Discover the many exciting things to do in Kalamazoo

Find a multitude of things to do near Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, from local breweries and nightclubs to art studios and public parks. Chat with our concierge to get the latest information on what’s happening while you’re in town. Prospective students and visiting families appreciate being just two miles from Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo College is less than a mile from the hotel. In between on-site meetings or conference sessions, take the opportunity to see the Kalamazoo Wings play hockey or attend a Growlers Northwoods League baseball game.

You can get a glimpse of the intricate process required to build a guitar at Heritage Guitars or head to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for hands-on exhibits about science and natural history. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features 10 galleries and a permanent collection with a particular focus 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.

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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.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

4.95 mi / 7.97 km from the hotel
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.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

0.11 mi / 0.18 km from the hotel
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.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

0.26 mi / 0.42 km from the hotel
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features 10 galleries and a permanent collection with a particular focus on American art. In the warmer months, visit one of the many parks and natural areas to ride bike trails, hike, kayak, or just enjoy a leisurely walk.

Kalamazoo State Theatre

0.25 mi / 0.4 km from the hotel
Catch a concert with acts like Styx, laugh along with comedians like Lewis Black, or screen classic movies like The Rocky Horror Picture Show at this beautiful theater in downtown Kalamazoo.

Miller Auditorium

1.83 mi / 2.95 km from the hotel
Buy your tickets to Broadway shows, concerts, and cultural events at this venue located on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Wings Event Center

3.62 mi / 5.82 km from the hotel
In addition to a schedule filled with ice skating, curling, and Kalamazoo Wings hockey, this arena hosts live concerts, trade shows, and conventions.