Rock & Gem Show

Travel and Lodging

With the growth of the show we have been getting more questions from those traveling from a distance to visit, about where to find accommodations, eat and so on. We will start to develop this page in order to help you navigate Kalamazoo, if you are from out of town.

The show occurs at the Kalamazoo Expo

Center/ Fairgrounds.

The nearest hotel area to the expo center is the

Sprinkle Road and I-94 intersection, southeast of

the Expo center and only a few minutes drive away. 

There are several nice hotels on his strip as well as

some nice mom and pop places to eat and a few

franchises.  You can also find several Airbnb homes in the area if you would prefer to go that route.

A few hotels on Sprinkle Road are:

Clarion Inn

Holiday inn Express

Four Points by Sheraton

Candlewood Suites

Quality Inn

and more.

As of now, we do not yet have any special rates for the show, however, we are working on this for future shows.

From East: I‐94 to Exit 81 (BL‐94), turn right onto Lake Street.
From West: I‐94 to Exit 80 (Sprinkle Rd.), follow the roundabout to head north onto Sprinkle,
turn left onto BL‐94, turn right onto Lake Street.

UBER AND LYFT are easy to get in Kalamazoo, so if you don't want to drive, you can always use these services.

The Amtrak Train station will bring you in right downtown Kalamazoo. From there you can get an Uber or Lyft to your hotel or the expo center with minimal effort and cost.

The Kalamazoo International Airport (AZO) is not far from the Sprinkle Road hotel strip and is also an easy drive to the expo center.

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