CALHOUN COUNTY - MICHIGAN
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WELCOME Calhoun County, it’s Battle Creek… and so much more! In Calhoun County you’ll discover unique communities that offer a wide variety of family activities to enjoy all day, all week, and all year. • Battle Creek World-renowned as the “Cereal City” • Marshall A Historic Landmark District • Albion A family-friendly college town • Athens Home to live alligators! These communities, and many more small but wonderful towns, make Calhoun County a unique destination to experience. Enjoy the fresh air and scenic views on one of our many hiking and biking trails, take a leisurely stroll down a beautiful river walk, attend a festival or event - where food and fun naturally go hand in hand, or explore one of our great attractions, which include: • Binder Park Zoo • Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA • FireKeepers Casino • Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum • Full Blast! Water Park • and so much more! Calhoun County, it’s Battle Creek… and so much more.
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THE LINEAR PARK Exercise your body
Exercise your mind The Battle Creek Linear Park offers unlimited recreational opportunities including walking, running, biking, rollerblading, picnicking, play equipment, fishing and river access.
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The Park’s 25 miles of paved pathway, winding through wooded areas, open fields and parks, is perfect for a brisk jog or a leisurely stroll. The Linear Park is wheelchair accessible. Linear fun is for everyone.
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Battle Creek Parks and Recreation (269) 966-3431 • www.bcparks.org
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Battle Creek When it comes to good family fun, Battle Creek brings more to the breakfast table! Known as the Cereal Capital of the World, Battle Creek celebrates its heritage in a variety of entertaining and enjoyable ways. The Cereal Festival is celebrated in June and features the World’s Longest Breakfast Table, which is followed by a day of activities and events that draw thousands of participants each year. Are you interested in history? Enjoy a sculpture, monument or museum to find out more about Battle Creek’s role on the Underground Railroad, as the birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist religion, or other interesting facts that make Battle Creek a unique place to visit. Are you looking for family fun? Events take flight early in July in the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, featuring hot air balloon launches and plane demonstrations. Later in July head to Leila Arboretum for the Leilapalooza Music Festival - over 30 bands take the stage throughout the day from a variety of genres. Want to play outside? Bailey Park, a facility that hosts some of the finest baseball and softball tournaments, is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely picnic or to release some energy on the playground equipment. Or bike, run, walk or blade along the Linear Park pathways and enjoy the great outdoors. Or explore Binder Park Zoo - named one of America’s Best Zoos, test your Lady Luck at FireKeepers Casino, or keep it cool at Full Blast! indoor/outdoor water park. In Battle Creek, your options are more than just a tasty breakfast!
Cardboard Classic Sled Race Sunday, January 26, 2014 Check in: 12:30 PM Design judging begins at 1:30 PM Downhill races begin after judging (In the event of no snow or if it is raining and the race cannot be held, we will still hold the design judging in the pavilion.) This is a free event but registration is required.
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An Interactive Experience for Kids 301 S. Superior, Albion, MI 517-629-8023 • www.kidsnstuff.org
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Albion Nestled between the bustling cities of Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and Lansing, Albion offers visitors open air and a cornucopia of fun. Albion can be explored on foot, by kayak or canoe, or by bicycle. Everything you want to do today is within a comfortable distance from everything else. Welcome to Albion! Like sporting events? Albion has a worldclass 18-hole disc golf course that has been utilized for national competitions. The nationallyrecognized Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center features competitive dressage and jumping events. And Springport Speedway offers racing enthusiasts spirited summer fun. Like playing outdoors? The Kalamazoo River meanders through Albion and offers fisherman and paddlers alike with a great time outside. Bicyclists can also peddle through Albion on their way to Concord, Homer, or Marshall. Have children? Albion’s Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum offers children education, exploration, and fun in an indoor environment while Victory Park’s Jungle Gym is over 100,000 square feet of all things climbing, sliding, and swinging outdoors. Interested in history? Self-guided walking tours take you throughout downtown and Riverside Cemetery. The Gardner House Museum, our curator of all things Albion, includes information about the Tuskegee Airmen from Albion. Like culture? Albion College offers live performances at Goodrich Chapel, free lectures on campus, artwork at the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, and star-gazing at the Observatory. During summer, Victory Park’s Band Shell is ablaze with live music.
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Marshall Welcome to Marshall, a National Historic Landmark District where time stands still along tree-lined streets featuring fully restored Victorian homes. Visitors first notice the grand, white pillared Brooks Memorial Fountain - built in 1930 and designed after Marie Antoinetteâ€™s garden fountains in Versailles. The fountain features a fascinating light and water show during the summer months. Take a carriage ride to explore the rich history of this idyllic setting, or pick up a brochure for a self-guided walking tour. More adventurous souls can sign up for a Marshall Ghost Tour a guided walking tour filled with intriguing tales of haunted mansions. Learn even more by participating in the popular Marshall Historic Home Tour, which has opened local homes to visitors every September for over 50 years. Downtown Marshall offers a variety of shops filled with one-of-a-kind treasures. The busy downtown is a testament to the passion of a community that keeps this historic gem thriving! Enjoy a taste of Marshall at one of its family-owned restaurants including Schulerâ€™s, which has been serving guests from around the country for over 100 years, and Cornwellâ€™s Turkeyville USA, which boasts a professional dinner theatre and serves everything turkey! For the micro-brew fan, Dark Horse Brewing Company takes the mug with its award-winning brews. Marshall also features a variety of museums as well as the Calhoun County Fair, the oldest county fair in Michigan. Marshall is a community of small-town charm where you are always welcome!
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214 E. Mansion St., Marshall Business Office (269) 789-9677 Box Office (269) 781-0001
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Home to the Marshall Civic Players Bringing you concerts, musicals, plays, art exhibits and much more. Come and see what everyone is talking about. â€œBuilding Community Through the Artsâ€?
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Visit one of the largest national historic landmark districts in the small urban category in the United States. Fine dining, antique and specialty shops, museums, boutiques and much more make Marshall the perfect stop for your getaway!
Marshall Open 7 Days AWeek for Lunch & Dinner
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Unique Gifts & Home Decor Your Destination For Every Occasion Since 1977 Unique Gifts • The Best Cards • Vera Bradley • Fun Clothing & Accessories • DaVinci Beads • Wine Accessories • Kitchen Gadgets • Permanent Christmas Loft • Open 7 Days 1927 Barton Theater Organ played on request
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107 E. Michigan Avenue, Marshall 269-781-7570 www.americanmuseumofmagic.org
2014 Calendar of Events in Marshall
May 17 May 24-26, May 31- June 1 May 22-23
May 26 July 4 July 4-5 July 12-13 July 19 July 21-26 Aug. 10-16 Sept. 6-7 Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 6-7
Tourism/Hospitality Day in Marshall/ 31st Annual Oaklawn Hospitality Classic 10th Annual Mayfaire Renaissance Festival, Fairgrounds 21st Annual Quilt Show - Stitches in Time, Middle School Memorial Day Parade, Downtown Fourth of July Celebration, Fountain Circle 13th Annual Cruise to the Fountain, Fairgrounds 24th Annual Welcome To My Garden Tour, Marshall Area 11th Annual Marshall Main Street Blues Festival, Downtown 17th Annual Bluegrass Festival, Fairgrounds 166th Calhoun County Fair 51st Annual Historic Home Tour 13th Annual Marshall Civil War Ball and Social Event Baker’s Dozen Beer Run 14th Annual “If These Stones Could Talk… A Living History Portrayal” Children’s Costume Parade Santa’s Bag Arts and Crafts Show, Marshall High School 50th Annual Marshall Christmas Parade, Downtown Retail Christmas Open House, Downtown 35th Annual Christmas Candlelight Walk (reserved tickets only)
Conveniently located on the crossroads of I-94 (Exits 110 & 112) and I-69 (Exit 36) For your free getaway packet call: 1-800-877-5163 or 269-781-5163
A Smart Phone Tour of Calhoun County Scan the Code
Take the Tour Tag Calhoun offers fun, informative and interactive tours of Calhoun County that you can access on your smart phone using a QR code reader. The walking tours allow the user to explore the historical sites throughout the county. Listen to entertaining stories, browse and upload photos, and learn fun facts all through your mobile phone.
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Attractions When you visit Calhoun County, plan on a full schedule! There are activities for all ages, and great places for the family to visit. Feed the giraffes in the Wild Africa Exhibit at Binder Park Zoo (named one of ‘America’s Best Zoos’), and don’t forget to visit the petting zoo while you are there. Full Blast, the indoor/outdoor water park, invites you to cool off during the hot summer months. Explore your children’s imaginations at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum in Albion - or discover the whole world, from earth to space, at Kingman Museum. As dinner rolls around, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA is a family favorite. Enjoy a world-famous turkey dinner as you watch a professional dinner theatre performance, and then find a one-of-a-kind Turkeyville souvenir in the gift shop before having dessert - homemade ice cream! Take the night off and “get your Vegas on” at FireKeepers Casino. After trying your luck, a variety of dining options will round out your night with menus sure to satisfy any appetite. For the history buff in the group, visit the Historic Adventist Village and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center to learn the history and heritage of Battle Creek. Visitors can try out some of the health treatments and practices from more than a century ago in the interactive exhibits, while discovering the divine health principles that made the Battle Creek Sanitarium world famous. Explore Calhoun County and fill your schedule with some of the countless attractions, fun for all ages!
