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Air Zoo

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Address: 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-3003
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+1 269-382-6555
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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With 100+ rare and unique air & spacecraft, amazing interactive...

With 100+ rare and unique air & spacecraft, amazing interactive exhibits, "hands-on" science experiences, indoor amusement park rides, full-motion flight simulators, a 4D theater, and much, much more, the Air Zoo in Portage, MI is your one-stop spot for educational family fun! Voted the #1 Museum in Michigan by American Towns Media and the "Best of Michigan" website, and also as the "Best Place to Spend the Day With Your Family" and "Best Place to Take Out of Towners", the Air Zoo is standing by to entertain and educate, and truly has something for everyone!

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Amazing for all ages!!!

My wife and son were here 2 years ago!! I thing this place is great. we spent 4 hours, we took lunch off site. they do have food on site but it was slow. All types of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
marcBayCity_Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and son were here 2 years ago!! I thing this place is great. we spent 4 hours, we took lunch off site. they do have food on site but it was slow. All types of aircraft, old and new.

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Thank marcBayCity_Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love planes, especially war planes, it's worth it. I remember it being a bit pricey to get in, but like most museums in the Kzoo area it is super nice. they have a great collection and some really nice exhibits. Planning to visit again sometime.

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Thank Bryan Z
Kalamazoo
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Air Zoo is samll enough to navigate for small children and older adults as well. /the rides keep the small ones entertained while others can listen to the wise and helpful flyers explain the intracies of the planes on display. Excitement for middle ages in simulators and space room.

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Houston, Texas
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411 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a great collection of mostly military aircraft dating from WWI through the 1980s. They are well preserved and attractively displayed. Exhibit signage is on the sparse side. More complete descriptions would be appreciated. Lots of kids activities are scattered throughout the building. There is also a very strong section on space flight. This is well worth a... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice with our grandkids and would even go back by ourselves. There are rides for the kids, and countless aircrafts of all types on display. And all of this is inside so you can go anytime. So much history from down through the decades. This is a big place with many areas filled to the brim.... More 

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Thank Rhonda L
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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 

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Thank Brendan B
Portage
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

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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 1 January 2017 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 

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Iowa, United States
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148 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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.

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Thank Jason M
Portage, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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