A father and son enjoy a spring day in downtown Battle Creek.
Battle Creek Downtown Partnership, establishing downtown Battle Creek, MI as a vibrant, livable, urban center.

Color the Creek
Color the Creek is SW Michigan’s First Street Art Festival. Since our inaugural event in 2016, Color the Creek has overseen the creation of 18 new public arts murals on buildings throughout Battle Creek, MI.

Lincoln Penny
Created by Richard Schlatter, this work of art is made from Lincoln pennies and won the 2017 Art Prize 2-D Public Vote Winner / Public Vote Grand Prize Winner. 
Friendship Park
Friendship Park has amphitheater-style seating overlooking the Battle Creek River and is idea for summertime concert series and other unique theatrical events.

Linear Trail
Over 25 Miles of trails circle the City of Battle Creek and offers a beautiful and safe trail for walking, jogging, cycling, and skating.
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McCamly Park
McCamly Park is host to the Post Band Concert Summer series and introduces veteran memorials along a paved path.

Mill Race Park
Mill Race Park features an ADA accessible play structure that is ideal for children of all abilities. During the summer, the park hosts free public movies.

Monument Park
Monument Park is a dramatic reminder of Battle Creek's intriguing past and contains historic stones and memorabilia, including the Sojourner Truth Monument.

Wave Park
Wave Park features a neo-modern water features celebrating the influences of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Rivers on downtown Battle Creek. Ideal for a mid-day splash pad visit!


Festival Market Square
Festival Market Square is an outdoor venue in the heart of Downtown Battle Creek. It has hosted Treat-the Creek, block parties, concerts, festivals, and more!

Full Blast
Full Blast Recreation Center, located in downtown Battle Creek across from McCamly Plaza Hotel, is an 88,000 square foot, multi-purpose recreation facility featuring a full service fitness center, locker rooms, indoor walking track, three large gymnasiums, batting cages, and multi-purpose space.

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

Kayak the Creek
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Kellogg Arena
Battle Creek Live! brings outstanding entertainment to Michigan, serving as the prime location for some of the biggest events in the entire area. From wrestling and gymnastics events to community gatherings and tradeshows, Kellogg Arena continues to be the venue for excitement, and entertainment in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Willard Library
Willard Library is one of the oldest libraries in Michigan and serves residents around Battle Creek, MI. The library is a valuable resource for residents offering books, a vast digital collection including audio books, e-books, DVDs, music, magazines, digital entertainment, and computers for public use. The library also offers local history archives, an extensive historical newspaper collection, and information helpful in researching genealogy.


Historic Adventist Village
Take a step back in time and hear the experience the beginning of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Your tour will include the authentically preserved or restored Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center, William J. Hardy Exhibit, 19th Century School House, Parkville Church, a Log Cabin tour, and more!

Kellogg House and Garden
W.K. Kellogg’s former home now sits in a park-like setting with beautiful trees, flowers, lawn and the Underground Railroad Sculpture. Along its riverfront is a popular local kayak launch!


Nearby Downtown

Arts Center Battle Creek
The Arts Center of Battle Creek presents high quality programs in the visual arts for the enrichment, education and enjoyment.

Binder Park Zoo
The Binder Park Zoo is a 433-acre zoo featuring a large array of animals and plants, including the Wild Africa Safari. Binder Park Zoo hosts many events and programs for adults and children alike.

Bridge Park
Bridge Park functions as an open air museum featuring the historic truss bridges that have been moved to and restored within the park. Historic Bridge Park is the first of its kind in the entire United States. Historic Bridge Park is also a fully functional park, with running water restroom facilities, picnic and playground areas, and paved trails.

Firekeepers Casino Hotel
Firekeepers Casino and Hotel features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, multiple restaurants and lounges, a live poker room and bingo room. It also includes a 243 room resort-style hotel complete with indoor pool, exercise facility, a business center, multi-purpose event center, and a variety of eateries.

Goguac Lake
Goguac Lake is a 352-acre lake in the City of Battle Creek. With a maximum depth of 66 feet, the lake is home fishers, boaters, kayakers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Kingman Museum
Located inside the beautiful trails of Leila Arboretum, Kingman Museum is a hidden treasure in Southwest Michigan housing an extensive natural history collection 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.

Leila Arboretum Society
Leila Arboretum is a 72 acre park open from sunrise to sunset. The site features a children's garden, rentals, disc golf, Natural History Museum, perennial gardens, native flower gardens, sculptures, Fantast Forest, and Kaleidoscope Garden.

Willard Beach
Open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Willard Beach provides public access to Goguac Lake. The Park includes ample parking, hard surface walking paths, picnic tables, grills, restrooms, and multiple rentable picnic pavilions.
Sojourner Truth Monument, Battle Creek, MI
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