Arcadia Brewing Company 103 West Michigan Avenue (269) 963-9690 www.arcadiaales.com
Arcadia Ales is Battle Creek’s own working artistic craft brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Downtown. Internationally acclaimed for distinctive and innovative handcrafted ales, the pub/restaurant is anchored by a wood-fired oven from Naples, Italy and a Southern BBQ Pit. Superior service combined with world-class ales and inspired wood-fired cuisine, welcomes visitors to enjoy! Brewery tours Saturday afternoons or by appointment.
Art Center of Battle Creek 265 East Emmett Street (269) 962-9511 www.artcenterofbattlecreek.org
Binder Park Zoo 7400 Division Drive (269) 979-1351 www.binderparkzoo.org
An African adventure awaits you! Discover spectacular views of wild animals from elevated boardwalks. Get nose-to-nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country as you explore Wild Africa and feed a giraffe! Experience a variety of animals from around the world - all without leaving the country! The Zoo is a seasonal attraction. The Zoo hosts a variety of off-season events including the Great Zoo Boo in October!
Carmike Cinemas 5775 Beckley Road (269) 979-7713 www.carmike.com
View the newest released movies at Carmike Cinemas, offering 10 screens, located in the Lakeview Square Mall.
Clara’s on the River 44 North McCamly Street (269) 963-0966 www.claras.com
Clara’s on the River is a landmark of downtown Battle Creek. Clara’s is located in the old Michigan Central Railroad Depot, featuring the history of Battle Creek, with each room displaying antiques, stories and scenic views. The patio is a perfect spot for summer entertainment, or during the holidays for gazing at the International Festival of Lights displays. Enjoy a drink while you peruse the 17-page menu. Banquet rooms and special banquet menus are available. Sunday brunch is always fun!
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center 480 West Van Buren Street (269) 965-3000 www.adventistheritage.org
Located in the Historic Adventist Village, this is a great interactive family attraction that offers a fun learning experience for people of all ages. Visitors experience health treatments and practices from more than a century ago, while discovering the divine health principles that made the Battle Creek Sanitarium world famous. Open April 1 October 31. Sunday–Friday: 10AM-5PM, Saturday: 2PM-5PM.
ETC Arts Studio 157 Capital Avenue NE (269) 788-6654 www.cirfun.com
The Art Center of Battle Creek presents eight to ten exhibits per year. Art classes are offered throughout the year for adults and children, as well as a gift shop featuring Michigan artists. Special events are hosted throughout the year including summer art festivals and the Holly Mart at Christmas. Open Tuesday – Friday 10AM-5PM & Saturday 11AM-3PM.
The Children’s Garden at Leila Arboretum is a one-acre outdoor learning environment where children of all ages discover the wonderful world of plants and their role in daily life. Open from April through October.
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Children’s Garden at Leila Arboretum 928 West Michigan Avenue (269) 969-0270 www.lasgarden.org
The ETC Arts Studio is a vibrant, multi-faceted art experience for the shopper looking for a variety of gifts. The Gallery has over 30 artists with a wide spectrum of visual arts for sale. This is an inclusive organization that has activities for people with all abilities. Open M-F 10AM-5:30PM.
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Historic Adventist Village
The recreated 19th century village takes visitors back in time to restored and replicated buildings. Visitors view history in a restored log cabin, one-room school house, and other houses and churches of the Adventist pioneers who settled in the west end of Battle Creek over 150 years ago.
May 24, 25, 26 & 31 June 1 2014
r. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center Offers a fun learning experience for all ages. Learn about health treatments and practices of more than a century ago, while discovering the health principles that made the Battle Creek Sanitarium world famous and how these health principles led to the invention of the flaked cereals which made Battle Creek, “the Cereal Capital of the World!” Groups and Buses Always Welcome (pre-arrangement preferred) Free Parking
No Charge, Donations Welcome www.adventistheritage.org
FireKeepers Casino and Hotel 11177 East Michigan Avenue (877) 352-8777 www.firekeeperscasino.com
Take a night off, and get your Vegas on. You deserve it. FireKeepers has 2,800 of the latest slot & video poker games; hand dealt table games including all your favorites like blackjack, craps, and roulette; a live poker room; live Bingo; and an exclusive high limit area and VIP lounge. At FireKeepers Casino, your every move is on the money.
Flash Flood at Full Blast 35 Hamblin Avenue (269) 966-3667 www.fullblast.org
Flash Flood at Full Blast, the internationally Award-winning family water park has over 80,000 square feet of fun sure to please everyone. Amenities include indoor and outdoor water parks, inflatables, bungee run, trampoline, food court and more. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Fort Custer National Cemetery 15501 West Dickman Road (269) 731-4164 www.cem.va.gov
Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center 74 North Washington Avenue (269) 961-7015 www.dlis.dla.mil
Once Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium (1903-1942), it became the Percy Jones Army Hospital (1942-1953). Today it houses elements of the Defense Logistics Agency. During its centennial, the building was renamed for three former Percy Jones patients - Senators Philip Hart, Robert Dole and Daniel Inouye. Free tours are available 9AM-3PM (except weekends and holidays) on a limited basis. Call (269) 961-7015 for reservations at least one week in advance.
Select from many fresh fruits, vegetables, and an exciting array of wine, deli items, and cheese. Or visit the seasonal garden center for plants, flowers, and trees.
Kimball House Museum 196 Capital Avenue NE (269) 965-2613 www.heritagebattlecreek.org
The Kimball House Museum is a Queen Anne style Victorian house, built in 1886 as the family home for three generations of physicians. Special exhibit rooms focus on the Battle Creek Sanitarium and Sojourner Truth. Displays include the pioneer room, general store and the servant’s quarters. Heritage Battle Creek will open the House Museum, call for an appointment.
Kingman Museum 175 Limit Street (269) 965-5117 www.kingmanmuseum.org
Kingman Museum is the only natural history/ anthropology museum in southwest/south central Michigan. It has a state-of-the-art Digistar 4 full-dome HD planetarium system. Kingman renovated its mezzanine galleries in 2010. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 12PM-4PM. Friday 12PM to 5PM.
Meyer’s Toy World 72 North Avenue (269) 963-2768 www.meyerstoy.com
Tour a converted Victorian house filled with room after room of unique toys and games. Look at the model trains running throughout the store. Touch the huge selection of new and classic toys. Play on the slides and swings or at the Thomas table. Laugh and see the latest fun family games! In the Motorsports area, hop on a scooter or quad. Kids old and young love Meyer’s Toy World because of the friendly and welcoming fun!
Fort Custer National Cemetery is one of 131 National Cemeteries and one of two in Michigan. It is the final resting place and national shrine to over 26,000 veterans and family members. Cemetery grounds open daily.
Horrock’s Farm Market 235 Capital Avenue SW (269) 966-3200 www.shophorrocks.com
Historic Adventist Village 480 West Van Buren Street (269) 965-3000 www.adventistheritage.org
This recreated 19th century village takes visitors back in time through restored and replicated buildings. Visitors experience living history in a restored log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, and the houses of the Adventist pioneers who settled in Battle Creek in 1855. Sunday-Friday 10AM-4PM Saturday 2-4PM.
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Monument Park Corner of Division (M-66) and Hamblin Avenue (269) 962-2240 www.battlecreekvisitors.org
Monument Park was created in 1917 and the first statue was erected to honor cereal magnate C.W. Post. The stone history tower, containing historic stones and memorabilia, dates from the 1930’s. The 12-foot high sculpture of Sojourner Truth was dedicated in 1999.
Oak Hill Cemetery 255 South Avenue (269) 964-7321
Most of Battle Creek’s earliest pioneers are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery including: James and Ellen White, co-founders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and equal rights campaigner. Also, W.K. Kellogg, and his brother John Harvey Kellogg, as well as cereal and marketing magnate C.W. Post, are buried in Oak Hill. Gates are open from 8AM-dusk daily. The office is open 9AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday.
Sojourner Truth Monument Corner of Division (M-66) and Hamblin Avenue (269) 965-2613 www.soujournertruth.org
The 12-foot high sculpture of Sojourner Truth was dedicated in 1999. It was designed by internationally recognized sculptor Tina Allen.
Southern Exposure Herb Farm 11269 N Drive North (269) 962-1255 www.southernmoon.com
Southern Exposure invites visitors to stroll through the lush gardens, experience a quiet moment in one of the gazebos, or visit the gift shop located in the preserved and restored 1830’s barn. Guests are also welcome to tour the historic, restored farm buildings located in the rolling countryside.
Kellogg House Park 1 Monroe Street (269) 969-2042
The Kellogg House Park is located along the Linear Trail and on the grounds of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Here you will find the Underground Railroad sculpture and W.K. Kellogg’s former home.
West Columbia 7 Theatres 2500 West Columbia Avenue (269) 963-3456 www.gqti.com
This Battle Creek theater has seven screens for the latest movies presented in Dolby Digital & DTS sound with stadium seating.
What A Do Theatre 4071 West Dickman Road (269) 282-1953 www.whatado.org
Presenting life-affirming, live, professional theatre, the What A Do Theatre showcases performances that reflect and challenge the values and beliefs of the community. Featuring contemporary playwrights who express their voice through dramas of strong humor: dry, wry or otherwise. Check the website or call for current show listings.
Willard Library 7 West Van Buren Street (269) 968-8166 www.willard.lib.mi.us
Willard Library has more than 220,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other materials in their collection. Best sellers, genealogy, children’s story times, family book club, Internet classes, and other services are provided. The Helen Warner Branch is located at 36 Minges Creek Place. Seasonal hours vary, call for details.
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium 50 West Van Buren Street (269) 925-9501
The W.K. Kellogg Auditorium is located in Downtown Battle Creek. The Auditorium hosts the Brass Band of Battle Creek and many other musical performances.
