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Air Zoo

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Address: 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-3003
Phone Number:
+1 269-382-6555
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great place for aviation and space curious kids

My family really enjoyed our visit to the Air Zoo! My two daughters love airplanes and flying liked looking at all of the old planes and climbing into some of the cockpits that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brendan B
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed our visit to the Air Zoo! My two daughters love airplanes and flying liked looking at all of the old planes and climbing into some of the cockpits that were there to test out. My son loves video games, so the flight simulators were more his speed- the one that moves and goes upside down was... More 

Thank Brendan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractions and features continue to expand. Our family found something to do for everybody. Recommended.

Thank JBSK1
Hartford City, Indiana
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very nice. Flight simulators for the older kids and small rides for the younger. Lots of hands on interaction displays. The SR71 Blackbird on display is awesome. Like Top Gun? Go see the F14 Tomcat up close and personal. Don't miss the restoration area either. We spent about 3 hours here and I would have liked another... More 

Thank Shayne3014
Iowa, United States
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141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for many years, and it just keeps getting better and better. Very convenient off of I94, you can spend anywhere from 2 hours to four or five hours easily. There are some very unique aviation historical pieces here including a 'Blackbird' amd several other famous military planes. I recommend this to anyone, especially young families.

Thank Jason M
Portage, Michigan
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We brought friends from PA and we were all delighted by the depth of information we received on our tour. It is a place everyone who visits Kalamazoo should tour; both young and old will love it.

Thank Cathy4142
Trufant, Michigan, United States
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266 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great activity as there is something for all ages. There are kids rides for all ages and more planes than you can imagine. My personal favorite is the SR71 Blackbird which holds several aviation records. Make sure you visit all the rooms as there are two rooms off the main area and the movie also. If you... More 

Thank Gregory T
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Such a great place! Very educational and fun! It was great for younger kids with lots of rides and excitement and it was great for teens, especially in the flight simulator. My father, a former Air Force flier really enjoyed all of the history.

Thank maybeefamily6
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Although it has rides for little kids, its more for older kids, teens, and adults. The planes are fun to look at, but the little ones don't let you read anything before running to the next spot. Don't miss the other hanger, which has the space ship rockets.

Thank Jared P
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We came here over 15 years ago with my grandfather when it was a single hangar with a bunch of planes and it was fun then. Now they have a large museum space with planes, rides, flight simulators, 3-D movie theater, and more. The entire space was very clean and I cannot say enough about the knowledge and friendliness of... More 

Thank lsiuta
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

ent yesterday while visiting a friend in Kalamazoo. I've been to a number of air museums, and this one was very good. As their name suggests, they focus mainly on flying craft (as opposed to tanks, cars, etc), but have a great selection of stuff - some WWI, lots of WWII, and again a nice selection of modern craft, Vietnam... More 

Thank schmitty233

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