Magic is everywhere in Colon. The Lakeside Cemetery is the final resting place for over 30 magicians - more than any other cemetery in the world. Blackstone, Don Alan, Monk Watson,The Amazing Conklins, Jack Gwynne, Karrell Fox, Bob Lund and dozens more magicians are buried in Colon along with veterans of the Revolutionary, Civil, World Wars I &II and Gulf War.
Banners line the streets and stars line the sidewalk commemorating the magic and magicians who helped created the nostalgia of this unique village. Our Colon Museum also offers an insight into the history of the village and is open to visitors by appointment.
MAGIC is in the forefront here in Colon. For nearly 90 years the art of MAGIC has been a part of this community. We treasure our rich heritage and past but we also embrace the future and focus on our youth with our annual Magic Camp which is held during the 3rd week of July. Click HERE for more information - We welcome ALL Ages. You are never too old to learn magic - it's FUN & Educational !
"MAGIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!"
Tucked away in the southwestern part of Michigan, Colon offers just about everything you want or need. Experience Great fishing and water sports in one of our several lakes .
Located between Sturgis & Coldwater Michigan and just a few miles from Kalamazoo and Battlecreek, Colon boasts many of the amenities of a larger city yet keeps that 'small town' feel year around. We offer a Grocery, Pharmacy, Doctor, Dentist, Veterinarian,Auto Dealership, Post Office, Laundromat and several restaurants to visit. Several real estate offices in Colon can provide that perfect 'house' or 'cottage' for your family. Our local police department is TOPS and you will find this a friendly place to not only vacation but to raise your family as well. There is something for everyone here !You can always call our Visitor Center for information - 269.432.4017