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FireKeepers Casino Introduction

Owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi tribe, FireKeepers Casino Hotel is a 236,000-square-foot casino and hotel with 2,900 slot machines, 76 table games, and 6 restaurants, as well as a sports bar and cabaret entertainment. There’s also a 500-seat bingo hall, plus bars and lounges. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi ceded much of its land in 1820 and it finally achieved federal recognition in 1995. The tribe currently has approximately 800 members in the U.S., and FireKeepers is a major source of revenue for it.

Hotels near FireKeepers Casino

Like many casino hotels, the on-site accommodation offers many upscale amenities including suites with granite wet bars, full kitchens and even a baby grand piano. The hotel also offers a multi-level pool, steam room, sauna and an exercise room. By contrast, the clusters of lodgings adjacent to Interstate 94 are mostly more basic 1-star or 2-star hotels or simple motels. Most offer free Wi-Fi and breakfast, while some have pools. In Battle Creek itself, most hotels are down-to-earth accommodations. The best deals can be found in the chilly winter months.

Where to stay near FireKeepers Casino

With few upscale hotels in the vicinity, if budgets allow, staying at the casino hotel itself may be a good option. Battle Creek is known as Cereal City, as it was here that W.K. Kellogg invented Corn Flakes. The area is still home to Kellogg’s headquarters. The city center has many sites of historical interest, often relating to the growth of the cereal industry, as well as a choice of eateries. To the south of the city there are some upscale country clubs, lakes, and golf courses.

Things to see near FireKeepers Casino

In recognition of its cereal connections, a good place to start is at the Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center. Built in 1926 and overlooking Gull Lake, this historic house has been fully restored and offers informative tours. Binder Park Zoo features a safari through a 50-acre African-style national park with herds of impalas, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, ostriches, and one of the largest giraffe herds in the country. Weather permitting, you can take to the skies in a hot air balloon, with the highlight of the year being the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival.

How to get to FireKeepers Casino

The casino hotel is located 6.2 miles from Battle Creek, just off I-94 - take exit 104 to reach FireKeepers. The interchange with Interstate 69 is 5.8 miles away. There are 3,000 parking spaces at the casino hotel, 2,000 of which are in a covered garage. For members of the casino rewards membership, complimentary valet parking is included. The casino welcomes bus parties and has a comprehensive list of bus tours which can be booked. The W.K. Kellogg Airport, which is a public use civil-military airport, is a 10.4-mile drive away.