Whether you've just moved to the area or have been in Kalamazoo for a while, there are probably a few hidden gems that you're currently unaware of.

On Kalamazoo's Reddit, a user named u/FriendlyDrama766 made a post that said,

Absolute Hidden Gems in Kalamazoo. I’m looking for some new things to do in Kzoo, or even in the area, that would be fun to do on a date. I know myself but I’m a woman and don’t wanna drag this guy on some candle making adventure. I’ve always loved the Air Zoo but it’s something I’ve done before. Granted, I haven’t been in a while. But I’m not sure he’ll find it entertaining the way I do. We’ve gone to so many movies and I wanna do something different this time.

I always love checking the comments on posts like these because, even after living here for nearly 3 years, there's always a handful of things to do or places to visit that I had never heard of before.

This thread is no different.

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With over 60 comments, the locals of the Kalamazoo area stepped up once again to provide some ideas and suggestions.

Some of these you may have heard of but, maybe not. Check out these 12 hidden gems we all should check out in Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas:

12 Hidden Gems Everyone Should Visit in the Kalamazoo Area

Businesses, parks, museums...there's a lot to see and do in Kalamazoo. Thanks to local suggestions, here's a list of 12 hidden gems everyone should visit when in the Kalamazoo area.

You can see the full thread with even more suggestions from locals here.

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