Going places.

Nightlife and hangout places

Arcadia Creek Festival Place

145 E Water St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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The Arcadia Creek Festival Site is the place to be. It annually welcomes the coolest festivals around. The Taste of Kalamazoo, The Ribfest, the infamous Winter Mixer on Ice ... the list goes on. There are often live bands on the modern stages and fun, friendly folks to meet and greet. The Arcadia section of Kzoo is one of the city's best - don't miss out!

Art Hop

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 342-5059

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Who says you can't have fun while learning, mingling and networking? Kzoo's annual Art Hop is a great time to get out and see more of the city. Held once a month, Art Hop features a schedule of art exhibits that are open to the public. You hop from venue to venue (snacks are provided) and see all there is to see.

Bronson Park

S Rose St & Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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History lesson: Kalamazoo's founder, Mr. Titus Bronson, donated the land that is Bronson Park way back in 1831. Now it's on the National Register of Historic Places. All of Kzoo can enjoy this New England-style commons located in the city's center.

Celebration Cinemas

6600 Ring Rd.
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 324-7469

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What has 12 screens and special student discounts? If you said Celebration Cinemas then you're right. Located in Kzoo's Portage area, Celebration shows the latest and greatest movies complete with stadium seating and the latest technological advancements.

Climb Kalamazoo

136 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 385-9891

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Climb Kalamazoo offers you open climb in over 10,500 square feet of climbing surface, including a lead cave.

Continental Lanes

3645 VanRick Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 343-2626

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With open bowling all week and bowling specials on top of that, head to Continental Lanes for some great fun!

The Corner Record Shop

1710 W. Main St #E
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 381-0218

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Located on W. Main Street, The Corner Record Shop has everything an audiophile could need. This store has everything from record players to DVD's. You may also be able to catch a few bands playing here from time to time.

Civic Theater

329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 343-1313

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When mom and dad come for a visit, clean your room, take them somewhere nice for dinner, and finish the night with something cultural. How about a nice trip to the Civic Theater? The Civic puts on shows like "Cats" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Fire Cultural Lounge

1249 Portage Street, Suite 1A
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 344-6659

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Head to the Fire Cultural Lounge for some great local theater productions.

Goodrich Kalamazoo 10

820 Maple Hill Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 345-7469

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Do SDDS, DTS, THX and DLP mean anything to you? If so, then head to the Kalamazoo 10 for a technologically superb movie experience. This megaplex has it all – stadium seating, a game room, café, party rooms for rent and kiosk ticket printing. Go online for shows and show times.

Holiday Lanes

2747 S. 11th St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-6100

The cool shoes, the smell of bowling alley food, the crash of pins, the inability to determine the time of day thanks to zero view of the outside world. Sometimes, a good bowl is just what you need. So, head over to Holiday Lanes.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N. Westnedge Ave,
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 381-1574

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The Kalamazoo Nature Center offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for any season.

K-zoo Skate Zoo

1502 Ravine Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
(269) 345-9550

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Check out Kalamazoo's Skate Zoo for skateboarding, inline skating and biking. Their spine ramp and street course comes with 6,800 square feet of indoor skating area, and they recently added an outdoor street course bringing an additional 7,200 square feet of skating area. You don't have to be Tony Hawk to give it a try.

Kalamazoo State Theater

404 South Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-6500

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The Kalamazoo State Theater, a fixture since 1927, is so beautiful you might have a hard time paying attention to the show. While operas and ballets are performed on the theater's main stage, the Band in the Basement features more contemporary performing artists.

The Little Theater

Oakland Dr & Oliver St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-2320

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Located on WMU's East Campus, the Little Theater is just that. But the price is right. Showcasing big-budget and art house films, the Theater lets students purchase tickets for a special discounted rate. Both the Western Film Society (which is student-run) and the Kalamazoo Film Society present films here.

Putter's Family Fun Center

7206 S. Westnedge
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 323-0100

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At Putter's Family Fun Center, fun is what you will be having. Putter's offers it all - from Putt Putt golf to arcade games, it's a great place to spend the day with friends.


7491 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-4609

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At Rollerworld they have open skate and skate rentals at affordable prices. You can also book parties, so if you need a place to host your next birthday bash, why not do it here?

WMU Lawson Ice Arena & Gabel Natatorium

2190 Lawson Arena, 1903 W. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-3050

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Open skate and open swim in the same place?! Sounds like a great set of plans.