Battle Creek (Michigan)
The city is located next to Fort Custer, a large National Guard base. Part of the old Fort Custer army base is now a State Park.
Calhoun County Visitors Bureauaddress: 34 W Jackson St
By carBattle Creek is located between Chicago and Detroit on Interstate 94.
By busGreyhound stops at the Intermodal station downtown.
Battle Creek Transportation CenterAmtrak has several trains per day to Chicago (all westbound trains), Ann Arbor/Detroit (eastbound Wolverine Service), and Lansing/Port Huron (eastbound Blue Water Service).
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International AirportOffers flights with Delta and United.
W. K. Kellogg AirportA General aviation airport.
Battle Creek is the home of the Kellogg Company and Post Foods (division of Kraft Foods), famous for cereal and breakfast foods. The factories are located on the east side of town, but no tours are offered.
Hart-Doyle-Inoye Federal Centeraddress: 74 North Washington AveThe former Battle Creek Sanitarium building and its twin-towers dominate the city skyline. The building itself has a fascinating history, but current security guidelines mean that non-employees cannot enter the facilities.
Sojurner Truth monumentSojurner Truth, famous for her work in both women's wrights and African American freedoms was from Battle Creek and a large statue of her likeness can be see coming into town from the expressway, surrounded with various information placards.
First United Methodist Church of Battle CreekOne of Martin Luther King, Jr's last speeches was given here. A plaque commemorates the altar from which the speech was given.
phone: +1 269 979-1351address: 7400 Division Drive
Kellogg Community CollegeHas a permanent art collection distributed throughout the campus.
phone: +1 269-965-5117address: 175 Limit StA natural history museum. Has a advanced planetarium.
phone: +1 877-352-8777with many slots and tables games, restaurants, bars, and stage which attract many high-profile performers.
Fort Custer State ParkPart of the old Fort Custer army facility, centered on Eagle Lake. The State Park offers camping, swimming, and boating.
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium
address: 5775 Beckley RoadSmall shopping mall with the typical store names in and around it.
Festival Square MarketHosts a farmers market
phone: +1 269 963-0966address: 44 McCamly Street Southa great local restaurant
Arcadia breweryaddress: Michigan Avenue
phone: +1 269 979-0500address: 12812 Harper Village Drive
phone: +1 269 963-7050address: 50 Capital Avenue Southwestseveral hundred rooms of above-average quality.
- Gull Lake is a half-hour NW of the city.
- Marshall is a pretty little town east of Battle Creek, the Dark Horse Brewery there has excellent micro-brew beer in a casual atmosphere. Marshall also has many fine Victorian houses and a pedestrian-friendly downtown.