Kalamazoo offers so much more than a memorable name. We effortlessly blend energy and innovation with friendliness and a humble attitude.
Located in Southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago, Kalamazoo features a vibrant and progressive downtown that sets the stage for quality dining, eclectic shops and galleries, and live entertainment.
Plus, you're never far from lakes and outdoor recreation, festivals, and world-class attractions. Experience the place with a big city mindset and a small town heart. Once you make the trip, you'll be back for more. We promise.
Heritage Guitar Inc.
Kalamazoo's history with the guitar dates back to the late 1800's when a man by the name of Oriville Gibson began designing mandolins in Kalamazoo. Now, in 2018, former senior employees of Gibson Guitar Factory continue the tradition of handcrafting beautiful guitars in Kalamazoo.
Downtown Kalamazoo General Skyline
Kalamazoo's downtown featuring quality dining, eclectic shops and galleries and live entertainment
Farmers Market
From spring until late fall, Kalamazoo is ripe with fresh possibilities. Our Farm Markets are the perfect place to grab a taste of Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo is home to one of the nation's largest associations of growers of bedding plants.
Gull Lake South Golf Course
Nearly two dozen golf courses are located within one hour of downtown Kalamazoo.
Fort Custer
Whether you prefer paved multi-use or exhilarating single track, Kalamazoo has a bike trail to suit your style.
River Oaks Park
The Splash Pad at River Oaks County Park is the perfect way to cool off on a warm summer day.
One Day in Kalamazoo