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We want your stay at the Oaklands to be as relaxing as possible. We've gathered the best places to eat, the best entertainment and attractions in Kalamazoo just for you. If you need any other recommendations, please let us know!

Entertainment | Off-Campus Dining | On-Campus Dining | Attractions


Miller Auditorium | (269) 387-2300
West Michigan's premier performing arts venue is right on WMU's campus! With everything from national Broadway tours to comedians, dance, family shows and popular music, Miller Auditorium offers something for everyone. 

University Theatre | (269) 387-3220
The WMU Department of Theatre is one of the top undergraduate training programs in the U.S. This award-winning program offers a variety of performances during the fall and spring semesters.

Kalamazoo 10 | (269) 345-7469
Established cinema with 10 theaters and economical rates.

Civic Theatre | (269) 343-2280
Praised by the public and its peers as an outstanding example of a successful civic/community theatre.

State Theatre | (269) 345-6500
West Michigan's premier live concert venue.


Off-Campus Dining

Epic Bistro | (269) 342-1300
A haven for the wine and food lover. With an award winning wine list, Epic Bistro is truly a unique dine experience

Fandango Tapas Bistro | (269) 226-9800
With stylish sophistication and flair, Fandango Tapas Bistro delivers tastes and wines reminiscent of the Mediterranean Coast of Spain.

Old Burdick's | (269) 226-3192
The pinnacle of dueling piano bars offering entertainment and food in a sophisticated, yet comfortable, atmosphere.

Olde Peninsula Brewpub | (269) 343-2739
Olde Peninsula has an on-site brewery, brewing over eight hand-crafted beers served on tap. Relaxed atmosphere with pub style food.

Saffron | (269) 343-2739
Authentic Indian restaurant with rave reviews and great service. Saffron offers vegan options, delicious curry and a lunch buffet.

The Union Cabaret & Grille | (269) 384-6756
A partnership with Western Michigan University, The Union is Kalamazoo’s only live entertainment venue that features faculty, alumni and students. A twist on American, Chef Eric Gillish offers some amazing eats, and the collection of items are highlighted with some great signature dishes. The Union is the perfect spot, no matter the occasion!

University Roadhouse | (269) 345-7990
Pub style restaurant. Known for excellent mixed drinks and their outdoor deck.


On-Campus Dining
Located across the street in the Bernhard Center

Bernhard Center Cafe

(269) 387-4844

Biggby Coffee

(269) 387-0600

Santorini Island Grill

(269) 387-0442


(269) 387-1789



Downtown Kalamazoo
Downtown Kalamazoo is home to shops, restaurants, festivals and museums. There's always something to see or do — check out the Downtown Event Calendar.

Kalamazoo Air Zoo | (269) 382-6555
6151 Portage Road, Portage

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) | (269) 349-7775
314 S. Park Street (at South Street), Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Nature Center | (269) 381-1574
7000 N. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Valley Museum | (269) 373-7990
230 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo

Crossroads Mall | (269) 327-6600
6650 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage