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The W.E. Upjohn Institute is located at 300 S. Westnedge Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Institute is on the west side of the street and is situated between South Street and Lovell Street, which run perpendicular to Westnedge. Westnedge is a one-way street going south. Our main lobby and parking lot are located off of Lovell Street, which is a one-way street going west.


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Directions from the South

     Using Northbound U.S. 131
As you travel north on U.S. 131 and approach the Kalamazoo area, pass I-94 and take Exit 36A, which is I-94/131 Business--Stadium Drive, and turn right to come East toward downtown. After about 3.5 miles, and soon after passing WMU’s Bronco Stadium, you will veer right at the light on South Street (youll see a clothing store named Frayed on the corner). Proceed two blocks on South Street, then turn right at the light at Westnedge. Stay in the right lane and go a very short block to Lovell. Turn right again onto Lovell and make an immediate right through open iron gates into the parking lot of the Institute.


Directions from the North

     Using Southbound U.S. 131
Traveling south on U.S. 131, as you get near to Kalamazoo you will want to keep an eye out for an exit ramp that goes east (left-lane exit) and says “Downtown Kalamazoo.” Take this exit ramp, which will take you on an eastward highway for 2 miles or so. Eventually this highway will bend right and become Westnedge Avenue, traveling south into Kalamazoo. (Friendly tip: watch your speed, as the speed limits go from highway speed to 35 to 25 quite rapidly). Make your way into the right lane as your go through lights at Kalamazoo Avenue, Michigan Avenue, and South Street. The next light is Lovell Street, where you will turn right. Then make an almost immediate right turn through open iron gates into the parking lot of the Institute.


Directions from the West

     Using Eastbound I-94
As you travel east towards Kalamazoo, you will turn off of I-94 and head north onto U.S. 131 towards Grand Rapids. Take the first exit (36A), which is I-94/131 Business--Stadium Drive, and turn right to come east towards downtown. After about 3.5 miles, and soon after passing WMU’s Bronco Stadium, you will veer right at the light on South Street (youll see a clothing store named Frayed on the corner). Proceed two blocks on South, then turn right at the light at Westnedge. Stay in the right lane and go a very short block to Lovell. Turn right again onto Lovell Street and make an immediate right through open iron gates into the parking lot of the Institute.


Directions from the East

     Using Westbound I-94
If you are traveling from the east heading west toward Kalamazoo on I-94, once you get near the Kalamazoo area, take Exit 81 to merge onto I-94 Business West toward downtown. You will travel about 3.5 miles following the signs for Business I-94, which will involve two well-marked left turns. After turning left on Michigan Avenue (which soon splits and becomes Kalamazoo Avenue, a one-way street), you will go about a mile and then turn left on Westnedge Avenue (look for the large green overhead sign for Westnedge). Proceed south on Westnedge. At the 3rd light, turn right onto Lovell Street and make an immediate right through open iron gates into the parking lot of the Institute.