Battle Creek: Stay-cation Guide

Battle Creek Area

South | Includes Battle Creek & Springfield

Located in Southwest Michigan, our county offers something for everyone, from cities to villages, world-renowned music to historical sites, well-groomed nature trails, to casinos, mouth-watering food and a multitude of sporting choices. No matter what you choose to do in Calhoun County, we are sure your visit will be full of great memories and good times.


Things to Do

  • Binder Park Zoo: Discover spectacular views of wild animals from elevated boardwalks. See a variety of rare animals in natural environments throughout the zoo.
  • Kingman Museum: Located inside the beautiful trails of Leila Arboretum, Kingman Museum is a hidden treasure in Southwest Michigan, housing an extensive collection of artifacts relating to natural history, world cultures, space and science, and technology, as well as a Digistar 4 Planetarium.
  • Leila Arboretum: Leila Arboretum’s dramatic 85-acre setting is recognized as one of the Top Four Public Gardens and Arboretums in the State of Michigan! Free admission keeps this gem accessible to everyone.
  • FireKeepers Casino Hotel: With over 2,800 of the latest slot and video poker games; 78 table games including blackjack, craps and roulette; a live poker room and exclusive high limit areas and VIP lounge, you’ll see why FireKeepers is Battle Creek’s newest gaming hotspot.

Where to Eat/Drink

  • JB’s Whiskey Old Style Grill: The #1 destination in the Battle Creek area for steaks and burgers, plus a hard-to-find selection of Whiskey and Bourbons.
  • Station 66: Here at Station 66 we pride ourselves on serving the highest quality ice cream, freshest donuts and locally grown produce (which we incorporate into our made from scratch menu).

Places to Stay

  • Holiday Inn Battle CreekWith a convenient location off I-94 near many businesses and attractions, Cereal City’s full-service hotel offers premium Battle Creek accommodations, making it the perfect place to base your next stay in Calhoun County.
  • FireKeepers Casino Hotel: With over 2,800 of the latest slot and video poker games; 78 table games including blackjack, craps and roulette; a live poker room and exclusive high limit areas and VIP lounge, you’ll see why FireKeepers is Battle Creek’s newest gaming hotspot.

More Info

  • Battle Creek Welcome Center: Stop by the Battle Creek Welcome Center for area information, gifts, souvenirs, and more.  We are the largest Battle Creek, Kellogg and Pure Michigan store in the region.