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Southwest & Itineraries

Southwest & Itineraries

There is no one word to describe the Southwest region of Michigan. It is a cherished part of our state and has so much to offer:  festivals, wine, antiquing…the list goes on. While the activities and attractions in this region are varied, one thing remains the same. Each city and attraction is dedicated to giving travelers the very best experience.

Southwest Michigan is known as the fruit belt of the Midwest. They have taken their natural bounty and turned it into some of the best regional wine in the country. The wonderful temperate climate allows wineries to grow European grapes and make incredible wines, earning this region the nickname “Napa Valley of the Midwest.” There are dozens of vineyards and wineries that offer fantastic tasting, tours, and meals.

Photo By: Lisa Kukulski

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Antiquing is a well-loved pastime in Southwest Michigan and there is no shortage of shops to peruse. Stroll through acres upon acres of artifacts from times gone by, searching for your heart’s desire.

Experience Grand Rapids as you visit Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, an incredible outdoor sculpture collection, intriguing traveling exhibits, and 132 acres of gardens including a tropical conservatory and a carnivorous plant house. Wander the Victorian Gardens and get lost in the timeless beauty of this special landmark. Take part in a living, breathing museum as breathtaking works of art are installed along the cityscape and art lovers walk through the town.

Step into Holland, where Dutch culture is famously celebrated. The Tulip Time Festival takes over the city each spring, resplendent with tulips, wooden shoes, and more. The Netherlands comes to life as visitors immerse themselves in Klompen dancing, taking a waltz through a Dutch village at their leisure, and visiting a 248-year-old working Dutch windmill. From wooden shoes to a working windmill, Holland will provide authentic Dutch experiences.

Photo Provided By Matt Helmus of Windmill Island Gardens

Windmill Island Gardens

You’ll never be far from anything as you discover all that Kalamazoo has to offer. Wander the picturesque streets of Kalamazoo, mingle with the locals, and absorb the culture of this college town. Visit the rural countryside and experience one hundred years of automotive heritage at Gilmore Car Museum or skyrocket into the future as you experience a highly charged, multi-sensory experience.

Marshall offers tours of many restored sites within one of the nation’s largest historic landmark districts. Other stops like Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, Dark Horse Brewery and the Honolulu House anchor a vibrant downtown filled with unique shops, restaurants and sycamore-lined streets.

Enjoy the rural charm of this region by wandering through a corn maze, carving a pumpkin, or enjoying a glass of apple cider. Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA offers plenty of rustic, outdoor adventures— but you can also tuck into a home-style meal during a dinner theater production.

Southwest Michigan is a region of many charms. The natural bounty of the region is everywhere for you to enjoy. From locally made wine to exploring the history of our great state, your Southwest Michigan experience will enchant you from beginning to end.

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1000 East Beltline
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 US

Phone: (616) 977-7681
(877) 975-3171
E-Mail Address: chooker@meijergardens.org
Region: Southwest Michigan
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303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353 US

Phone: (616) 254-0374
E-Mail Address: kristin.phillips@nara.gov
Region: Southwest Michigan
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171 Monroe Ave. Nw Suite 545
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US

Phone: (616) 233-3574
E-Mail Address: BAvery@experiencegr.com
Region: Southwest Michigan
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18935 15 1/2 Mile Road
Marshall, MI 49068 US

Phone: (269) 781-4293
(800) 228-4315
E-Mail Address: patti@turkeyville.com
Region: Southwest Michigan
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240 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 US

Phone: (269) 488-9000
(800) 888-0509
E-Mail Address: aperuchietti@discoverkalamazoo.com
Region: Southwest Michigan
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Big City Mindset with Small Town Heart
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6865 Hickory Road
Hickory Corners, MI 49060 US

Phone: (269) 671-5089
E-Mail Address: kfischang@gilmorecarmuseum.org
Region: Southwest Michigan
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3700 E. Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060 US

Phone: (269) 671-2160
E-Mail Address: manorhouse@kbs.msu.edu
Region: Southwest Michigan
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1927 Turdor style mansion and estate built by the late W.K. Kellogg, Battle Creek cereal magnate open year round for tours.
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323 West Michigan Avenue
Marshall, MI 49068 US

Phone: (269) 781-5163
(800) 877-5163
E-Mail Address: Kimber@choosemarshall.com
Region: Southwest Michigan
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Come Feel Like a Local in the City of Hospitality!
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225 College Avenue
Holland, MI 49423 US

Phone: (616) 395-7200
(800) 903-9142
E-Mail Address: dkaeding@creativedining.com
Region: Southwest Michigan
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We really have the best of both worlds here at the Haworth Hotel. Holland, voted the second-happiest place to live in America!
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34 W Jackson Street, Suite 1A
Battle Creek, MI 49017 US

Phone: (269) 962-2240
E-Mail Address: sales@battlecreekvisitors.org
Region: Southwest Michigan
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Treat yourself to a visit to Calhoun County favorites… Battle Creek, Marshall, Albion!
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300 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913 US

Phone: (517) 335-0007
E-Mail Address: lorenzd@michigan.org
Region: Mid-Michigan
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