Battle Creek | Marshall | Albion
2012 Visitors Guide
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Located in the heart of downtown Battle Creek, connected to the Kellogg Arena and across the street from Full Blast’s Family Indoor/Outdoor Water Park The hotel offers 239 recently renovated, spacious guest rooms and suites with features including: • New Sealy Posturpedic Pillow top beds • Upgraded 300 Thread Count Linens
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269.963.7050 | Capital Ave. SW | Battle Creek, MI 49017
WELCOME Calhoun County, it’s Battle Creek and so much more! Here, you’ll discover three unique communities – Battle Creek, Marshall and Albion – that offer all kinds of family activities to enjoy all day, all week, and all year round. Battle Creek, world-renowned as the Cereal City; Marshall, a Historic Landmark District; and Albion, a family-friendly college town; make Calhoun County a destination to experience. Enjoy the fresh air and scenic views on one of our many hiking and biking trails or take a leisurely stroll down a beautiful river walk. Explore our great attractions including: Binder Park Zoo, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA, FireKeepers Casino, Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum, Full Blast Water Park and so much more! Or, attend one of our of festivals and events where food and fun naturally go hand in hand! Calhoun County, it’s Battle Creek and so much more!
Historic Adventist Village 411 Champion St., Battle Creek, MI
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Sun-Fri â€“ 10am-5pm â€˘ Sat â€“ 2-5pm (Year-Round) Other times by Appointment - Call 269-965-3000
Historic Adventist Village
The recreated 19th century village takes visitors back in time with reenactments, restored and replicated buildings. Visitors view living 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.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center
Located in the Heart of Historic Adventist Village, The Dr. J. H. Kellogg Discovery Center offers a fun learning experience for all ages. Visitors 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. Learn how these health principles also led to the invention of the flaked cereals which put Battle Creek on the map as the Cereal Capital of the World! Groups and Buses Always Welcome (pre-arrangement preferred) Free Parking Available on Van Buren St. at Wood St. Winter Parking on Champion St. by Welcome Center. All are invited! Donations Welcomed & Appreciated - www.adventistheritage.org
THE LINEAR PARK Exercise your body Exercise your mind The Battle Creek Linear Park offers unlimited recreational opportunities including a ďŹ shing deck. With more than 25 miles of paved pathway, the park is perfect for a brisk jog or a leisurely stroll. And with educational signage featuring unique plant, animal, historical and cultural points-of-interest, the park in also a resource for learning more about the world around you. Linear fun is for everyone!
THE LINEAR PARK
Battle Creek Parks and Recreation (269) 966-3431 â€˘ www.bcparks.org
Your Resource for Holistic Health Education, Spiritual Arts & Practices
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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 fun, fascinating ways! The Cereal Festival takes place in June and draws thousands. The event features the Worldâ€™s Longest Breakfast Table and is followed by a day of activities and events. Also, a stop on the Underground Railroad and home to the Seventh Day Adventist Religion, Battle Creek proudly displays sculptures, monuments and museums that tell the story of its significant past. Looking for family fun? Events take flight as the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, featuring hot air balloon launches and plane demonstrations, returns every July. In August, Battle Creek hosts the 2012 World Hot Air Balloon Championship! Competitors from around the world will travel to Battle Creek to compete for the prestigious title of World Champion. If sword fighting and fire throwing is more your style, the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire welcomes you every weekend in July! 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 play on the playground equipment. Or, bike, run, walk or blade along the Linear Park Pathway and enjoy the great outdoors. Explore Binder Park Zoo, named one of Americaâ€™s Best Zoos. Test Lady Luck at FireKeepers Casino. Or, keep it cool at the indoor/outdoor water park at Full Blast! In Battle Creek, your options are wide open.
Albion Heritage Bed and Breakfast
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301 S. Superior, Albion, MI 517-629-8023 • www.kidsnstuff.org
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Albion Known as the “Smart Community,” Albion is home to two nationally renowned education systems: Albion College and Starr Commonwealth. Both enrich the community with countless cultural offerings and athletic events. A beautiful, historically rich community, Albion features a brick-paved downtown historic district. The legendary gospel track “The Old Rugged Cross” was written here by George Bennard. Music icons such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, and others have performed this classic. Albion is also the official home of Mother’s Day, which was first observed here in 1877. In 2011 the city of Albion was nationally recognized for placing in the top five of the Readers Digest “We Hear You America” competition and received a prize donation. There is plenty for families to do here. The Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum is a magical place filled with interactive exhibits. In the fall, the A-Mazing Corn Harvest celebrates the season with a corn maze and the annual Festival of the Forks is a celebration with food, music and fun in honor of Albion’s heritage. Looking for outdoor fun? Albion has 17 parks plus one of the area’s top disc golf courses. The Albion River Trail, a 1.6 mile trail running along the Kalamazoo River, is perfect for running, biking and more! When hunger hits, Albion offers a variety of dining options to fit any taste, including the wildly popular Cascarelli’s Pizza.
