The Kalamazoo County Fair started around 1846 and is one of the oldest fairs in Michigan. The initial goal was where those involved in agriculture came together to exhibit their crops and animals. With the addition of other entities over the years, the fair is the premier educational event in our community. It provides a venue for more than 500 4-H youth to display their projects. The fair has always been about education and that continues to be its core mission.
Additionally, the midway rides and food vendors has become a big draw as well as the grand stand shows ranging from musical guests and smash up derbies to dirtbike racing and monster truck shows to name a few. Make it a tradition for your family, its great kid friendly fun!
My family enjoys it every year.
#Michigan #PureMichigan #Carnival #Fair #Kalamazoo #Midway #Kidsfun #TroverContest
Best said in their own words...
So what is fuel?
Another hole-in-the-wall restaurant?
Not exactly.
Only a restaurant?
Not exactly.
You want a thick greasy burger and a super-sized candy-water? But that's not who we are; it's not on our map. We can't even tell you how to get there. Not in good conscience.
Suppose you try this instead?
fuel is ....
Whatever we can think of. Whatever makes sense. And big sense of fun.
An alternative to bottom-line, bottom-dollar, business-as-usual capitalism.
You've seen restauranteurs who believe the quality of food is more important than the quality of the life of a community. That's not what we believe. That philosophy would never get us to our destination.
We offer the finest and freshest in Plant-based, Grain-based, Eco-focused cuisine.
We are Kalamazoo's only completely vegetarian, raw and vegan-friendly restaurant and a deliberate rip in the fabric of the all too-typical, modern American food-ways.
Our philosophy: Unequivocally Community Driven
With each bite of fuel's food, you are supporting space that offers culinary arts classes and on the job training to traditionally marginalized young people. fuel will build on Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative’s holistic workforce training and youth development programs which provide life skills, grant writing, arts training and work experience for youth from traditionally marginalized communities. With fuel's training and kitchen space - Fire will be able to develop its culinary arts program - bites. fuel will help Fire continue to serve as a model for economic and youth development in the Edison neighborhood and the Kalamazoo community by providing a permanent and licensed kitchen home for bites. As a result, fuel will help Fire addresses the deeply ingrained social cycle of poverty, violence, and neglect that effects people ages 16 to 24. fuel staff understands that restaurant training and mentoring provides experience in a thriving hospitality sector and allows young people to identify their passion while supporting themselves and their families. At fuel, our attempt is to take it a few steps further. After young adults are trained through and cater for Bites for a minimum of six months, fuel intends to provide at least one youth with a job in the restaurant. As the business grows, fuel will continue to hire more Bite's trained staff.
#PureMichigan #YesThereReallyIsAKalamazoo #Michigan #Kalamazoo #KalamazooCounty Milham park in north Portage/south Kalamazoo is a great little park. I grew up coming to this park and now I bring my family here every chance I get. Come and feed geese and ducks with your kids, grill out on one of the many grills, have picnic, or a party under the pavilion, play catch or frisbe in one of the open areas or bring the kids the newish playground area. There is plenty to discover in this park, plan to spend the day if you can, you won't be disappointed.
(Quick Fact: this park used to have a zoo!)
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Kalamazoo with free breakfast and outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool


Situated in Kalamazoo, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Milham Park Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Air Zoo and Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a business center. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk.

Room Amenities

All 116 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Baymont by Wyndham Kalamazoo East

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Baymont by Wyndham Kalamazoo East features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This business-friendly hotel also offers barbecue grills, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Baymont by Wyndham Kalamazoo East is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 116 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 70 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Fairfield Inn Marriott Hotel Kalamazoo East
  • Fairfield Inn Marriott Kalamazoo East
  • Baymont Inn Kalamazoo East Hotel
  • Baymont Inn Kalamazoo East
  • Fairfield Inn Kalamazoo East Hotel Kalamazoo
  • Baymont Wyndham Kalamazoo East Hotel
  • Baymont Wyndham Kalamazoo East
  • Baymont Inn Suites Kalamazoo East

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