American Museum of Magic 107 East Michigan Avenue (269) 781-7570 www.americanmuseumofmagic.org
Founded in 1978, the museum contains two floors of artifacts of all the great magicians of the 19th and 20th centuries. See the only Magic Museum of its kind in the world. A separate research center, with an archive of over a million pieces of magic information, and a 50,000 volume library is open by appointment.
Bogar Theater 223 East Michigan Avenue (269) 781-3511 www.marshallmovies.com
The Bogar Theater is a local favorite movie theatre showing the latest movies.
Brooks Memorial Fountain Downtown Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
Calhoun County Fairgrounds 720 Fair Street (269) 781-8161 www.calhouncountyfair.com
The Calhoun County Fairgrounds is home to Michigan’s oldest fair. Throughout the year enjoy a variety of different events at the fairgrounds.
Capitol Hill School 602 E. Washington Street (269) 781-8544 www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org
Built in 1860, this school was in use for 101 years. It became a museum after being acquired by the Marshall Historical Society. Visitors can see a 19th century school room and children’s toys and games from yesteryear. Tours by appointment only.
Journey back to a slower time at Turkeyville USA nestled on a 400-acre farm where turkey is king. Since 1968, Cornwell’s has been serving turkey many different ways. Visit the Country Junction gift shop and discover unique gifts, the Ice Cream Parlor, the General Store, the Dinner Theater, and a variety of events throughout the year. Camp Turkeyville features modern RV facilities and a heated pool. Open daily.
Downtown Marshall 323 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5183 www.cityofmarshall.com
Marshall is one of the most beautiful cities in Michigan. It’s also a storehouse of 19th century American small town architecture that has given it status as a National Historic Landmark District. Come stroll through the beautifully preserved tree lined downtown district and discover one of a kind collectibles, antiques, galleries, clothing, and more. Grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing cafes or attend one of the many fun events scheduled throughout the year.
The Firehouse Pottery Studio 109 East Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5828 www.thefirehousepotterystudio.com
The Firehouse staff will supply plenty of ideas to inspire you. Design and paint your own original dinnerware, tiles, vases, and much more to compliment any room in your home. Or create personalized gifts for loved ones, teachers, coaches, family and friends. The possibilities are endless!
Franke Center for the Arts 214 East Mansion Street (269) 789-9677 www.frankecenterforthearts.com
The Franke Center for the Arts, home of the Marshall Civic Players, provides a wide array of performances by professionals, special guest artists, community members and students. The Franke offers great acoustics, comfortable seating and great hospitality.
The Brooks Memorial Fountain is a lovely Greek revival structure built in 1930 which features a regular evening color light show mid-May through mid-September. This Marshall landmark is located at the entrance of the downtown area, located on what was once the site of the first courthouse and is at the exact center of Calhoun County.
Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road (269) 781-4293 www.turkeyville.com
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall 402 East Michigan Avenue (269) 781-8544 www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org
Built in 1902 as a meeting place for Civil War Veterans and their sons, the Grand Army of the Republic Hall is now the archival center for the Marshall Historical Society and a Marshall museum. Open June-August, Saturdays 12PM- 4PM, by appointment other months.
Governor’s Mansion Museum 612 South Marshall Avenue (269) 781-5260 www.marshallmi.org
Currently the home of Mary Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Governor’s Mansion was built in 1839 with hopes it would become the Governor’s home if Marshall were selected as the state capitol. The Governor’s Mansion is open to the public Sundays from 1:00PM – 5:00PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Historic Barton Theatre Organ Mole Hole of Marshall 150 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5923 www.molehole.com
The Historic Barton Theatre Organ plays music all year at the Mole Hole in Marshall. Originally purchased for the Garden Theatre in 1927, this organ has been entertaining customers since 1977.
Historic Walking Tours Marshall Area (269) 781-5163 www.historicmarshall.org
Marshall, a community abundantly rich in history with diverse and beautiful architecture, offers guests a variety of walking tours. This tour brochure gives brief descriptions of some of the community’s most signifi cant structures and highlights the area included in the National Historic Landmark District. Brochures available throughout the day at the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce office, 323 W. Michigan Ave. Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM – 7PM, Sat. and Sun. 11AM -4PM.
The Honolulu House Museum 107 North Kalamazoo Avenue (269) 781-8544 www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org
The Honolulu House Museum was built in 1860, by the first U.S. consul to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. The exterior architecture is a blend of Italianate, Gothic and Polynesian. The interior features paint-on-plaster wall and ceiling paintings restored to the splendor of the 1880’s, including period furnishings and authentic replicas of the carpets. Open May 1st to October 31st, daily, 11AM to 5PM. Off Season by appointment.
Marshall Carriage Company 203 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-8818 www.marshallcarriageco.com
Come experience Marshall from a horse drawn carriage as you escape the hustle and bustle and slow down to days gone by. A full service carriage company available within the city of Marshall only. Weather permitting, call for times.
Marshall Ghost Tours 203 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-8818 www.marshallcarriageco.com
Take a leisurely 90 minute stroll by some of Marshall’s most haunted homes and buildings to hear the stories of a past untold until now! Be amazed at how many of the charming streets possess more than the daylight hours can show. This is certainly a part of Marshall’s past that guests won’t want to miss so plan to bring a camera! There are so many tales from beyond, certain to create an evening full of storytelling and intrigue, compliments of the knowledgeable and friendly guides.
Marshall Historical Society 107 North Kalamazoo Avenue (269) 781-8544 www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org
The Marshall Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the heritage of Marshall, Michigan. It owns three museums; the Honolulu House, the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Capitol Hill School. As the leader in local historic preservation and education, the Society sponsors entertaining events for the entire family—from the “granddaddy of Midwest home tours” to a festive Candlelight Walk to custom designed tours for groups of any size.
Marshall Postal Museum 202 East Michigan Avenue (269) 979-2719 www.marshallmi.org
Discover a wonderful collection of Postal memorabilia housed in the Marshall Post Office. This unique museum shows how life has changed in the past century and a half. The postal artifacts on display are the largest collection in the United States. Six rooms and annex building with mail buggies and vehicles house the display. Tours available by appointment only.
Marshall Town Hall 323 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5183 www.cityofmarshall.com
This stone barn was built in 1857 and was operated as a livery stable and station for a stagecoach company. It was later rebuilt and restored into Marshall’s Town Hall.
Michigan’s oldest operating inn, the National House was built in 1835. The Inn was completely restored and re-opened in 1976 as a bed and breakfast establishment.
Oakridge Cemetery 614 Dibble (near Homer Rd) (269) 781-7895 www.marshallmi.org
Developed in 1839, the Oakridge Cemetery is the second oldest operating cemetery in Michigan. Michigan’s first U.S. Representative, Issac Crary; Michigan’s first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Mary Coleman; the innovators of the Michigan School System, Crary and Abner Pratt; and an escaped slave whose friends’ and protectors’ law suit helped to cause the Fugitive Slave Act of 1856 (which caused the civil war), Adam Crosswhite are all buried here. A self-guided walking tour brochure is available at the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce.
Riverside Inn Scrapbooking Retreats 18212 B Drive North (269) 420-2724 www.scrapbookriverside.com
This is a unique and fun weekend getaway for the scrapbooking visitor. Hosted weekends include: five delicious meals, endless snacks, freshly baked treats, and beverages (coffee, tea, soda). Call or go online to complete your registration.
Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub 115 South Eagle Street (269) 781-0600 www.schulersrestaurant.com
The award-winning Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub has been welcoming guests since 1909. Exceptional food, service and atmosphere are found in the dining room and pub. Enjoy fresh baked bread or purchase private label wine, crackers and cheese. Traditional Sunday brunch buffets on selected dates and Sunday supper menu available weekly.
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Albion Albion College Observatory 606 E. Cass (517) 629-1000
Erected in 1883, Albion College’s refracting telescope still dazzles onlookers with its precision and view.
Albion’s Historic Walkway Historic Commercial District (517) 629-5533 www.greateralbionchamber.org
Walk through the historic heart of the city using a self-guided tour map which interprets sites and landmarks. Maps are available for a small fee at the Gardner House Museum and the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce.
Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Albion College Campus 611 East Porter Street (517) 629-1000 www.albion.edu/art
The Bobbitt Visual Arts Center features the works of nationally known artists and is located on Albion College’s campus.
Cherry Creek Cellars 2199 North Concord Road (517) 531-3080 www.cherrycreekwine.com
For over 100 years, four generations of Burtkas have been making wines in this country. Based on European roots, it was the goal to create a boutique winery that made a few excellent wines, using old world hand crafting. Cherry Creek invites you to visit their winery and tasting room and to linger awhile to visit with the family and taste the fruit of their efforts in this intimate setting.
Downtown Albion (517) 629-5535 www.albiondda.org
Downtown Albion is a state commercial historic district with one of the few remaining brick main streets in the state. The Kalamazoo River bisects the central business district and is accessible for canoeing close by. Shopping, eating, and family entertainment are available in this friendly downtown. During the summer and fall months enjoy the Farmer’s Market.
Gardner House Museum 509 South Superior Street (517) 629-5100 www.albionhistoricalsociety.org
This 1875 Second Empire-style Victorian mansion is now the home of the Albion Historical Society. Restored and complete with period furnishings, it is open Mother’s Day through September. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 2PM – 4PM. Groups and interested visitors can call for additional hours or appointments.
Goodrich Chapel 201 N. Ingham St., Albion College (517) 629-1000
Located on the Albion College campus, Goodrich Chapel offers musical performances and concerts throughout the year.
