kalamazoo Nature Center and were unsure of what to expect. The woman at the desk... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
deb752
,
Milton, Massachusetts
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7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
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+1 616-381-1574
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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"
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"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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Reviewed April 14, 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
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Reviewed April 1, 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
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Reviewed February 10, 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
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Reviewed December 27, 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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Reviewed October 19, 2017

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

1  Thank cwhite209
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Reviewed October 7, 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.

1  Thank jessiev
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Reviewed October 3, 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

1  Thank lindacM439DD
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Reviewed September 4, 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

1  Thank MACVirginia
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Reviewed August 16, 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

2  Thank OldBoyScoutFox
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Reviewed July 22, 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

1  Thank Dave H
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