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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Address: 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
Phone Number: +1 616-381-1574
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09:00 - 17:00
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An area that has so much to offer.

I love being outdoors. I enjoy nature and walking through wooded trails. This area has beautiful trails, wildlife and activities for many different fitness levels and interest.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
whatawonderfullife
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love being outdoors. I enjoy nature and walking through wooded trails. This area has beautiful trails, wildlife and activities for many different fitness levels and interest.

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Thank whatawonderfullife
Corvallis, Oregon
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82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We only had a couple of hours and could have spent much more. The interpretive center, while beginning to show its age, provides good information about the area flora and fauna. We took the wall to the river, admiring the forest and enjoying the bird songs on the way.

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Thank saudisandy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

If you are a teacher looking for a great field trip ....this is it! The staff at the Delano Homestead were great. We also went on the trails for a short hike. The kids got to see a snake in its natural environment which was great! They loved it!

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Thank Patty V
GRAND RAPIDS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I agree with other reviewers that the entrance fee seems steep, adds up quick with a family. However, the trails are awesome and well kept. A lot of the trails are shaded so if you don't like mosquito bites I would use spray. Trails are dirt so bring comfortable shoes. Some of the grounds near the visitor center could use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We visited here on a whim because we enjoyed it when we lived in Kalamazoo many years ago. We had a great time hiking some of the shorter trails full of birds and wild flowers. Kids would love it there!

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Thank Jean C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Starting coming to the Nature Center when my little brother (16 years my junior) was 11. He is 49 :) now and while he lives on the east side of the state, I have continued to visit the Nature Center every year since. Doesn't matter what season you choose, there is always the peaceful woods and the trails leading all... More 

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Thank Christine S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Easy to spend hours walking the trails or relaxing next to the Kalamazoo River. Peaceful,quiet and beautiful. Perfect place to spend the day outdoors.

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Thank mindle49
Traverse City,
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

member for over a year now and the entire family enjoys it every visit. the more we can learn about the environment the better. they always have new focus topics, special events and the staff if very knowledgeable

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Thank 970elisec
Michigan
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102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here since about the age of 6 and I absolutely love it. This is a unique adventure due to the fact that you are minutes from the city but you feel like you are in the middle of a vast wilderness. Easily in the top three for being a Kalamazoo treasure.

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Thank kingedward29
Goshen, IN
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I visited here on a quiet Saturday morning in early March. My friend and I almost had the place to ourselves. About 1/2" of snow had fallen the day before, and the ramp and stairs had not been cleared, making the surfaces slick and us wondering if the place was open. I was surprised to walk into the nature center... More 

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