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Find exciting things to do in Kalamazoo

Discover a multitude of attractions and things to do in downtown Kalamazoo, from visiting local breweries and nightclubs to strolling through art studios and public parks. For help navigating the city, chat with the hotel’s concierge. In addition to the fun, food and entertainment, potential students and visiting families can easily find Western Michigan University or Kalamazoo College about one and a half miles from the hotel.

Downtown Kalamazoo is also home to major companies like Eaton, Stryker, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Zoetis and Pfizer. To simplify your business trip, take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service to and from Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), about four miles from the Radisson.

Family fun:

  • Climb Kalamazoo (430 feet)
    Harness up and scale the walls at Climb Kalamazoo. Whether you consider yourself an amateur or a pro, you can choose your ideal climbing route on more than 10,000 square feet of vertical space that stretches up to 30 feet high. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 385-9891
  • Kalamazoo Mall (0.1 mile)
    Shop the day away in downtown Kalamazoo at the United States’ first outdoor shopping mall. In addition to an array of retail shops, the mall also features restaurants and hosts special events like holiday festivals.
    Phone: +1 (269) 344-0795
  • Arcadia Creek Festival Place (0.2 miles)
    From charity walks and runs to local food and music, this venue is full of fun and entertainment from April through October.
  • Kalamazoo County Youth Fair (2.7 miles)
    While the fair only comes once a year, the Kalamazoo County Expo Center features a 4,500-seat stadium for year-round conferences and shows. 
    Phone +1 (269) 373-5181
  • The Crossroads (5.4 miles) 
    Come by for shopping, dining or both at The Crossroads, where you can take your day any direction you please. Browse the more than 90 specialty stores, which include brands like Buckle, Victoria’s Secret and Zales Jewelers. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 327-3500
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center (5.5 miles) 
    For a healthy dose of outdoor therapy, wander the trails across the 1,100-acre Kalamazoo Nature Center, where you can see live animals as well as interactive exhibits. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 381-1574
  • Binder Park Zoo (26.5 miles) 
    At Binder Park Zoo, animal lovers can attend events, feed the giraffes and then find a meal for themselves at Beulah’s Restaurant or Kalahari Kitchen. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 979-1351

Parks and museums:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum (0.2 miles)
    Sit back and watch a planetarium show or express your creativity with a craft project at this downtown museum that’s just as entertaining as it is educational. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 373-7990
  • Bronson Park (0.5 miles)
    Relax on a bench and take in this popular park's peaceful setting with gushing fountains, winding walkways and historical buildings. During the summer, check out one of the concerts in the park.
    Phone: +1 (269) 337-8191
  • Air Zoo (5.1 miles)
    Offering an experience that soars above the norm, this aviation museum showcases vintage airplanes, full-motion flight simulators and a 4-D theater. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 382-6555
  • Gilmore Car Museum (14.8 miles) 
    Showcasing nearly 400 unique cars from various decades, this museum takes guests for a fun ride through auto industry history. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 671-5089

Sports and nightlife:

  • Entertainment District (0.2 miles)
    Whether you gravitate toward rooftop dance floors, jazz piano bars, bottle service lounges or mechanical bull rides, you can find it all in Kalamazoo’s Entertainment District. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 312-7246
  • Homer Stryker Field (1 mile) 
    Summer nights call for fresh air and baseball games. Visit Homer Stryker Field to see the Kalamazoo Growlers step up to the plate. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 492-9966
  • Waldo Stadium (1.6 miles)
    Home to Western Michigan University’s Broncos, this stadium offers the perfect opportunity to see a competitive game in Kalamazoo. 
    Phone +1 (269) 387-3061
  • Western Michigan University (1.6 miles)
    Founded in 1903, this national research university challenges students to pursue innovation in the classroom as well as the community. This university is also home to the Broncos sports teams.
    Phone: +1 (269) 387-1000
  • Wings Event Center (4.9 miles)
    Watch a K-Wings game and shout out the chorus to their hallowed anthem, “Eat, drink and play hockey; love, live and play hockey.” 
    Phone: +1 (269) 345-1125
  • Gull Lake View Golf Club (12.6 miles)
    This top golfing destination features six championship courses offering stunning views and the perfect challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
    Phone: +1 (844) 207-8493

Theater and art:

  • Kalamazoo State Theatre (0.2 miles) 
    For more than 90 years, this theater has featured performances by the latest stars as well as the legends. Get your tickets to a concert, a comedy or whatever sparks your interest.
    Phone: +1 (269) 345-6500
  • The Civic Theatre (0.5 miles) 
    A local institution worth celebrating, this community theater founded in 1929 survived the Great Depression and continues to educate and entertain its audiences. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 343-1313
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (0.5 miles) 
    At this nonprofit museum and school, you can be one of the more than 100,000 guests who browse art each year. Attend a class, lecture or event to take your art experience to the next level.
    Phone: +1 (269) 349-7775
  • Chenery Auditorium (0.8 miles) 
    This auditorium hosts a variety of events, from music recitals and dance performances to theatrical productions and thought-provoking lectures. 
    Phone: +1 (269) 337-0440
  • Miller Auditorium (2.6 miles) 
    Find comedy, Broadway and pop entertainment at this performing arts theater, which opened at Western Michigan University in 1968 after decades of planning
    Phone: +1 (269) 387-2300