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Things to do in Kalamazoo

Centrally located between Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo is a place for art lovers, brew masters, hockey fans, night owls and nature enthusiasts. Before you head out the door, chat with our hotel’s concierge and determine what you want to do in Kalamazoo.

In addition to the fun, food and entertainment that downtown offers, Kalamazoo is home to major companies like Eaton Corporation, Stryker Corporation, Thermo Fisher, Zoetis and Pfizer. Also, potential students and visiting families can easily find Western Michigan University or Kalamazoo College about one and a half miles from the hotel.

Your arrival and departure can run just as smoothly as your stay with our complimentary hotel shuttle service to and from Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), about four miles from the Radisson.

Visit these popular Kalamazoo destinations:

  • 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.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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 historic buildings. During the summer, check out one of the concerts in the park.
    Phone: +1 (269) 337-8191
  • 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 hockey country.
    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.
    Phone: +1 (269) 387-1000
  • Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds (2.7 miles)
    While the fair only comes once a year, this expo center features a 4,500-seat stadium for conferences and shows year round.
    Phone +1 (269) 373-5181
  • Wings Stadium (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
  • Kalamazoo 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 4D theater.
    Phone: +1 (269) 382-6555
  • The Crossroads Mall (5.4 miles)
    Come by for shopping, dining or both. At The Crossroads, you can take your day any direction you please.
    Phone: +1 (269) 327-3500
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center (5.5 miles)
    For a healthy dose of nature 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
  • Gull Lake View Golf Course (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 (855) 391-4301
  • 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
  • Binder Park Zoo (26.5 miles)
    At Binder Park Zoo, animal lovers can attend unique events, feed the giraffes and then find a meal for themselves at Beulah’s Restaurant or Kalahari Kitchen.
    Phone: +1 (269) 979-1351

Cultural attractions:

  • 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
  • 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 more than one of the 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.
    Phone: +1 (269) 387-2300