Located in the Western Michigan area, Battle Creek is best known for being Cereal City, thanks to the 100+ years that Kellogg’s has been making cereal in the city. There is a lot to see when you visit Battle Creek Michigan with beautiful parks and a downtown area with lots of shopping and restaurants.
visit Battle Creek Michigan ‘Cereal City’
Binder Park Zoo – This zoo is huge, 433 acres! Feed the giraffes, watch the zebras. Experience where the deer an antelope play. Lots of rides and exhibits to explore.
Location: 7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek
Downtown Art – There is a lot of beautiful sculptures and artwork. See the combine, the water sculpture, the city lights that look like spoons (Cereal City ya know?!) and beautiful brick buildings.
Location: Division Street, downtown Battle Creek
Friendship Park – A perfect place for lunch in the park. There are beautiful murals and behind the park find a mural on the buildings. There is an amphitheater-style seating that has a deck for performances. You can find concerts here during the Summer and other theatrical events.
Location: Capital Ave S.W. at the entrance to the State Street, Battle Creek
Kellogg House Park – Bring your camera. This was W.K. Kellogg’s home. It is set up with a park-type setting. There are beautiful trees, flower and well kept lawn.
Location: 1 Monroe Street, Battle Creek
Kingman Museum – Open on the weekends with free admission (charge for planetarium show) Extensive collection of World Cultures. Check out their planetarium! They also have information on Earth Science, Natural History and Space.
Location: 175 Limit Street, Battle Creek
Kaleidoscope Garden – located at Leila Arboretum, this is an ever changing park. It is cozy at just an acre of space. This park allows kids to explore vegetables, flowers and more.
Location: 928 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek
history abound in Battle Creek
Oakhill Cemetery – Several prominent and famous people are buried in Oakhill Cemetery. Those people include: Sojourner Truth, W.K. Kellogg, William Wallace Lincoln (third son of Abraham Lincoln), John Forsyth (actor), Herman Hollerith (formed company that later became IBM), Joseph Henry (scientist), Walter Donald Douglas (on Titanic), Military: Samuel Sprigg “Red” Carroll, Charles Griffin, Peter Valentine Hagner, Thomas Sidney Jesup, John Berrien Montgomery, Reuben D. Mussey, Jr., William Ledyard Rodgers, Charles Henry Tompkins.
Location: 255 South Avenue, Battle Creek
Sojourner Truth Monument – Born Isabella (Belle) Baumfree, she changed her name. Sojourner was born in New York and became an abolitionist and women’s rights activist, writing the speech “Ain’t I A Women?“. She died and is buried in Battle Creek Michigan. In Battle Creek, you can find a 12 foot bronze sculpture as you enter downtown.
Location: Corner of Division and Michigan, Battle Creek
Underground Railroad Monument – The monument honors the men and women who ran the underground railroad.
Location: 256 W. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek
Now it’s your turn, what do you want to see and do when you visit Battle Creek Michigan?