Holy Ascension Orthodox Church 810 Austin Avenue (517) 629-6345 www.orthodoxchurchalbion.org
This historic church was built in 1916 by Albion’s Russian community, shortly after the turn of the century, as they worked at the Albion Malleable Iron Company.
Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum 301 South Superior Street (517) 629-8023 www.kidsnstuff.org
Built on imagination, powered by play, Kids ‘N’ Stuff gives the family a place to play and learn together with interactive exhibits. Exhibits span the arts, sciences and more. Open year-round and great for children ages 0-10.
Ken Shenstone Studio 29005 Albion Rd. (517) 629-5876 www.kenshenstone.com
Watch pottery being wood fired in an anagama style kiln. Ken Shenstone’s studio is recognized as only one of three anagama style kilns in the United States. Pottery is also available for sale.
Michigan Historic Site: Mother’s Day Reiger Park, 200 E. Erie St.
Albion is Home to Mother’s Day and the site where it originated is marked.
Riverside Cemetery 1301 South Superior Street (517) 629-2479
Listed in the State Register of Historic Sites, the first burial occurred in 1837. The cemetery reflects Albion’s ethnically diverse population including natives of Italy, Lithuania and Poland. This is the final resting place of people with state and national significance, including State Senator Warren G. Hooper. His case was one of the most famous unsolved murder mysteries in Michigan in the late 1940’s. Self-guided tours/maps are available at the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce.
Sweet Seasons Orchard 15787 Allman Rd. (517) 524-8535 Apples, pears, peaches, plums, and cherries in season. Sweet Seasons is also a bakery and offers jellies and jams. Hayrides and other fun activities available.
Zukowski’s Meadowview Farms 4698 H Drive South (269) 753-5026 www.zmfarabian.com
Zukowski’s Meadowview Farm offers a wide range of equine activities for all ages and abilities. Services include private riding lessons in every discipline, birthday parties, camps, training, showing, boarding, and above all a safe and fun learning environment for everyone to enjoy. The training instruction produces national champions, and the lesson program is nationally recognized. Beautiful facility, riding trails, indoor heated riding arena, show barns, and more.
Athens Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary 1698 M-66 (269) 729-4802 www.alligatorsanctuary.com Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a place for all reptiles and amphibians to find a safe haven and receive the proper care needed to live out their lives safely and securely. There are over 35 alligators ranging in age from 1 1/2 years to 15 years old.
Schuler’s Arts 1201 Maple St. (517) 629-8293 Attend art classes in a variety of mediums and watch live pottery firings. Artwork is also available for sale.
Harvey’s U-Pick 2651 15 Mile Road (517) 767-3408 www.harveysupick.com
Fresh delicious produce in-season including: hand-snapped asparagus in May, U-Pick and picked strawberries in June, raspberries from July - October, blueberries in July and August, pumpkins in the fall and chestnuts from September - December. Call for hours and crop availability.
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Station 66 4588 D Drive South (M-66) (269) 979-5766
The store, which is rich in local history, specializes in Michigan made products and local produce. Check out their 20 flavors of premium hand dipped ice cream, homemade donuts, made from scratch food menu and unique grocery items. Open May through December.
Wonder Why Alpaca Farm, LLC 1996 E Drive South (269) 979-0552 www.wonderwhyalpacafarm.com
At the Wonder Why Alpaca Farm visitors will find a farm full of energy and excitement regarding all aspects of the alpaca industry especially education and fiber arts. Services include breeding, sales and education including farm tours, on site events and seminar. Visit the farm and experience the Wonder of Alpacas.
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CACHE CALHOUN - Adventure is Out There Search for hidden treasures… in Calhoun County! The Calhoun County Visitor’s Bureau invites you to participate in the 2014 Cache Calhoun Challenge. With new caches added annually, there is new ‘treasure’ to be found every year! Geocaching is the outdoor sport, or game, of searching for hidden objects using GPS coordinates. The CCVB caches are hidden so that the searcher will learn a bit of Calhoun County history along the way. To participate, visit www.cachecalhoun.org and create an account to get started. Then head out with the GPS coordinates for one of the ten caches in this course. Using your GPS device or phone (with downloaded smartphone app), feel the sense of adventure begin as you start your search for the Calhoun County caches! Each cache is rated with its level of difficulty – sure to please the beginning cacher and challenge the experienced cacher. After you find each cache, write your account
name and the date the cache was found in the log book. If there is an object in the cache you can take it, but you must replace it with something of equal or greater value. Lastly, place the cache back exactly how you found it and record your find on the website so others can view your results. This creates a fun, ongoing dialogue with fellow cachers. The CCVB caches are scattered throughout all of Calhoun County, and each cache hides a clue. Write down the clues as you find them and come into the CCVB for a prize when you have them all. You will also be registered for the grand prize drawing. “Once you start, you’ll be hooked,” said Debbie and Dennis Wilson, avid Calhoun County geocachers. “Geocaching is a great hobby because it can be done alone or with your family. It’s also a great way to get the family off the couch and out into open spaces.” The 2014 Cache Calhoun Challenge course will be available in spring 2014. For more information, or to download or request a copy of the brochure, visit www.cachecalhoun.org or call the CCVB at 800.397.2240.
Sports & Recreation Calhoun County offers a wide variety of sports and recreation options to keep you busy. Battle Creek is home to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) State Finals in several sports, and Bailey Park hosts some of the finest baseball and softball tournaments in the country. Come and root for your favorite team! The Kellogg Arena is constantly buzzing with trade shows and concerts. It is also home to wrestling, basketball, and volleyball tournaments throughout the year. Revolution Arena is a premier ice arena with open skate opportunities. Calhoun County is a golfersâ€™ dream! There are 13 golf courses in the area that will challenge not only the beginner, but also the most advanced player. Is mini-golf more your game? Calhoun County has several courses including Krystal Falls Golf Land, Hit â€˜em Here and Riverview Recreation. Have you tried disc golf? Now would be a great time to do so! Calhoun County offers many courses including Irving Park and Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, Begg Park in Springfield, and Victory Park in Albion. Need a place for the kids to unwind? Calhoun County is home to Historic Park Bridge, Linear Park, Mill Race Park and more. Victory Park, located in Albion, has a state-of-the-art playground complete with castle motif along the riverfront. The parks are equipped with playground equipment and areas to enjoy a family picnic. Calhoun County is crossed by several rivers and has quite a few lakes of all sizes - making this area a destination for water lovers of all types. From the sandy beaches of Willard Beach, to canoeing down the Kalamazoo River, to ice fishing on Duck Lake, Calhoun County has the water for every reason and every season. Calhoun County is the destination for sports and recreation!
Your Personal Best--Local 2014 Runs - Marshall’s Oaklawn Hospitality Classic, May Run through historic Downtown Marshall and get a sneak peek into the city’s past! Stay afterwards and tour the many unique museums for free!
- Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase, June This 5K course has a variety of surfaces including asphalt, brick, boardwalk, crushed rock, and grass. There is a combination of up hills, down hills, tight turns and flat stretches throughout the course. Native Michigan woodlands are in abundance along with a wide variety of zoo animals to catch your eye.
- Cereal City Classic, June This annual event utilizes the Linear Path. Leaving the YMCA and traveling east on VanBuren, the 5K will make a turn and return on the Linear Path, the 10K will join the Linear Path and proceed to Bailey Park, turn around and return on the Linear Path. The course is shady and flat, you’ll love the scenery and your time.
- Homer Hogstravaganza 5K, August Join Homer’s summer celebration and take part in their 5k! After the race, enjoy a parade, music and fireworks!
- Summer in the City 5K, August Join friends and family for the third annual Summer in the City 5k Run and 1mile Fun Run. The USATF certified course is fast and flat so runners have a great opportunity to achieve a new Personal Record. Alternatively, have fun walking the course and enjoying the scenery alongside the Battle Creek river.
- Albion Festival of the Forks Run, September
Start the festival off right with a run through downtown Albion. Afterwards, enjoy all the exciting activities at Albion’s Festival of the Forks.
- Bakers Dozen Beer Run, September Starts in downtown Marshall at Louie’s Bakery (don’t forget your complimentary donut!). Runners will pass historic homes in Marshall before heading out to the country roads. You’ll finish at Dark Horse Brewing Company where racers receive $3 pints all day.
- Kellogg’s Dig ‘Em Dash 5K, October Line up in front of Kellogg’s World Headquarters in downtown Battle Creek and wind your way through the cereal city! Be on the look out for all of your favorite Kellogg’s characters. Participants enjoy goodies provided by Kellogg’s. All proceeds benefit the United Way.
- Road Hawg Classic, November Run at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base and experience a view that not many people get to see! Gallop down the same stretch of runway that C-21 Aircraft taxi on every day. This is a mostly paved and challenging course with a bridge that adds a hill for the 10K runners!
Visit www.runcalhoun.org for run dates!
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Battle Creek Bailey Park 1392 Capital Avenue NE 49017 269-966-3431
Boasting more than 80 acres, this multi-use park features three full-sized baseball stadiums, including the 5,000 seat C.O. Brown Stadium; two quadra-plex softball diamonds, four sand volleyball courts; a playground and 12 shuffleboard courts.
Battle Creek Bombers Baseball Club 1392 Capital Avenue NE (269) 962-0735 www.battlecreekbombers.com
The Battle Creek Bombers, 2011 World Series Champions, are a member of the prestigious Northwoods League, the countryâ€™s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The Northwoods League offers the highest level of competition to the best college baseball players each summer. The Bombers play a 35-game home schedule at C.O. Brown Stadium, located in Bailey Park.
