Kalamazoo has a lot going on for a mid-size city in the Midwest. It’s the seat of Kalamazoo County, and it’s also less than three hours from both Detroit and Chicago. If you’re looking for some youthful culture, have no fear; Kalamazoo is home to the large, public Western Michigan University, and the smaller liberal arts school, Kalamazoo College. For those looking for a bit more highbrow culture, Kalamazoo also has several museums and theater groups, and is home to the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
For those with cars, Kalamazoo is easy to reach by Interstate 94. However, for those hoping to use public transit, have no fear; Kalamazoo’s Metro Transit provides bus service within the city limits. For out-of-town trips, buses provided by Indian Trails or Greyhound and trains run by Amtrak.