Visiting Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University

WMU Pilot Plants welcome you to Kalamazoo and the Western Michigan University campus! There's plenty to do during your stay — explore the links below to find places to stay, food, events at WMU, and other attractions.


Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport (AZO)
Delta, American, US Airways, United, and Delta airlines serve the Kalamazoo Airport.

Approximate drive time to Kalamazoo from other airports:

One hour

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Hotels within three miles:

Baymont Inn | +1 (269) 372-7999
Comfort Inn | +1 (269) 384-2800
Radisson Plaza Hotel | +1 (269) 343-3333
Holiday Inn West | +1 (269) 375-6000
Red Roof Inn | +1 (269) 375-7400
Staybridge Suites | +1 (269) 372-8000

Hotels within a 15-minute drive:

Fairfield Inn By Marriott, two locations | +1 (269) 344-8300 east | +1 (269) 353-6400 west
Hampton Inn, two locations | +1 (269) 344-7774 east | +1 (269) 372-1010 west
Marriott Residence Inn |+1 (269) 349-0855


Kalamazoo is proud of our international community that boasts both national restaurant chains as well as some uniquely Kalamazoo eating experiences. The Discover Kalamazoo website provides the most recent Kalamazoo Restaurant Guide.

Please do not hesitate to ask any staff member of the Pilot Plant for recommendations and detailed information.

Events and entertainment

Kalamazoo is home to the best arts, entertainment, and sporting events in Southwest Michigan!

Festivals and public events

Arts and entertainment

  • Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University
    Miller Auditorium is the premier performing arts venue in Southwest Michigan, offering world-class productions from Broadway and beyond.
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre
    West Michigan's premier lives concert venue is located in downtown Kalamazoo.
  • The Civic
    Great community theatre.
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
    10 galleries showcasing outstanding temporary and permanent collections.
  • Air Zoo
    The total flight experience! Includes aircraft on display, rides, and flight simulation.

Sporting events