- TripBuzz found 58 things to do with kids in or near Portage, Michigan, including 43 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Augusta and Leland.
- From Airway Fun Center to Jungle Joes Family Fun Center, the Portage area offers 66 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Family Fun Center, Aviation Museums and Bike Paths.
- A short drive from Kalamazoo, Portage is a manufacturing town in Western Michigan. It is also home to Air Zoo, an aviation history museum and amusement park. The city has further invested in an expansive nature trail that is suited for walkers and cyclers alike. Other activities in the community include golfing, canoeing and shopping at the Crossroads Mall.
An entertainment center, Airway Fun Center features an arcade, a laser tag arena, bowling lanes, go-karts, bumper cars and a miniature golf course. It also provides private event hosting, a snack bar and a taproom with 24 beers.
An extensive indoor family fun park, Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center features a wide variety of inflatable bounce structures. The facility also has an array of redemption games. Jungle Joe's is available for party rentals.
Flight history, avionics, and planes are exhibited within the specialty Air Zoo. Attractions include standard museum-like exhibits, interactive activities, and even rides for children and families like a flight simulator balloon ride.
Sunset Lanes Bowling Center is a bowling alley that features open bowling with electronic scoring as well as tournament and league play. The center also features pool tables, a video game arcade, and a bar and grill.
Built to honor the 200th birthday of the nation, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park spans over 200 acres. Primary amenities at the park include a 3.5-mile multi-use trail, picnic tables, playground equipment, and areas for fishing from the shoreline.
As a recreations center, Mason Community Center has amenities like an aquatics facility, fitness center, gymnasium, and more. The center has a teen lounge, called The Edge, that features a climbing wall and exergaming units.
The main focus of South Westnedge Park rests within the numerous ballfields which cater to many local softball leagues. The park also includes a biking trail, soccer field, skate park, food concessions, and an inline hockey rink.