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325 Sam Hill Dr., Marshall, MI 49068
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Marshall Time stands still in Marshall; a beautiful, Victorian-era community featuring a picturesque National Historic Landmark District. Visitors are welcomed by the Brooks Memorial Fountain, a grand, white-pillared fountain built in 1930 and designed after Marie Antoinette’s garden fountain in Versailles. The fountain features a fascinating light and water show. Come stroll tree-lined streets and view the fully restored Victorian homes, each with a story to tell. Some of these stories are retold during Marshall’s ever-popular Historic Home Tour, or through a different perspective, during a Marshall Ghost Tour. Downtown Marshall offers a variety of shops filled with one-of-a-kind treasures. The busy downtown is a testament to the passion of the community to keep this historic gem thriving! Enjoy a taste of Marshall at one of its many signature restaurants. Schuler’s, a famous family-run eatery has been serving guests from around the country for over 100 years. Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA, also a family owned restaurant, boasts a professional dinner theatre and serves everything turkey! For the micro-brew fan, Dark Horse Brewing Company will take 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, a community of small-town charm, where you’re always welcome!
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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 The National House Inn
Michigan’s Oldest Operating Inn
1835 Stagecoach stop, part of the Underground Railroad. Fifteen rooms Williamsburg style & Victorian. Located in Landmark District at Brooks Towne Square.
• Guided Tours • Candlelight Walk • Home Tour
Honolulu House Museum
(269) 781-7374 www.nationalhouseinn.com email@example.com
107 North Kalamazoo Avenue Marshall, MI 49068-1526 (269) 781-8544 www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org
Franke Center for the Arts
Wedding Packages, Private Tours & Special Events
Carriage Tours Daily
214 E. Mansion St., Marshall Business Office (269) 789-9677 Box Office (269) 781-0001
Home to the Marshall Civic Players Bringing you concerts, musicals, plays, art exhibits and much more. Come and see what everyone is talking about. “Building Community Through the Arts”
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You don’t have to be an artist... Birthday Parties • Hand Prints Kid’s Summer Art Camp Pizza & Mud Night
109 E. Michigan Ave., Marshall, MI 49068
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Unique Gifts & Home Decor 1927 Barton Theatre Organ Played at Your Request!
(Permanent Display Year Round) 150 W. Michigan Ave. Downtown Marshall
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100 Exchange St. 269-781-9450 www.quiltsatthemarshallhouse.com East End Studio & Gallery “The Right Direction to Art”
Specialized Customer Service with Small Town Charm! Featuring over 40 MI Fine Artists & Artisans 115 W. Michigan Ave. Downtown Marshall 269-789-2379 Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.eastendstudiogallery.com
2012 Calendar of Events in Marshall
Mar. 24-25 May 19 May 19-20 26-28 May 28 July 4 July 6-7 July 14-15 July 21 July 26-28 Aug. 12-18 Sept. 8 Sept. 8-9 Oct. 8 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. tba Nov. 26 Nov. 30 Dec.8-9
20th Annual Quilt Show - Stitches in Time, Middle School 30th Annual Oaklawn Hospitality Classic Tourism/Hospitality Day in Marshall
9th Annual Mayfaire Renaissance Festival, Fairgrounds Memorial Day Parade, Downtown Fourth of July Celebration, Fountain Circle 11th Annual Cruise to the Fountain, Fairgrounds 22nd Annual Welcome To My Garden Tour 9th Annual Marshall Main Street Blues Festival, Downtown 7th Annual Pastrami Joe’s World Reuben Eating Championship 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival, Fairgrounds 164th Calhoun County Fair 11th Annual Marshall Civil War Ball and Social Event 49th Annual Historic Home Tour 12th Annual “If These Stones Could Talk… A Living History Portrayal 16th Annual Harvest Festival, Fairgrounds Children’s Costume Parade Santa’s Bag Arts and Crafts Show, High School 48th Annual Marshall Christmas Parade, Downtown Retail Christmas Open House, Downtown 33rd Annual Christmas Candlelight Walk (reserved tickets only)
Wine Tasting Room
Warner Vineyards of Marshall
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Located inside The Flower Haus
OERTHERS come grow with us!
