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

Feed the Giraffes, ride the open car zoo train or the zebra-striped tram at the Binder Park Zoo. Two on-site restaurants and many food carts are sure to keep you here all day! Checkout the calendar of events for an extra special experience.

Distance: 10.1 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

Lake's Sunrise Cafe

Serving Daily...Delicious Made-To-Order Hearty Meals for Breakfast or Lunch!

Distance: 1.8 miles 

Lux Cafe

Distance: 8.7 miles

Firekeeper's Casino

Distance: 9.2 miles

Full Blast

Gully Washer, the indoor water park, has two 100-foot water slides, zero-depth entry pool, interactive water play area and lazy river. Flash Flood, the outdoor water park, has two 200-foot water slides, pool and water playground.

Distance: 3.9 miles

Battle Creek Events:

May – Spring into the Arts

June – Cereal Festival and the World’s Longest Breakfast Table

June – Carboretum Car Show

June – Cheetah Chase

July – Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

July – Corks for Conservation

July – Leilapalooza Music Festival

August – Cruise the Gut

August – International Summerfest and Black Arts Festival

October – Zoo Boo

October – Fall into the Arts

October – Bonteboktoberfest

November – Christmas Parade

December – International Festival of Lights

Marshall Events:

February – Ice, Wine and Blues Fest

June – Marshall Blues Festival

July – 4th of July Chicken BBQ, Pet & Bike Parade and Rotary Band

July – Cruise the Fountain

July – Marshall Bluegrass Festival

July – Welcome to my Garden Tour

July – Quilts in Bloom Quilt Show

August – Calhoun County Fair

September – Historic Marshall Home Tour

September – Skeleton Fest

October – Firefighter’s Halloween Parade

November – Marshall Christmas Parade

November – Marshall’s Merry Mile

December – Candlelight Walk

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