Battle Creek Family YMCA 182 Capital Avenue NE (269) 963-9622 www.ymcabattlecreek.org
The Battle Creek Family YMCA is committed to building strong kids, strong families, and a strong community. Offering fitness, wellness, nutrition, and aquatics programming for adults and children, as well as a variety of other programming. Teen, adult, and family day passes are available. Battle Creek Flight Basketball
The BC Flight Battle Creek Central Fieldhouse 100 W. VanBuren Street (269) 275-3638
The BC Flight, Battle Creekâ€™s own professional basketball team, is going into their 9th season. Come on out to watch some serious hoops action and cheer on the local team.
Historic Bridge Park 14930 Wattles Road (269) 781-9841 www.calhouncountyroads.com
Historic Bridge Park is a unique park whose focus is the historic truss bridges that have been moved and restored within the park. This allows truss bridges to be preserved for their historic and aesthetic value. This park is the first of its kind in the United States. It is a fully functional park, with bathroom facilities, picnic areas, and paved trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and bicyclists. It is located on the banks of the Kalamazoo river with a boat and canoe launch.
Fort Custer Recreation Area 5163 Fort Custer Drive (269) 731-4200 www.michigandnr.com
This recreation area has three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, high rolling meadows, wetlands and abundant woods. There are 28 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails. 219 modern campsites, 2 mini cabins, and 3 rustic cabins. Activities include Eagle Lake beach, picnic shelters, disc golf, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and cross country skiing.
Highland River Adventures (269) 339-0771 www.highlandriveradventures.com
Highland River Adventures offers kayak rental and guided kayaking tours to the public.
Kellogg Arena 1 McCamly Square (269) 963-4800 www.kelloggarena.com
Consisting of over 30,000 square feet, the Kellogg Arena proves to be flexible space and able to accommodate a variety of events. Events include sports, concerts, trade shows, meetings and more. The combination of small town hospitality mixed with big city capabilitie, provides the opportunity for events the whole family can enjoy!
Krystal Falls Golf Land 15190 Helmer Road (269) 964-4000
The family can enjoy 18-holes of fun, outdoor mini-golf! Hungry? Enjoy a snack from the concession stand.
Leila Arboretum 928 West Michigan Avenue (269) 969-0270 www.lasgarden.org
The 72-acre Leila Arboretum features more than 2,000 trees, a grand entrance with a picturesque fountain, themed fl oral gardens, gazebos, sculptures, paved pathways, sitting benches, a peace labyrinth and rolling hills perfect for winter sledding. Come for a casual stroll or run the one or two mile loop. Enjoy the disc golf course. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Linear Park Throughout Battle Creek (269) 966-3431 www.bcparks.org
With more than 22 miles of paved pathway the park is perfect for walking, running and biking. The path goes throughout Battle Creek. Free brochure available at the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau.
At M-66 Bowl, visitors can find everything a bowler needs, regardless of their experience or average. There are 56 beautifully maintained lanes with state-of-the-art electronic scoring. M-66 is one of Battle Creek’s premiere bowling establishments offering a snack bar, three lounges and a full-line pro-shop.
Mill Race Park East Michigan Avenue (269) 966-3431 www.bcparks.org
Constructed in 1991, the park commemorates the historical mill race which powered the village’s first industries. The mile-long channel was dug by a group under the direction of town founder Sands McCanrla.
Nottke’s Family Fun Center 775 West Columbia Avenue (269) 963-9121 www.nottkesbowl.com
Ott Biological Preserve Arlington Street off Michigan Avenue (269) 781-9841
The Ott Biological Preserve is 300-acres of green space located just east of Battle Creek in Emmett Township. This county park contains natural habitats that have been shaped extensively by glaciers. Two lakes, as well as rustic trailways, exist within the park boundaries.
The Revolution Arena features a 85’ x 200’ sheet of ice, four dressing rooms, seating for 1,000 spectators and skate sharpening. Open skate is available.
Riverview Recreation and Hit ‘em Here 2000 East Columbia Avenue (269) 965-5221 www.riverviewrecreationincandhitemhere.com
Go-Karts, Michigan’s largest man-made bumper boat pond and snack bar are available. Visit the video arcade, game room and new 9-hole indoor mini-golf with waterfall. Check out Animaland - where you can buy, stuff, and dress your own special animal friend! Enjoy the driving range, batting cages and indoor golf simulator.
Willard Beach George B Place off Capital Avenue SW (269) 966-3431 www.bcparks.org
Willard Beach is a beautifully landscaped park on scenic Goguac Lake with a wide swimming beach, bath house, picnic grounds and a large rented pavilion. Seasonal hours vary, call for specific hours.
Windsong Stable 11666 Sonoma Road (269) 979-4621 www.windsongstableinc.com
Windsong Stable is a premier hunter, jumper, and equitation facility, established in 1984. The stable offers a full range of services including, boarding, training, lessons, sales and showing. Windsong Stable hosts horse shows recognized by the Michigan Hunter Jumper Association and the Lake Effect Horse Show Association. Windsong Stable prides itself on dedicated horse care, individual client attention and maintaining the beautiful barns and grounds.
With 56 lanes and ample parking, Nottke’s Family fun Center is one of the largest bowling centers in Michigan. Enjoy the best state-of-the-art cosmic light show in MI. Visit the sports bar with interactive golf, pool tables, and dart boards, or the full-service restaurant, three large group rooms, two lounges, arcade, or pro shop.
Revolution Arena 75 Houston Street
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Marshall Marshall Lanes 1154 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-3125 www.mlanes.com
Marshall Lanes is a state-of-the-art 16-lane bowling center. It prides itself on a clean, safe, and intimate atmosphere that makes it perfect for corporate gatherings, class reunions, birthday parties, and other special events.
Marshall Riverwalk Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
The 1.6 mile boardwalk consists of both elevated and paved pathways. There are five pedestrian bridges, canoe launches and scenic overlook areas. Wooded pathways follow both Rice Creek and the Kalamazoo River and provide a wonderful opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.
Wilder Creek Conservation Club 19833 D Drive South (269) 962-8069 www.wildercreekconservationclub.org
Wilder Creek’s 60-acre wildlife habitat with raised wooden walks, trails, viewing platforms and panoramic views provide a unique setting devoted to the protection and enhancement of Michigan’s natural resources through education and the promotion of quality outdoor recreation.
Albion Albion Shuffle Board Courts Reiger Park, 200 E. Erie Street (517) 629-5535
Albion’s Reiger Park has 12 new shuffle board courts, with seating and desks for recording scores. Open dawn to dusk.
Albion Disc Golf Course Victory Park • 591 Haven Rd (517) 629-5533
The 18-hole course is located in Albion’s picturesque Victory Park and features a combination of open, hilly & wooded holes, and challenging water obstacles along the Kalamazoo River. The course has concrete tee pads and Chainstar goals.
Homer Lanes 6055 M-99 N (517) 568-3300
Homer Lanes provides bowling fun for everyone. Enjoy a birthday party, Cosmic Bowling, game room, play area and good food and spirits. Open bowling daily.
Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center Albion College 11039 29 Mile Road South (517) 629-0836 www.albion.edu/heldcenter
The Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center is home to the Albion College equestrian program and offers services to community members of all experience levels. Lessons are available on site in dressage, hunt seat, and jumping. The Held Center offers international certification for future equestrian professionals through the British Horse Society. It also hosts multiple horse shows and clinics throughout the year, as well as a summer camp for young riders.
Springport Motor Speedway 23849 30 Mile Rd. www.springportmotorspeedway.com
Springport Motor Speedway is a 3/8th mile, high-banked, oval short track located northwest of Springport, Michigan.
Victory Park Jungle Gym 581 Have Road (517) 629-5535 www.ci.albion.mi.us
This 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art children’s playground, with castle motif, is located in Albion’s largest riverfront park. Picnic facilities are available.
Whitehouse Nature Center Albion College • 611 East Porter Street (517) 629-0582 www.albion.edu/naturecenter
The 135 acres that is owned and administered by Albion College as an outdoor education facility. Features include 6 miles of hiking trails, oak-hickory and floodplain forests, extensive marsh and swamp lands bordering the east branch of the Kalamazoo River, a wildlife habitat improvement area, managed tall-grass prairie, an arboretum of Michigan trees and shrubs and 34 acres of farmland for experimental plantings and other research projects. Nearly 400 species of plants have been collected and over 160 species of birds have been sighted in the area.
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Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce 310 S. Superior Street Albion, MI 49224 517-629-5533 www.greateralbionchamber.org Battle Creek Area Chamber 1 Riverwalk Centre 3A 34 West Jackson Street Battle Creek, MI 49017 269-962-4076 www.battlecreek.org Marshall Chamber of Commerce 323 W. Michigan Ave. Marshall, MI 49068 269-781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
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Cheetahs, Giraffes and Bears, Oh My! Follow the signs to find these animals at Binder Park Zoo Binder Park Zoo offers all who visit the opportunity to view more than 140 species of animals on 433 acres of wetlands and natural forests. Walking along tree lined paths with a wide variety of greenery, you won’t be disappointed with the beautifully landscaped grounds. In 2014, three Alaskan bear cubs will have a new, permanent home at Binder Park Zoo. “The new exhibit offers great space for the bears, has plenty of shade, and also offers a water feature, which the bears will enjoy,” said Diane Thompson, Binder Park CEO. “We are looking forward to having the exhibit open at the year’s end.” The bears were once orphans that were discovered by Alaskan government officials. The cheetah’s home is also being updated and moved to Binder Park’s Wild Africa. As visitors step into Wild Africa, the landscape imitates a true African savanna. View the zebras and watch as the monkeys ‘show off’ for the crowds. Viewing and feeding the giraffes is an event in itself. The 16- to 20-foot
tall animals wander up to the fence to feed right out of your hand! Don’t worry, they’re harmless. But their long, black tongues are a little ticklish! Not only does Binder Park have unique animal exhibits, but it also hosts several events each year, geared toward both adults and families. The Cheetah Chase, a 5K fun walk/run through the zoo, will take place on June 21, 2014. Visitors and residents can take their young ones to the Zoo Boo, held every October. Kids dress up and trick-ortreat inside the zoo. There are several more events held each year at Binder Park Zoo including a Kid’s FUNfari and a Howl-A-Palooza. The perfect place for an afternoon of fun with friends and family, no other zoo can compete with Binder Park’s distinct attractions. More information about Binder Park Zoo can be found online at www.binderparkzoo.org.