Open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30am-4pm Sun Noon-4pm
HERE TO SERVE YOU “ALL FOUR SEASONS” For all your lawn, garden, pet foods, bird feed and supplies, large animal feed, and much more… NO ORDER TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL. Carry out available! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Located 3-blocks south of the Fountain 269-781-4040 311 West Spruce Street
The Flower Haus 116 E Michigan Avenue, Marshall (269) 781-6128
107 E. Michigan Avenue, Marshall 269-781-7570 www.americanmuseumofmagic.org
Selected Ladies’ Apparel & Accessories 156 West Michigan Marshall, Michigan (269) 781-9226
Calhoun County Fairgrounds
A grest place to hold your event Fair Office (269) 781-8161 www.calhouncountyfair.org
Your only source for Bamboo Clothing...Harvey's Seat Belt Purses and The "amazing" Zum Goat's Milk Soap 269.789.2229 142 West Michigan Avenue
Michigan’s Oldest Continuous Running Fair 11th Annual Cruise to the Fountain July 6-7 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival July 26-28 164th Annual Calhoun County Fair August 12-18 16th Annual Harvest Festival October 13
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108 W. Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068 (269) 781-8144 www.giftdipity.com
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
Attractions When you visit Calhoun County, plan on your schedule being full! There are activities for all ages and great places for the family to visit. Calhoun County is home to Binder Park Zoo, named one of ‘America’s Best Zoos’. Children will love the petting zoo as well as the chance to feed the giraffes as part of the Wild Africa Exhibit. Full Blast, the indoor/outdoor water park invites you to cool off during the hot summer months! As dinner rolls around, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA is a family favorite! Enjoy their world famous turkey dinners, attend a professional dinner theatre performance and find a one of a kind Turkeyville souvenir. Before you leave, don’t forget an ice cream cone with homemade ice cream! The kids can explore their imagination at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum in Albion. Or, discover the world from earth to space at Kingman Museum. Feel like testing your luck? FireKeepers Casino offers Las Vegasstyle gaming and a variety of dining options sure to suit 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 and cereal mogul, W.K. Kellogg. Explore Calhoun County and discover the countless attractions for
Arcadia Brewing Company 103 West Michigan Avenue (269) 963-9690 www.arcadiaales.com
TC's Woodfire at Arcadia 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! Open 7 days with 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, open April 22 through October 7, 2012. 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.
Children's Garden at Leila Arboretum 928 West Michigan Avenue (269) 969-0270 www.lasgarden.org
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. For a small admission charge, the garden can be reserved for group field trips.
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!
Downtown Battle Creek 115 West Michigan Avenue (269) 968-1622 www.downtownbattlecreek.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 â€“ Friday 10AM-5PM & Saturday 11AM-3PM. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Gallery guides are available upon request.
Battle Creek's first choice for sub-run and classic films. This family-owned, eight screen multiplex can hold 1,570 movie fans in clean, comfortable theaters. Affordable ticket and concession prices are the claim to fame, and the friendly atmosphere keeps customers coming back.
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Cheap Flicks 15375 South Helmer Road (269) 965-1744 www.cheapflicksonline.com
Battle Creek is all about choices - whether it's what to eat or what to do. Sample brick-oven-fired pizza, the Reuben sandwich of which dreams are made of, or the brews available from beans (coffee) to hops (beer). Explore the walking/biking path along the river, a sweet little playground located in a charming urban park, monuments depicting the history as well as art from local artisans. Test ride a high tech bike, buy a new designer gown, or shop for a piece of jewelry to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
265 E. Emmett, Battle Creek, MI 49017
35 Hamblin Ave â€˘ Downtown Battle Creek
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 of more than a century ago, while discovering the divine health principles that made the Battle Creek Sanitarium world famous. Open Memorial to Labor DaySundayâ€“Friday: 10AM-5PM, Saturday: 2PM-5PM (year round).
ETC Arts Studio 157 Capital Avenue NE (269) 788-6654 www.cirfun.com
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.
FireKeepers Casino 11177 East Michigan Avenue (877) 352-8777 www.firekeeperscasino.com
Flash Flood at Full Blast 35 Hamblin Avenue (269) 966-3667 www.fullblast.org
This year discover more fun than ever before! Flash Flood at Full Blast, the internationally award winning family water park has over 80,000 square feet of fun for the entire family. 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
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.
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 former Percy Jones patients and Senators Philip Hart, Robert Dole and Daniel Inouye. Free tours of this historic, national landmark are available 9AM-3PM (except weekends and holidays) on a limited basis. Call (269) 961-7015 for reservations at least one week in advance.
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. Open Memorial to Labor Day, Sunday-Friday 10AM-5PM Saturday 2-5PM (year round). Tours are offered by prior arrangements only.
