Ski, Hike or See a Concert in Kalamazoo
Located about nine miles from Echo Valley and about 22 miles from Timber Ridge, the Country Inn & Suites, Kalamazoo is an ideal home base for hitting the slopes every winter. Throughout the year, enjoy family-friendly attractions like Air Zoo, home to amusement park rides, flight simulators and a 3D/4D theater. Our hotel is also within minutes of Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University if you're visiting a student or touring campuses. After your tour, catch a performance at The Civic Theatre or a concert at Miller Auditorium.
- Air Zoo (1.5 miles)
Treat the whole family to Air Zoo for aviation-focused fun, from rides and flight simulators to a 3D/4D theater and exhibits on historic aviators and their planes.
Phone: +1 (269) 382-6555
- Kalamazoo Nature Center (9.3 miles)
If you love outdoor activities, don’t miss the educational programs, trails, kayaking and butterfly gardens at this nationally acclaimed nature center.
Phone: +1 (269) 381-1574
- Echo Valley (9.6 miles)
Slip and slide at Echo Valley, a great place for family-friendly tobogganing, tubing and ice skating.
Phone: +1 (269) 349-3291
- Timber Ridge (21.7 miles)
Bundle up for a day of fun at this ski resort, offering slopes for beginner and experienced skiers plus trails for tubers.
Phone: +1 (269) 694-9449
Arts and Entertainment
- Wings Event Center (1.6 miles)
In addition to a schedule filled with ice skating, curling and Kalamazoo Wings hockey, this arena also hosts live concerts, trade shows and conventions.
Phone: +1 (269) 345-1125
- Kalamazoo State Theatre (4 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (269) 345-6500
- The Civic Theatre (4.3 miles)
Check the schedule to see a moving performance at this community theater founded in 1929.
Phone: +1 (269) 343-1313
- Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (4.3 miles)
Tour the galleries and exhibits at this center, or plan your visit to enjoy art classes or lectures on art history.
Phone: +1 (269) 349-7775
- Kalamazoo Valley Museum (4.4 miles)
Learning can be fun at this museum that offers informative exhibits on history, science and technology. Be sure to enjoy a show in the planetarium.
Phone: +1 (269) 373-7990
- Miller Auditorium (5.1 miles)
Buy your tickets to Broadway shows, concerts and cultural events at this venue located on the campus of Western Michigan University.
Phone: +1 (269) 387-2300
- Western Michigan University (4.6 miles)
Cheer on the Broncos athletes at nearby Western Michigan University, home to more than 23,000 students.
Phone: +1 (269) 387-1000
- Kalamazoo College (5 miles)
In town for a college tour? This small liberal arts college boasts a great reputation and a campus near beautiful Lake Michigan.
Phone: +1 (269) 337-7000