Ott Biological Preserve

This greenspace includes nearly 300 acres of natural habitats. The network of trails takes hikers through the glacially formed landscapes including two spring-fed lakes, glacial ridges, and marshland. The Ott is known for its diversity of plant and animal life and is home to several rare and endangered plant species. The Ott is a must-see for hikers, bird watchers and nature lovers of all kinds.

Kingman Museum

Natural History.. Space.. Earth Science.. World Cultures!

Located inside the beautiful trails of Leila Arboretum, Kingman Museum is a hidden treasure in Southwest Michigan housing an extensive natural history collection, three floors of exhibits, and Digistar Planetarium. A local landmark in Battle Creek for over 80 years, Kingman Museum works to provide a universal place of hands-on learning for our community and a unique educational experience at every age with each visit.

Binder Park Zoo

The Binder Park Zoo is a 433-acre zoo that opened in 1977 near Battle Creek, Michigan, in the The United States. Binder Park Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Michigan and features a large array of animals and plants, including the Wild Africa Exhibit. It includes a train, a tram, a carousel, and a Wildlife Discovery Theatre. The Binder Park Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Binder Park Zoo is open from mid-April to mid-October every year.

Distance: 10.1 miles

Firekeeper's Casino in Emmett Charter, Michigan near Battle Creek

FireKeepers Casino is a 236,000-square-foot casino in Emmett Charter Township, Michigan, between Battle Creek and Marshall. It is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi. Construction began May 7, 2008, and the casino opened to the general public on August 5, 2009. Construction was a joint venture between Shingobee Builders and Clark Construction. The hotel and other additions opened in December 2012.

Distance: 9.2 miles

Flash Flood Water Park

Flash Flood Indoor / Outdoor Water Park is open seasonally between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Flash Flood features two, 200-foot outdoor water slides, zero-depth entry pools, a water playground and much more. Additional attractions include:

  • Inflatable Slide
  • Bounce House
  • Water Wars
  • Concessions include pizza, nachos, pretzels, chicken fritters, ice cream, candy, drinks and much more

Hours are subject to demand

Distance: 3.9 miles

Kitchen Proper

Foods are always seasonally fresh and prepared daily with quality meats, wild caught fish and in house prepared pastas and sauces.

Distance: 3.7 miles

Clara's on the River

Stop in any time for good food and a great view and place to walk by the river. Stop in this summer to enjoy live music!

Distance: 3.6 miles

Sweetwater's Donut Mill

Sometimes all you need at the end, or beginning, of the day is a nice, warm donut or muffin to satisfy your craving. Because of that, they are open 24 hours, 7 days a week! Stop in to taste the best baked goods around!

Distance: 8.8 miles

Station 66

Serving the highest quality ice cream, freshest donuts and locally grown produce (which they incorporate into their made from scratch menu).

Housed in a 1940’s gas station, they provide a fun outing for the whole family. “Take a drive back in time” and experience the simple, friendly atmosphere of Station 66, where community comes together.

Distance: 11.2 miles

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