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Planning a rock vacation in May
Things to do when you are not at the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show
by Jerrold VanNocker
If you are a rock & mineral enthusiast and live with in a day's drive of Kalamazoo you will want to attend the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show. If you are making a long drive to the show, why not hit a few rock shops on the way and book a couple of nights in the area?
As I can, I will add area attractions that you may want to explore before or after the show. I have also included a few area rock shops you can visit.
First the rock shops:
Approaching Kalamazoo from Chicago there are two rock shops worth a visit.
About 30 min. west of Kalamazoo in Paw Paw, MI is GeoScape Rock Shop on 37111 Red Arrow Hwy (a few miles off I-94). Eric and Ann have been rock dealers for a number of years Their shop has been expanding for a couple of years now. I have personal visited this store, it is well worth the visit. http://www.geoscaperocks.com GeoScape Rock Shop also will have a booth at the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show.
Some area attractions worth a visit:
Located less than a half hour away from downtown Kalamazoo and only 15 miles from the Kalamazoo Expo Center (location of the Rock & Mineral Show) is the largest Auto Museum in North America. Eat in a classic Diner from the 1940's and explore the history and engineering of transportation on four wheels. The casually interested will spend 3-4 hours here, the vintage car enthusiast can spend days.