Things to do in Battle Creek, Michigan

Art Center of Battle Creek 265 E. Emmett. (269)962-9511
Art exhibits, programs, tours, unique Michigan art works shop. Donations welcome. The center is open from Tuesday through Sunday, year-round.

Clara's on the River (Depot Restaurant) 269-963-0966
Directions from I-94
Take exit 98B North. Left at Van Buren Left at McCamly

Battle Creek Parks (269) 966-3431
(Battle Creek Recreation) Open year-round.

Bailey Sports Complex home of the C.O. Brown Stdium, has a baseball and softball complex, shuffleboard area, a playground, picnic sites and boat launch. North of M-66, Battle Creek (269) 966-3606

Battle Creek Linear Park -a 17-Mile paved pathway that links natural waterways and city parks together, has areas for biking, jogging, walking, er skating, picnicking, fishing and canoeing. Linear Park can be accessed at several places throughout the Battle Creek Area.

Binder Park Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course. 6723 B Drive North, 8 miles south of Battle Creek. (269)966-3459

Binder Park Zoo 7400 Division Drive. (269)979-1351
Binder Park Zoo is involved in a variety of conservation programs to help preserve species like ring-tailed lemurs, white handed gibbons, Mexican wolves, red pandas and others. Visitors of all ages enjoy the natural forest environment and diverse native wildlife found in the park.

Fort Custer National Cemetery 15501 Dickman Road. (269)731-4164
Federal cemetery, 770 acres, includes the burial place for several German World War II prisoners of war and the grave of an unknown soldier. Lining the entrance are 152 American flags and nearby, each of the 50 state flags.

Full Blast Water Park 35 Hamblin Ave (269) 966-9667 Water Park, Rides

Gilmore Classic Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road. (269)671-5089
More than 100 restored vintage vehicles are on display in a half dozen barns.

Kellogg Arena - 1 McCamly Sq. (269) 963-4800 - Sports Exhibitions. Kellogg Arena is located in the heart of downtown Battle Creek, 4.5 miles north of I-94, and is part of the exciting McCamly Square complex which includes the AAA Four Diamond McCamly Plaza Hotel, rated one of Michigan's ten best hotels.

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary - 12685 East C Avenue Augusta. (269)671-2510 Located near Gull Lake, the bird sanctuary is open Summer 9 am - 8 pm and Winter 9 am - 5 pm. Ducks, geese, swans, and birds of prey are permanent residents.

Kellogg Forest 7060 N. 42nd St. north of Augusta
(269) 731-4597
716 acres owned by Michigan State University under the direction of the Dept. of Forestry. Kellogg Forest has more than 200 species of trees, 2.5 miles of auto trails, 35 miles of hiking trails and picnic areas.

Kellogg Farm Dairy Center 40th Ave. (269)671-2507
State-of-the-art dairy. Self-guided tour.

Kimball House Museum
196 Capital Avenue, N.E. (269)965-2613 Restored 1886 Victorian home furnished with antiques and exhibits of the period. Special exhibit on Sojourner
Truth. Also gift shop offering unique and unusual items. Home of the famous Strawberry Festival in June. Kimball Pines Park
1150 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek
(269) 964-7920
Open 8 a.m - 10 p.m. No entrance fee. Park offers pavilions, a playground, two miles of jogging/physical fitness tails and 20 exercise stations.

Kingman Museum of Natural History 175 Limit. (269)965-5117
On the grounds of Leila Arboretum, the museum features exhibitions focusing on natural history, a planetarium and "Fun to Discover" exhibits, plus a gift shop.

Leila Arboretum - West Michigan Avenue at 20th Street, Battle Creek
(269) 969-0270
Open daily during daylight hours, no admission
This 72 acre botanical garden features more than 3,000 exotic and native trees and other Michigan greenery, including shade and rhodedendron gardens.

The Rink: Open Aug - May daily.
Hosts open skating sessions, figure skating lessons and an ice-hockey league. 75 Houston Street, Battle Creek
(269) 966-3625

Willard Beach Open Memorial Day - Labor Day Daily from 9 a.m. - dusk
features a beach, a supervised swimming area, picnic grounds and three covered pavilions. George B. Place, 2 miles south on Goguac Lake.

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Clara's on the River, 44 McCamly St. N., Battle Creek, MI 49017 • 269-963-0966