Discover the many exciting things to do in Kalamazoo

Find a multitude of things to do in downtown Kalamazoo, from local breweries and nightclubs to art studios and public parks, when you book a room or suite at the Radisson hotel. Chat with the hotel's concierge to get the latest information on what to see and do while you’re in town. Prospective students and visiting families appreciate being just two miles from Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo College is about one and a half miles from the hotel. If you’re here for business, major companies including Eaton, Stryker, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Zoetis, and Pfizer call downtown Kalamazoo home. In between conference sessions or meetings, take the opportunity to watch the Kalamazoo Wings play professional hockey or attend a Growlers Northwoods League baseball game.

You can see the intricate process required to build a guitar at Heritage Guitars or head to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for the hands-on exhibits about science and natural history. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features 11 galleries and a permanent collection focused on American art. In the warmer months, visit one of the many parks and natural areas to hike, kayak, or just enjoy a leisurely walk. Our complimentary shuttle service to and from the AZO airport makes arriving and leaving Kalamazoo easy.

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Air Zoo

4.68 mi / 7.53 km from the hotel
Offering an experience that soars above the norm, this aviation museum showcases vintage airplanes, full-motion flight simulators, and a 4-D theater.

Arcadia Creek Festival Place

0.17 mi / 0.27 km from the hotel
From charity walks and runs to local food and music, this venue is full of fun and entertainment from April through October.

Bell's Brewery

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
Schedule a tour and see how craft beer is made at one of the oldest craft breweries east of Colorado.

Entertainment District

0.24 mi / 0.39 km from the hotel
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.

Gilmore Car Museum

13.26 mi / 21.33 km from the hotel
Showcasing nearly 400 unique cars from various decades, this museum takes guests for a fun ride through auto industry history.

Kalamazoo Mall

0.16 mi / 0.26 km from the hotel
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.