The so-called ‘cereal city’ has been producing Kelloggs breakfasts since the very beginning. But this is not all that dear Battle Creek has to offer. The city is swathed in acres of luscious greenery and intrepid parklands. If it’s adventure you’re after, look no further. Pack your fishing pole and don’t forget your tent because the great outdoors of Battle Creek await.
Things to see in Battle Creek
One of the most impressive dedicated natural history museums in the country, the Kingman Museum, is a collection of wonders of the natural world. Learn about everything from archaeology and paleontology to geology and astronomy.
Cool down with a splash in the exciting waters of the Full Blast Water Park. A hit with both adults and kids alike, Full Blast is home to 150 000 square feet of tidal pools and slippery slides, some measuring over 200 feet.
Take a walk on the wild side at the Binder Park Zoo. Spanning an impressive 433 acres, the zoo is the home of land and sea animals from all over the world. Not only can visitor see animals from other continent but also enjoy interactive exhibits to learn more about their furry friends.
Hotels in Battle Creek
Battle Creek is a small town with small-town sensibilities, a sentiment echoed in the nature of most accommodation here. Luxury is not as important as comfort and good old hospitality.
There are many cozy guesthouses and independently-run bed-and-breakfasts. Mid-range motels are all the rage and there are definitely a few upscale hotels and resorts for those with a refined palate.
Where to stay in Battle Creek
Most visitors to the city prefer staying in Downtown Battle Creek, which has recently undergone somewhat of a makeover. In the past few decades an abundance of hotels, restaurants and cultural attraction have sprung up in the city making it quite the ideal location to be based.
The surrounding areas are pretty appealing as well. Springfield, for example, is great for families looking for a homier base. Centrally located between many of the county’s larger towns, including Battle Creek, Springfield is perfect for those wanting to hop from one place to another.
How to get to Battle Creek
Nearby Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International, located 26 miles from the city, is the nearest useful airport, Otherwise you need to arrive at Detroit Wayne County Airport which is two hours drive away.
Road tripping is fun in this area of the country, and pretty easy too with the straightforward I-94. If renting a car isn’t an option, don’t fret, simply make use of the many regional bus companies making the same journey.