Having a Party and Touring a City Like Kalamazoo will Be Memorable
Have a Beer Tour, Educational Field Trip or a Wedding Reception with a Charter Bus
Kalamazoo is located to the southwest of the state of Michigan and is home to the Western Michigan University, one of the largest public university in the state of Michigan. What turned Kalamazoo into a national pride is the fact that it is home to a large number of breweries located throughout the city. So much so that it was recognized as one of the biggest players in the American beer movement. Both Chicago and Detroit are located less than 150 miles from Kalamazoo and this must have been one of the reasons for the rapid growth and popularity of the city as a stopover. Before it was discovered, however, the Native Americans used the land that it sits on today as their hunting ground and the first trading post in the city was first set up to accommodate fur traders in the 18th and 19th century, thanks to its strategic location. In 2014, Nerdwallet included the city into a list of ‘Top 10 Best Cities for Work-Life Balance’. Due to the culture of home brewing and the sprouting of breweries and brewpubs, people will get to enjoy countless styles of beers so, you can check out attractions like Bell’s Brewery, Tibb’s Brewing Company, Gonzo’s Big Dogg Brewery, Rupert’s Brewhouse, One Well Brewing and many more! Visitors can also plan their trips to coincide with Kalamazoo Beer Week and Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival which are extremely popular annual events. There are also a very large arts, culture, sports and music movements in Kalamazoo so, things are sure to be fun during events like Art Hop, New Year’s celebration, Eccentric Day, Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s outreach programs and Kalamazoo Air Zoo’s aircraft event.
If you are a teacher or a parent looking for a place to bring your kids to during the holidays or for a field trip, check out the fun attractions, trails and hands-on exhibits offered by Kalamazoo Nature Center in downtown Kalamazoo but if you prefer art attractions, don’t miss the chance to bring the charter bus to Farmers Alley Theater instead. The Henderson Castle is so gorgeous and historical that the locals would often make it a venue for birthday parties or wedding receptions and when you are done, drop by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kalamazoo for LIVE entertainment and locally- and wonderfully-crafted beers. Lawton Ridge Winery has been winning over new fans since its inception and this would make the perfect place for a bachelor or bachelorette party. When it comes to community parks, the amenities at Markin Glen County Park are free to use; it is a quiet, open respite with playgrounds and sports amenities for people of all ages. US Coachways, in the meantime, is always ready to help connect our customers with the right charter bus, coach, limousine, party bus, mini bus, van, school bus or comfortable corporate vehicles for their events in and around Kalamazoo. If you have a special event coming up and are looking around for a reliable ground transportation company to work with, give us a call right now and we will get started as soon as possible. We hope to hear from you soon.
Let this Wonderful, Charming Michigan City Show you How to Have Unabashed Fun
You can have a bowling party, tour the city’s historic attractions, go from one brewery to another to sample delicious local craft beer for your birthday during your visit to Kalamazoo. We are sure that the following points of interest in and around Kalamazoo is going to blow your mind.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — One of the most defining factors that makes Kalamazoo different from other cities in Michigan is the fact that visitors will get to enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, whether it is in a group or solo. There will be skating at K-Zoo Skate Zoo with their family and friends; this attraction is a 6,800 square feet indoor skating area has a spine ramp and an outdoor skating area which measures more than 7,000 square foot. Visitors will also get to do some recreational rock climbing or have a party with friends at Climb Kalamazoo or organize a bowling party at Holiday Lanes and Sunset Lanes Bowling Center. Holiday Lanes has open bowling sessions and a full bar while there are pool tables, arcade and a grill offered by Sunset Lanes. If you fancy some laser tag or have a private event to host, check out the amenities at Airway Fun Center and if you like, there are more than 24 different craft beers at its taproom. As with the tradition of Kalamazoo, you can catch the latest first-run film while enjoying your favorite drink and enjoy a yummy dinner at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kalamazoo, or bring the party bus to the family-owned and run theater which was founded in 1966 called New Vic Theater.
- Art & Culture — The art scene is a huge thing in the city, as with their craft beer tradition. One of the best art attractions one should make time for is the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. It is both a museum and a community art school that actively serves the residents; as their exhibits are always changing and rotated, every visit to this chic museum is a refreshing one. Visitors should also make time for the professional theatrical performances by Farmers Alley Theater which also has a children’s theater and a popular cabaret series, State Theater which brings quality entertainment in the form of comedy nights, musicals and dramatic productions, and if there’s time, you should also check out the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and dance performances at Chenery Auditorium. But that’s not the end of it. There are LIVE performances, concerts and a large variety of local shows at Kalamazoo Civic Theater, Broadway shows and dance performances at Miller Auditorium, and a long lineup of uniquely inspiring productions by the people behind Gilmore Theater which is located on the campus of Western Michigan University. Most of these attractions offer classes all year round and has venues for special events like wedding receptions and birthday parties.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Visitors can go for a shopping spree at Bank Street Farmer’s Market where there are local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and a nice selection of gifts and souvenirs to purchase, or bring the charter bus to Crosstown Parkway to dig into some fair trade organic chocolates and hand-crafted baked goods like truffles and lemon white chocolate from Confections with Conviction. A trip to Kalamazoo is never complete without a beer tour. There are bus tours as well as walking tours but it is completely possible to organize your own. Drop by the Visitors Center or check the list of breweries and wineries around the city and schedule your own tour with the help of our charter buses. Otherwise, visitors will get to enjoy the authentic British-style gastropub, London Grill, which is conveniently located in the heart of Kalamazoo, enjoy locally-grown and made unique wines in the form of red, white and dessert wines at Lawton Ridge Winery, explore local wine as well as wine from all over the world together with the passionate people of Tempo Vino Winery of Kalamazoo.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — The best place to learn about the city is through the self-guided tours offered by Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Its exhibits includes a planetarium, the Stryker Theater and the kid-friendly Challenger Learning Center. Give them a call ahead of time if you intend to tour the facility in a large group. The Henderson Castle is a breathtaking historical landmark in Kalamazoo which is also a hotel, spa and venue for events like banquets and weddings. In fact, many customers make their way there a day before their weddings in order to enjoy the full spa and restaurant services. For those who love the region’s aviation history, THE place to be is at the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum in Portage, MI. It features the Air Zoo, home to 50 very rare and historic aircrafts and an exciting full motion flight simulator and rides for people of all ages.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — The city boasts of a large number of outdoor recreational centers as state parks and it includes Markin Glen County Park, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Ramona Park and the very unique Kalamazoo Nature Center. There’s fishing, swimming, camping and hiking at Markin Glen, and more than 200 acres worth of amenities at Portage Creek. The latter attraction was built in honor of the country’s 200th birthday and features playgrounds, multi-use paved trails and fishing spots. The residents would often make their way to Ramona Park for volleyball, football, tennis, baseball and barbeque, and if there is a field trip coming up, DO consider having one at the Kalamazoo Nature Center along N. Westnedge. The attraction offers monthly educational programs for adults and children alike and it will take patrons around outdoor trails like Barn Trail, Pioneer Woods and Prairie Pathways as well as its Nature Up Close exhibit.
There are Good Reasons Why US Coachways Made it to the List of Top 15 Largest Ground Transportation in the Country
Friendly and professional customer service, affordable and reasonable pricing, modern and luxurious vehicles...these are just a few reasons why US Coachways have become one of the largest ground transportation companies in the United States. We serve most major cities in the country, including this charming and unique city in Michigan. So, if you have a wedding reception, prom, field trip, corporate outing, tour, fundraising dinner or social gathering coming up, Contact us and we will help you find a reliable charter bus to cater to all your needs.