VISITING WMU & the Pilot Plants



Kalamazoo is proud of our international community boast both national restaurant chains as well as some uniquely Kalamazoo eating experiences. The Discover Kalamazoo website provides the most recent Kalamazoo Restaurant Guide.


The UnionA downtown favorite is The Union, as more than half the nightly entertainment is provided by WMU students, faculty, or alumni. The partnership is not only apparent in the music, however. Entering from the City Center building (to which The Union is adjacent), the floor-boards are from the original gymnasium floor of the Oakland Gym, a WMU landmark. An abundant array of Western photos, old and new, are displayed around the restaurant, and the original artwork is always provided by Western’s College of Fine Arts.

Please do not hesitate to ask any staff member of the Pilot Plant for recommendations and detailed information.