The Great Lake State is known for many things such as having the largest freshwater system in the world and being the heart of the American automotive industry. But back in the day, we were also known for having the first outdoor pedestrian mall in Kalamazoo, Michigan and it is still thriving to this day. Whether you visit for a bit of history or to shop locally, the Kalamazoo Mall is a must-visit.

For a list of upcoming events, visit the Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership website. Have you walked downtown Kalamazoo before? Let us know your favorite places to eat and shop in the comments below. If you’re visiting in the summer, make sure you plan accordingly to experience Vintage In The Zoo.

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