Farmers Market in Calhoun County Open May-October Albion Farmers Market 211 Market Place, Albion MI (517) 629-5535 Hours: Wed & Sat 8:30 â€“ 1 PM
Homer Farmers Market 109 East Leigh Street (M-60) Homer, MI 49245 Phone: 517-736-4440 Hours: Saturday - 8:30AM - 1:00PM
Athens Farmers Market Wilson Park Athens, MI 49011 Phone: 269-729-4846 Hours: Friday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Marshall Area Farm Market Corner of Michigan Avenue and Hamilton Street Marshall, MI 49068 Phone: 269-781-2728 Hours: Saturday - 8AM - 12PM
City of Springfield Farmers Market 503 Military Avenue Springfield, MI 49037 Market Master: Kris Vogel Phone: 269-565-0214 www.springfieldmich.com Hours: Saturday - 8:00AM - 1:00PM
VA Hospital Farmers Market 5500 Armstrong Road Battle Creek, MI 49014 www.battlecreekfarmersmarket.com Hours: Monday - 11AM - 1PM
Battle Creek Farmers Market Festival Market Square at the corner of Jackson and McCamly Street Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: 269-746-4648 www.battlecreekfarmersmarket.com Hours: Wednesday -9AM -1PM Saturday - 9AM - 1PM
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EVENTS & FESTIVALS in CALHOUN COUNTY abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Seventh-Day Adventist visionary Ellen White, and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who transformed nineteenth century healthcare. Travel to Marshall, for the Main Street Blues Festival (June 19, 2014), where you can find delightful food and a night of dancing to or relaxing to the tunes of the blues. Marshall is a small city gem perfect for those who love antique
From the Breakfast Table to a City in Lights Explore Calhoun County’s best festivals all year long Calhoun County offers bountiful activities and festivals for friends and family of all ages. In June, grab your spoons and eat at the World’s Longest Breakfast Table during the annual Battle Creek Cereal Festival (June 14, 2014). The festival celebrates Battle Creek’s rich history and diverse past with parades, concerts, healthy living activities, food pantry donations and informational tables. The festival is a time for the community to honor Battle Creek’s heritage, which is the birthplace of Cereal City, the home of former slave
shopping and appreciate iconic, historic homes. Time warp at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall to experience a unique day of fun, shopping and music at the annual Renaissance Fair (May 24, 25, 26, 31 and June 1, 2014). Dress in costume, pitch in behind the scenes and
watch the magic happen. Free parking included! Stroll from business to business in downtown Battle Creek to view remarkable, local talent at the Spring into the Arts (May 16, 2014), and Fall into the Arts (October 17, 2014) art walks. Both art walks feature fine art, exquisite photography, unique jewelry and more. Ride coasters and enjoy an elephant ear at the Calhoun County Fair (August 10-16, 2014). Sing along to your favorite tunes as you vote for your hometown idol, view the animals and watch the tractor pulls with your family.
Concerts and nightly entertainment top off each day during the festival. End the year in lights. Grab a hot chocolate and your scarf, and join the festivities during the annual International Festival of Lights (November 22 – December 31, 2014) in downtown Battle Creek. Beautiful light displays depicting iconic holiday stories grace Watch more than 1,000 classic cars in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere at Marshall’s Cruise at the Fountain (July 4-5, 2014). Camping, fair food, door prizes, free entertainment are all a part of the annual cruise. Albion’s Festival of the Forks (September 19-20, 2014) features classic cars, bands and a parade to honor the city’s loyalty and heritage. The festival has been held since 1976, the first time the founding of Albion’s history was celebrated.
The roar from the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show (July 2-6, 2014) and view of the colorful sky from the Hot Air Balloon Festival do not disappoint. Each summer, dozens of balloons gently soar over Battle Creek skies, offering a spectacular sight. As the military aircraft planes fly above, you can almost feel the hair blow from your face as you witness their power. As an aerial and patriotic salute to soldiers and veterans, this is not a sight to miss.
downtown’s parks and river, offering a memorable night for family and friends. Don’t miss the professional ice sculptors as they meticulously carve detailed frozen creations or the gingerbread ‘art’ that’s almost too pretty to eat. Once you’ve taken in the lights in Battle Creek, zip on over to Marshall for their Annual Christmas Parade December 1, 2014. This old fashioned holiday event features more than 100 entries including floats, bands, horses, marching units and none other than Santa himself! Prior to the parade, you can catch the Ringing of the Bells and Lighting of the Town.
The Annual Candlelight Tour in Marshall, December 6 and 7, 2014, is a guided 1.5 mile walking tour that one should not miss! Historic homes are decorated for the holiday season and the homeowners welcome visitors with open arms to offer a personalized tour. Tickets sell quickly and are only sold in advance. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at www.marshallmi.org, by mail (make check payable to Marshall Historical Society, 107 N. Kalamazoo, Marshall, MI 49068) or by calling 269.781.8544.
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Events & Festivals JANUARY 23rd Annual Cardboard Classic Sled Race: January 26 12:30 – 5 PM Victory Park, Albion MI (517) 629-5533
Build your own corrugated cardboard sled and enter to win prizes for your design. Then, take your sled down Victory Park’s sledding hill and see how it shapes up against the competition. Join us for a fun-filled whacky day in Albion. Rules apply, call the Chamber for further information
APRIL Opening Day at Binder Park Zoo: April 19 Binder Park Zoo (269) 979-1351 www.binderparkzoo.org
Binder Park Zoo opens for the season on Earth Day! Discover why Binder Park Zoo is rated ‘One of the nation’s top zoos!’ The park is open through September.
MAY Spring into the Arts: May 16 Downtown Battle Creek (269) 968-1622 www.downtownbattlecreek.com
For one evening, local artists display their art pieces throughout Downtown Battle Creek. From painters to sculptures, musicians to sidewalk-chalk artists, the evening is full of art and entertainment! Art works are available for sale and a sampling of beverages and snacks are available from location to location.
21st Annual Mayfaire Renaissance Festival: May 24-26, May 31-June 1 Calhoun County Fairgrounds (269) 382-6120 www.mayfaireren.com
Visitors are immersed in the renaissance era and are encouraged to join in on the fun at a traditional renaissance marketplace! Throughout the event, enjoy four stages of non-stop quality family entertainment with music, comedy and dance. See the thrills and chills of full-armored combat! Eat like a king and feast on delicious food and refreshing beverages!
JUNE Battle Creek Cereal City Festival: June 14 Downtown Battle Creek (269) 420-4031 www.bcfestivals.com
The Cereal City Festival is an event celebrating the Battle Creek community and its rich and varied past. A parade kicks off the festival on Friday, June 13th and fun continues with the Cereal City Classic 5k/10k run and the World’s Longest Breakfast Table on Saturday morning. Throughout the day enjoy exciting events, bands and activities!
JULY Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival: July 2-6 W.K. Kellogg Airport (269) 962-0592 www.bcballoons.com
Get ready for five action-packed days at the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival! Daily hot-air balloon launches, night balloon illumes, a dazzling fireworks display, twilight and night pyro air show featuring a jet-powered school bus! Top civilian air show performers and military jet demonstrations. “Field of Rock” from center stage will shake the sky! A carnival, crafters, souvenir booths, special displays and an array of food vendors will only enhance spectator’s experience.
Albion’s Red, White & Blue Cruise In & Fireworks Show: July 3: 5 – 9 PM Downtown Albion (517) 629-5533
Begin celebrating the Independence Day holiday the day before the 4th in downtown Albion. Bring your old, crazy, or cool car to downtown for a free cruise in, complete with music and prizes. Just before dusk, continue the fun at the Kalamazoo River with Albion’s fi reworks display.
Marshall’s Fourth of July Celebration: July 4 Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
Celebrate Independence Day in Marshall! Festivities begin with the ‘Celebrate America’ parade at 10:00 a.m. Then, witness the annual flag rising, listen to the patriotic sounds of the Marshall Community Post Band and enjoy a traditional chicken dinner; it’s a true Independence Day celebration!
Experience great blues music and great food at the 10th Annual Marshall Main Street Blues Festival! Throughout the day enjoy the musical stylings of a mixture of talented blues artists. The festival also features delicious food vendors and a variety of beverages in the beer tent.
Marshall Bluegrass Festival: July 21-26 Calhoun County Fairgrounds (269) 788-2597 www.marshallbluegrassfestival.com
Michigan’s Largest Jamming Festival! The goal of this festival is to provide a safe and fun family environment for both local and regional bluegrass talent, and the people enjoying this energetic music. Come enjoy a performance, a day, or reserve a campsite and stay for the entire event! Many activities and improvised jamming around the grounds complete this festival of fun!
