Friday, February 11, 2011

Destination of the Day: Air Zoo, Kalamazoo, MI

Destination 5 in the series "Winter Blahs"


Part air museum, part indoor amusement park the Air Zoo now spans the original building and a massive new main hall complete with gift shop, viewing area, restaurant, and plenty of space to expand.  The rides do seem to overwhelm the impressive collection of aircraft, including a SR-71 Blackbird, F-14 Tomcat, and a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, but at least the rides will help keep part of the group happy while the other view the aircraft.  The original building's exhibits feel a bit dated and some of the aircraft are packed in tightly.  


The museum is located in the southern suburb of Portage.  While mass transit system has routes that go near the museum an autoless CTer may be better off taking a cab.  


Address:
Air Zoo
http://www.airzoo.org/
6151 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
866-524-7966



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