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Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 North Westnedge Avenue

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization located in Kalamazoo, Michigan whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.

Vision Statement:

The Kalamazoo Nature Center will be internationally recognized as the premier source for environmental information, education and research to achieve a world respectful of its surroundings.


Monica Venancio

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Really enjoyed spending time there. The visitor center has a pretty decent gift shop and the little play area is ok. The hiking trails on the other hand were something I have never seen before! I would love to come back someday. This was the highlight of my day. But just a little warning... a lot of bugs! Put on bug spray, and you should be just fine. :)

Joel Shekoski

Monday, July 9, 2018
Better outdoor experiences exist. Lots of rules here, like no dogs, bikes, or running inside the park. Costs cash just to get in. Most of all, there's nothing natural to see here that you can't see at any other reserve or park around here. Though, you can just park for free at the main gate, which avoids any entrance fees, and access any trails from there.

Dan Farris

Thursday, June 28, 2018
We took our granddaughters today! What a beautiful area for woods walking. The center is so nice. We will definitely return.

Zachary Frieben

Saturday, March 17, 2018
I've been going here since literally as long as I can remember. It is a beautiful facility. Very educational visitor center, with lots of little exhibits great for kids. They also have a lot of programs, including a lot that are great for kids. When I was younger, I took several programs while I was still in school. I visited the nature center yesterday, and it bought back do many sweet memories :). Oh, and don't forget to hike some trails while here, if you can. They have a very nice trail system with a variety of habitats. Yesterday I walked the River Walk trail, and it was absolutely beautiful walking along that trout run stream, as well as peacefully resting by the Kalamazoo River. And to conclude, on the way out I bought some of their delicious syrup. Trust me, it's worth the money!

Jill F

Friday, April 27, 2018
Awesome place we went late april and weather is just perfect not to hot or cold 7 dollar per adult entrance fee get a little excersize walking around some great trails and seeing a few animals in the indoor center, cant think of a better way to spend a spring afternoon. Pro tip: when we went, The maple trail was by far the best I saw beautiful stream running through ....the trail that says there is a pond on it, near delane (sp) parking was disappointing haha it was a dirty little puddle when we saw it not quite worth the walk

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