Leilapalooza Music Festival July 26 Leila Arborteum www.facebook.com/leilapalooza
SEPTEMBER 51st Annual Historic Marshall Home Tour: September 6-7 Marshall Historical Society (269) 781-8544 www.marshallmi.org
The 51st Annual Historic Home Tour offers exquisite private homes and businesses for public viewing and enjoyment. In addition to the homes on tour, the tour showcases seven historic museums that cover diverse specialties including: Civil War memorabilia, a restored antique post office, Michigan’s largest collection of magic memorabilia and more! Tickets are available in advance.
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Marshall Blues Festival: July 19 Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshallbluesfestival.com
Festival of the Forks: September 19-20 Downtown Albion (517) 629-5533 www.festivaloftheforks.org
The Festival of the Forks is a joyous community celebration with art, music, food and fun in downtown Albion. The festival celebrates the founding of Albion, located at the fork of the Kalamazoo River. Throughout the event, enjoy a classic car show, bands, a parade and more!
Battle Creek’s one day music festival is a free event featuring musical acts all day long on a variety of stages. It’s a not to miss event!
OCTOBER International Summerfest: August 9 Mill Race Park – Battle Creek (269) 420-4031 www.bcfestivals.com
From traditional food and dancing, to entertainment and art, experience the wide variety of cultures represented throughout the Battle Creek area! The International Summerfest features performers such as belly dancers, martial art masters and more!
Cruise the Gut: August 9 Downtown Battle Creek (269) 397-2240
An old fashioned cruise-in, Cruise the Gut, welcomes vintage car owners and car enthusiasts to downtown Battle Creek. Car owners proudly display their vehicles along Michigan Avenue before and after the evening cruise.
166th Calhoun County Fair: August 10 -16 Calhoun County Fairgrounds (269) 781-8161 www.calhouncountyfair.org
One of Michigan’s foremost agricultural attractions, the Calhoun County Fair has all the fun rides and tastes you hope to find at the fair.
Fall into the Arts: October 17 Downtown Battle Creek (269) 968-1622 www.downtownbattlecreek.com
For one evening, local artists display their art pieces throughout Downtown Battle Creek. From painters to sculptures, to musicians and more, the evening is full of art and entertainment! Art pieces are available for sale and a sampling of food and beverages are available from location to location.
Crane Fest: October 11-12 Kiwanis Youth Area– Bellevue (269) 763-3090 www.cranefest.org
Over 9,000 cranes fly in to Baker Sanctuary once a year! Witness this extraordinary event as they slowly begin to arrive around 4:00 PM, with the largest numbers of cranes arriving between 5:00 PM. and sunset. A wildlife art show and sale takes place from noon until sunset. Other activities include guided nature walks, educational presentations, and hands-on activities.
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NOVEMBER Albion College Piano Festival: November 7 – 10 Albion College Goodrich Chapel (517) 629-0481 www.albion.edu
Showcasing young and very talented pianists from around the world, this four day event features musicians aged 7 – 18. Cash prizes and awards are presented to the very best in each division.
Albion Aglow/Parade: November 17 Downtown Albion (517)629-5533
Join Santa in Albion for the Albion Aglow parade. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum and hear their wish lists.
Holiday Parade: November 22 Downtown Battle Creek (269) 420-4031 www.bcfestivals.com
Kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Parade in the heart of downtown Battle Creek. The parade features exciting and traditional holiday entries that such as floats, classic cars, bands, clowns, and community walking groups.
Cereal City Festival June 13 ~ 14, 2014 Battle Creek, Michigan, a community proud of it's rich and varied past and recognized as the "best known city of its size in the country" offers an interesting array of heritage to our visitors. We invite you to join us as the community celebrates our City and explores the many faces of our heritage including the birthplace of the cereal industry, the home of former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Seventh-day Adventist visionary Ellen White, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg who transformed health care in the nineteenth century and cereal industry magnates C. W. Post and W. K. Kellogg. The festival is kicked off with a parade on June 8. Join us as we celebrate this rich heritage with activities for the entire family.
International Festival of Lights: November 22- December 31 Downtown Battle Creek (269) 420-4031 www.bcfestivals.com
Enjoy a beautiful array of downtown lighting throughout the holiday season! Professional ice-sculptors, gingerbread competitions, and a warming house are just a few of the highlighted events. A complete event listing is available at www.bcfestivals.com.
DECEMBER Marshall Christmas Parade: December 1 Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshalllmi.org
Discover the holiday season the old fashioned way in historic Downtown Marshall. The parade features more than 100 entries including: bands, floats, horses, marching units, and, of course, Santa Claus will help usher in the holiday season.
Candle Light Christmas Walk: December 6-7 Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
The Marshall Historical Society’s Christmas Candlelight Tour is a highly personalized walking tour of five private homes decorated for the holidays. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles. Tickets are sold in advance and a limited number are available.
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activities for children and adults alike, beautiful Ice Sculptures and a celebration of our international diversity. Our downtown restaurants and retail welcome our visitors to drop in to warm up - enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, dinner and shopping. It may be cold outside, but Battle Creek comes with a Warm Heart!
One of the oldest Festivals in Battle Creek, the International SummerFest promotes cultural and ethnic exchange for the enrichment of all who visit. Along with a chance to broaden awareness of other cultures and history the SummerFest offers a large selection of international food, entertainment and children's activities.
Dates are subject to change. Visit www.bcfestivals.com for more information. Or contact, Deborah Owens, Festival Manager Phone: (269) 420-4031 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Accommodations Calhoun County has a variety of lodging options - from cozy, family-run bed and breakfasts, to larger, conveniently located inns and hotels, there is something for every comfort! Are you traveling for business and looking for a quiet place to work and an easy place to connect? Or are you a leisure traveler looking to be in the middle of the activities? In Calhoun County there are amenities and options available to meet the needs of every traveler. Many of the accommodations available in Calhoun County include pools, handicap rooms, complimentary continental breakfasts, the ability to bring your pet along, restaurants and/or bars on site, and internet service. If you stay at FireKeepers Casino & Hotel you can even try your luck at winning some money, all without leaving the building. Looking to host a convention, meeting or event? From room service to event catering, and WiFi to AV presentation capabilities, lodging is available for your needs! Want to be the hero of your traveling group, but donâ€™t have time for the details? Go to www.misouthernswing.com and find out how you can book the golf getaway of your dreams in a few easy steps - including the tee times at your favorite course and your hotel room for the evening. It couldnâ€™t get much easier than that! So rest assured, Calhoun County has a comfortable, enjoyable and welcoming place for you to stay during your visit!
Baymont Inn & Suites 4725 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-5400 Toll Free: 877-229-6668 www.baymontinns.com
Baymont Inn & Suites Downtown 182 West Van Buren Street, 49017 269-565-0500 Toll Free: 877-229-668 www.baymontinns.com
Best Western Executive Inn 5090 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-8506 Toll Free: 800-780-7234 www.bestwestern.com
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Comfort Inn 2590 Capital Avenue SW, 49015 269-965-3201 Toll Free: 800-424-6423 www.comfortinn.com
Econo Lodge 165 Capital Avenue SW, 49015 269-965-3976 Toll Free: 800-221-2222 www.econolodge.com
Fairfield Inn 4665 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-8000 www.marriott.com/btlfi
FireKeepers Casino Hotel 11177 Michigan Ave, 49014 877-FKC-8777 www.firekeeperscasinohotel.com
Greencrest Manor 6174 Halbert Road E., 49017 269-962-8633 www.greencrestmanor.com Hampton Inn 1150 Riverside Drive, 49015 269-979-5577 Toll Free: 800-426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Battle Creek 12812 Harper Village Drive, 49014 269-979-0500 Toll Free: 800-465-4329 www.holidayinn.com/battlecreek Hometown Inn 90 North Division, 49017 269-966-4000 Howard Johnson 5050 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-1100 Toll Free: 800-272-6232 www.howardjohnson.com/15049
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Americaâ€™s Best Value Inn 4775 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-1141 Toll Free: 800-466-8356 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
Kimball Pines Motel 1145 East Michigan Avenue, 49014 269-968-6339
Knights Inn 2595 Capital Avenue SW, 49015 269-964-2600 Toll Free: 800-843-5644 www.knightsinn.com
McCamly Plaza Hotel 50 Capital Avenue SW, 49017 269-963-7050 Toll Free: 888-622-2659 www.mccamlyplaza.com
Michigan Motel 20475 Capital Avenue NE, 49017 269-963-1565
Park Motel 1351 West Columbia Avenue, 49015 269-968-7109
Battle Creek Quality Inn & Suites 11081 East Michigan Avenue, 49014 269-964-3000 Toll Free: 800-424-6423 www.qualityinn.com
Travelodge 5395 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-1828
MARSHALL Arbor Inn 15435 West Michigan Avenue, 49068 269-781-7772 www.arborinnmarshall.com
The Avenue Bed & Breakfast 108 West Michigan Avenue, 49068 269-781-8144 www.giftdipity.com
Comfort Inn 204 Winston Drive, 49068 269-789-7890 Toll Free: 800-424-6423 www.comfortinn.com/hotel/mi307
Hampton Inn 325 Sam Hill Drive, 49068 269-789-0131 Toll Free: 800-426-7866 www.marshallhampton.com
Holiday Inn Express 329 Sam Hill Drive, 49068 269-789-9301 Toll Free: 800-465-4329 www.hiemarshall.com
Howard's Motel 14884 West Michigan Avenue, 49068 269-781-4201
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Marshall Motor Lodge 20102 East Michigan Avenue, 49068 269-781-2231
National House Inn 102 South Parkview, 49068 269-781-7374 www.nationalhouseinn.com
The Olde Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast 18992 18 Mile Road, 49068 269-789-2349 The Townhouse Bed & Breakfast 108 West Michigan Avenue, 49068 269-781-8144 www.giftdipity.com
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Imperial Motel 14978 West Michigan Avenue, 49068 269-781-2841
Belmont Manor 611 E. Porter Street, 49224 517-629-0318 www.albion.edu/dining/lodging
Days Inn 27644 C Drive North, 49224 517-629-9411
Palmer Inn Bed & Breakfast 108 West Erie Street, 49224 517-629-0001 www.palmerhouseinnbnb.com
Super 9 400 B Drive North, 49224 517-629-3966
Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast 517 East Michigan Avenue, 49224 517-629-3550 www.albionheritage.com
UNION CITY Welcome Inn Motel 8004 West M-60, Union City 49094 517-741-8201
Brew Tour Experience the brew Beer enthusiasts from all over are invited to attend the Beer Tour, coordinated by the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau. This area is home to three of the most prestigious and famous microbreweries in the state of Michigan - Arcadia Ales, Bell’s Brewery and Dark Horse Brewing Co. The three breweries, each unique in their own way, provide an escape from boring dinner plates and average dates. This behind-the-scenes opportunity allows participants to experience the process of creating a hand-crafted beer. Participants can see how their favorite microbrews are made, and discuss brewing techniques with the owners and employees themselves. Arcadia Ales, located in downtown Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, was established in 1996. Arcadia specializes in the production and sale of handcrafted British-style ales with names like Sky High Rye, Hop Rocket and Shipwreck Porter. Crafted in small batches with authentic British equipment, the end product reflects the trustworthy great taste that Brits have enjoyed for over 250 years.
