622 Allegan St.
Plainwell, MI 49080
Phone: (269) 685-9891
Fax: (269) 685-9791
Located on 1,132 acres, this Nature Center reaches more than 250,000 people each year through its numerous programs. It offers daily and year-round interactive exhibits, nature trails, and special programs every weekend.
Spring Valley Park is a lovely local park ideal for walking your pet and even for a day out with family. The park is a venue for many local events and it has always been instrumental in bringing the community together. A gorgeous lake calls the Spring Valley Park its home, this lake is a perfect spot for fishing while the shaded spots of the park make peaceful picnic spots. Challenge your friends to a game of volleyball or go for a run around the trails, Spring Valley Park has a lot to offer if you have the time to explore.
Eastern Hills Golf Course features 27 holes and is open to the public through the year. The well-maintained grounds are known to host both amateur and pro tournaments. The three tees are completely distinct from each other and are perfect for either a 9 hole or 18 hole game. Daily rates for adults on weekdays are USD13 and weekends USD14 for 9 hole game, the rates are USD22 on weekdays and USD24 on weekends for an 18 hole round of golf. There are concessions available for students and senior citizens. Additional facilities include a bar, practice facilities, pro shop as well as golf car rentals. For additional rates and services, visit the website.
Bell's Brewery was established in the year 1985 and since then has opened eighteen branches in different states. The place brews twenty beers for sale across the country, besides its local produce that is exclusively available in their pub. Get a taste of the delectable brews at the brewery's Eccentric Cafe and get to know more about the fine and delicate process of beer making. Take home a small memento of your trip from their shop to remember this unique experience. To know more about the place, check the website.
Established in 1833, Kalamazoo College or simply K College is not just one of the oldest, but also finds mention among the best educational institutes in the country. A liberal arts institution, the college offers programs in fine arts, languages, social sciences and humanities among others. The sprawling campus is built around a beautiful hilly area, with modern amenities as well as extensive facilities for sports. Kalamazoo has an active sports and athletics program, with the home team garnering numerous awards, prominently in the NCAA. Check website for more information.
Known for their unique and creative beers, this brewery offers tours on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Their pub-on-site lets you taste many of the noted beers that this company produces. There is also a general store on site that sells homebrewing supplies, gifts, and beer-to-go.
The Second Street Bridge is a historic bridge across the Kalamazoo River in Allegan, Michigan. This one lane truss bridge is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, a Michigan State Historic Site and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed and constructed by Zenas King, this Whipple truss style wrought iron bridge, replaced an unsafe wooden bridge in 1886. This bridge marked the transition of the use of cast wrought iron, instead of cast iron as it was more sturdy and durable.
Named after the city's founder Titus Bronson, the Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo has been a great landmark since its establishment. Hugely popular with kids and adults alike, the park also plays host to various events and concerts like art fairs, New Year's Eve festivities and much more. Flanked mostly by churches and important buildings on all sides, it forms the center of what is called the Bronson Park District of the city. Bronson Park is also home to one of the most popular sculptures in the city called Fountain of the Pioneers which portrays a Native American with the headgear standing face-to-face with an early western settler.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts or KIA as it is lovingly called is a rich resource for arts, and known to rope in some of the best traveling exhibitions in the state. Their permanent painting collection is not too bad either. Educational programs are always on for adults, kids, families and teenagers who can enjoy the classes and walks. Check website for details on past, current and upcoming exhibitions. Admission is free!
One of the noted community theaters of the country, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre came into existence in the year 1929. Over the years that followed, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre witnessed spectacular performances by established actors while incubating fresh talent. The theater has several acolades and records to its name including the astounding turn out of audience that graced the theater for the pilot of Avenue Q. Musicals form the backbone of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre but they also feature several plays. Performances are brought to life by gifted artists, and their amicable staff ensures every patron has a great time. The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre welcomes community participation which is one of the many traits that differentiate them from the contemporaries.
Named after reputed baseball coach Judson Hyames, first match on the Hyames Feild was played in the year 1939 and since then this baseball field has witnessed superlative performances by local favorites and outsiders alike. After a major renovation which was completed in 2011, the already spectacular stadium got an impressive face lift with VIP Suites, Dugouts and much more. This rennovation was spear headed by Robert J. Bobb- CEO Cardinal Growth L.P, hence the field was commemorated as Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field in 2011. The stadium is considered to be one of the best of its kind in the country, and every game is always a treat to watch here.
This charming museum is the perfect way to explore automotive history. From hot rods to pedal cars to an 1899 locomotive, you'll find cars of every shape and size here. Not only can you see over 300 cars, including antiques and collector vehicles, you can also see old American buildings. Spread out on 90 acres, the historic buildings adds to the vintage feel, including a Franklin Car Dealership from the 1918 and a 1930s Shell Gas Station. If you get hungry stop by the onsite 1941 George & Sally’s Blue Moon Dine for a slice of apple pie.