Sunday, February 8, 2015

Destination of the Week: Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

Destination of the Week: Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

Summary: 
Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo, and its guardian angle has been working overtime!  While many cities its size (think Flint) have had a rough few decades, Kalamazoo, along with Grand Rapids, have just kept moving along.  When one company moved or was purchased, another took its place.  As some families became worried about continuing education costs, a VERY generous donor (or donors) established the Kalamazoo Promise for Kalamazoo Public School students.  Empty storefronts converted to breweries that moved on to having a national following.  Kalamazoo might not be one of the first cities you think of, but after this week, you to may become a believer.

Go if you like:
-Breweries
-Auto museums
-Air/space museums

Distance (Driving):
-Chicago: 147 miles/2h 17m
-Detroit: 140 miles/2h 7m
-Fort Wayne: 122 miles/1h 54m
-Indianapolis: 244 miles/3h 38m

Also serviced by:
Air (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport)
Amtrak (Kalamazoo Station on the Wolverine Line)

Link:
http://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/

Maps:






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