Located in Kalamazoo, Bell’s Brewery was founded by Larry Bell. Due to the popularity of his robust, full-bodied ales (like Midwestern Pale Ale, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Kalamazoo Stout), the brewery has increased its barrel capacity by over 3,700-percent since its first year of business in 1986. Bell’s was the first brewery in Michigan to feature an on-site pub, which opened in 1993. Dark Horse Brewing Co. of Marshall features Crooked Tree India Pale Ale, Amber Ale and Raspberry Ale, accompanied by fresh food from their pizza ovens. The Dark Horse’s most frequent customers can join the “Mug Club” - with every sixth mug only 50 cents! An award-winning brewery, the Dark Horse manages, despite its large turn-out, to continue to hand package and stock each six-pack produced. After a long day of beer tasting and touring the area, tourists are accommodated with an overnight hotel stay in Battle Creek. This all-inclusive brew tour was a hit in 2013, and the limited space available in 2014 will fill up fast. Visit brewcalhoun.org today for more information about the tour and to turn in your 2014 reservation.
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Arcadia Brewing Company 103 W. Michigan Ave. 269-963-9690
Brownstone Coffee House 18 1/2 W. Michigan Ave. 269-964-2233
Cricket Club 36 W. Michigan Ave. 269-963-2725
Barista Blues Cafe 91 W. Michigan Ave 269-968-8430
Clara’s on the River 44 N. McCamly St. 269-963-0966
Griffin Grill & Pub 38 W. Michigan Ave. 269-965-7206
J.W. Barleycorn’s McCamly Place 50 Capital Ave., SW 269-969-4797
Malia Mediterranean Bistro 34 W. Michigan Ave. 269-441-2900
Nina’s Taque 248 Capital A 269-969-944
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Starbucks McCamly Place 35 W. Jackson St. 269-963-9686
Subway 10 W. Michigan Ave. 269-965-6060
Sweet Kreations 95 W. Michigan Avenue
Taste Of India 215 W. Michigan Avenue 269-962-9033
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YOUR “MINI-GETAWAY” FROM THE PACE OF URBAN LIFE AWAITS YOU AT HISTORIC STUART MANOR.
A City Cab
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Enjoy the high quality of service, relaxing atmosphere and memorable moments with family and friends as only teas at Stuart Manor can provide. We also offer the perfect location and catering for company and private celebrations. Celery Flats Historical Area • Portage, Michigan Call 269-329-4522 • www.portagemi.gov LJ-0100253703
Open 7 Days A Week 2 locations! Live Theatre Antique Mall Unique Dining
(269) 965-2892 (269) 781-0612 567 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014
Exit 112 on I-94
Mon - Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: Noon - 7pm
Steam Trains 100 Lakes Antique Malls
18901 Partello Rd. Marshall, MI 49068
Across from POST CEREALS
Drive-In Movie Motocross Paint Ball Laser Tag Golf
...Bring the Memories Back Home
Executive Sedan Service
Airport Service Phone: 269-969-9960 www.TaxiBattleCreek.com
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18935 15 ½ Mile Road, Marshall 49068 (269) 781-4293 www.turkeyville.com 128 Sites
Fort Custer Recreation Area
5163 Fort Custer Drive, Augusta 49012 (269) 731-4200 www.michigan.gov/fortcuster 219 Sites
Hideaway Hills Campground
21901 Collier Avenue, Battle Creek 49017 (269) 962-1600 200 Sites
Lighthouse Village RV Resort 1001 24 Mile Road, Homer 49245 (517) 568-4343 788 Sites
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Quality Camping, Inc.
5775 Old US 27 South, Marshall 49068 (517) 767-4161 252 Sites
19880 27 ½ Mile Road, Albion 49224 (517) 857-2200 www.rockeyscampground.com 62 Sites
Shady Bend Campground
15320 East Augusta Drive, Augusta 49012 (269) 731-4503 www.shadybendcampground.com 62 sites
Tri Lake Trails
219 Lyon Lake Road, Marshall 49068 (269) 781-2297 272 Sites
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• Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Free Wireless High Speed Internet • Indoor Pool & Spa • Jacuzzi Rooms • Pets Allowed • Microwave/Fridge in all Rooms
5570 Beckley Rd. • Battle Creek MI • 269-979-WINE 106 Redfield Plaza • Marshall MI • 269-781-0646
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EXIT 97 Battle Creek
• FREE Bear Bites Breakfast • FREE High Speed Internet • 7 miles to Fire Keepers Casino
Just minutes from FireKeepers Casino • Free High Speed Internet • Free Hot Breakfast • Free Local & Long Distance Calls • In-Room Coffee Brewers • In-Room Hair Dryers • In-Room Iron/Ironing Board
• Pets Welcome
5395 Beckley Road Battle Creek, MI 49015
• Extended Stay Available Just Minutes from Several Top-rated Golf Courses, Kellogg Arena, Binder Park Zoo & Shopping! M37
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5050 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek 1-94 at Capital Ave., Exit 97
treated 5466 Beckley Rd • Battle Creek
(BOGO = Buy One Get One of equal/lesser value)
any grande/super specialty beverage
5466 Beckley Rd • Battle Creek
5466 Beckley Rd • Battle Creek
for franchise info www.biggby.com
for franchise info www.biggby.com
hot, iced or frozen
FAIRFIELD INN BATTLE CREEK 4665 Beckley Rd., Battle Creek, Mi 49015 (269) 979-8000 or (800) 228-2800 www.fairﬁeldinn.com/btlﬁ • Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast Buffet • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool
any grande/super specialty beverage
hot, iced or frozen
Applies to favorite lattes, creme freeze Applies to favorite lattes, creme freeze smoothies, tea lattes & hot chocolates. Good at smoothies, tea lattes & hot chocolates. Good at this location only. Not good with any other offer. this location only. Not good with any other offer. No copies of ad will be accepted. No copies of ad will be accepted. Expires 12/31/14. CODE 105725 Expires 12/31/14. CODE 105725
▸ Free Hot Breakfast ▸ Indoor Pool & Whirlpool ▸ High Speed Internet ▸ Game Room ▸ Microwave/Refrigerator
▸ Laundry Service
▸ Free internet
▸ Free local calls
▸ In-room coffee brewers, iron/ironing boards & hair dryers
• Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access • 24 Hour Fitness Room • On Site Guest Laundry Facility
5090 Beckley Road Battle Creek, MI I-94 at Capital Ave., Exit 97 (269) 979-8506 LJ-0100187525
Comfort Inn • Marshall
5 Minutes from Amenities Include: • Indoor Heated Pool Firekeepers Borgess • Whirlpool & Sauna Casino Ad • Exercise Facilities • Free Hot Breakfast • Rooms Furnished with Comforts of Home • High Speed Wireless Internet • Whirlpool Suites Available • Meeting Rooms • AAA Three Diamond Rated 204 Winston • Marshall, MI 49068 • Phone (269) 789-7890 Toll Free: 800-424-6423 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel/mi307
OctOber 6, 2013
Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
$1.00 Off Any Admission One coupon per person
Not Valid with any other coupon or offer Expires September 1, 2014
Go Karts • Bumper Boats • 3 Mini Golf Courses • Gemstone Mining • Gatting Cages • Golf Simulators • Driving Range • Covered Tee’s • Souveniors • Gift Shop
Open Year Round - (269) 963-5838
1790-2000 E. Columbia Ave., Battle Creek
An Interactive Experience for Kids 301 S. Superior, Albion, MI 517-629-8023 • www.kidsnstuff.org
One Free Adult Admission
with purchase of one child admission $5.00 South Central Michigan’s Premier Children’s Museum Children Under 1 Free - Open to the Public Not Valid with any other coupon or offer. Expires 3/1/2014 CCVG