Horrock's Farm Market 235 Capital Avenue SW (269) 966-3200 www.shophorrocks.com
Select from many fresh fruits, vegetables, and an exciting array of wine, deli items, and cheese. Or, visit the ice cream shop, the seasonal garden center for plants, flowers, and trees.
Kimball House Museum 196 Capital Avenue NE (269) 966-4157 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 servantâ€™s quarters. There is a gift shop and Heritage Battle Creek will open the House Museum, call for an appointment. Seasonal family events and Heritage Monday Night programs are held on a regular basis.
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, 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.
Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center 74 North Washington Avenue (269) 961-7015 www.dlis.dla.mil
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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. Please visit the website for show times and up to date information on new permanent exhibitions, free Tuesday Lecture Series, and temporary exhibit schedule. The website has conservation tips, experiments kids can do at home, and much more including discount admission coupons!
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!
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 magnete C.W. Post, are buried in Oak Hill. Gates are open from 8AM-dusk daily. The office is open 9AM-5PM 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.
Underground Railroad Sculpture Kellogg House Park (269) 968-1611 www.wkkf.org
The sculpture was commissioned by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to honor the men and women who operated the Underground Railroad, as well as courageous fugitives who fled north to freedom. The bronze monument was created by Ed Dwight of Colorado in 1993.
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 (773)744-49037 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 on 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.
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 and ice cream parlor.
Brooks Memorial Fountain Downtown Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
Capitol Hill Museum 602 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 childrenâ€™s toys and games from yesteryear. Tours by appointment only.
Cornwell's Turkeyville USA 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road (269) 781-4293 www.turkeyville.com
Journey back to a slower time at Turkeyville USA nestled on a 400-acre farm where turkey is king. Since 1968 Cornwellâ€™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 opened in summer 2011 and features modern RV facilities and a heated pool. Open Daily.
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 Grand Army of the Republic Hall Museum 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.
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.
Downtown Marshall 323 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-5183
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 Tour Marshall Area (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
Marshall Carriage Company 203 West Michigan Avenue (269) 781-8818 www.marshallmi.org
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.hauntedmarshall.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
Marshall, a community abundantly rich in history with diverse and beautiful architecture, offers guests a self-guided walking tour featuring 150 buildings and 50 historic markers. This tour brochure gives brief descriptions of some of the community’s most significant structures and highlights the area included in the National Historic Landmark District. Brochures available at the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce office, 424 E. Michigan Ave. Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM.-4:30PM, and seasonally Sat. 10AM -3PM.
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.
The Honolulu House Museum 107 North Kalamazoo Avenue (269) 781-8544 www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org
Marshall Postal Museum 202 East Michigan Avenue (269) 979-2719 www.marshallmi.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, noon to 5PM. Off season by appointment.
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 magical 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.
Riverside Inn - Scrapbooking Retreats 18212 B Drive North (269) 420-2724 www.scrapbookriverside.com
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.
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). Registration can be completed online or by calling.
Oakridge Cemetery 614 Dibble (near Homer Rd) (269) 781-7895 www.marshallmi.org
Schuler's Restaurant & Pub 115 South Eagle Street (269) 781-0600 www.schulersrestaurant.com
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.
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'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) 629-5510 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.forks.org/history
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.
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.
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, of 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.
Sleeping Bear Winery & Taste of Michigan Store 2110 North Concord Road (I-94, exit #127) (517) 531-7777 www.sleepingbearwine.com
Sleeping Bear Winery and Taste of Michigan Store takes a fun approach, and a passion for local Michigan fruits and products, and turns it into a wonderful experience for all who visit. Offering a wide variety of wines from classic French style Cabernets to fruity Red Current and the sweet Honey Dew, all wines are available for a free tasting. Visitors can also sample several of the other Michigan Made Products in the Taste of Michigan Store and staff can build the perfect Michigan gift basket.
Starr Commonwealth is a non-profit organization with nearly 100 years of history providing a comprehensive continuum of care for at-risk youth and their families as well as nationwide training for professionals. Learn about this Michigan Historic site by scheduling a tour today. "In Floyd's Footsteps" is a self-guided walking tour around prominent buildings and landmarks on the historic Starr Commonwealth campus. Guided tours are available by appointment.
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. The mission of Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary & Zoological Gardens is to inspire and educate people to care for the environment by providing fun and educational experiences that lead to understanding the natural world.
Station 66 4588 D Drive South (M-66) (269) 979-5766
Locally owned and operated, the store carries made-in-Michigan products. Products include: fresh fruits and vegetables, ice cream, jams, freshly ground peanut butter, maple syrup, donuts and a variety of other tasty treats. The store is open seasonally, call for hours.
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. Zukowski's is a wonderful equine adventure.
Tekonsha 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.
Zukowski's Meadowview Farms 4698 H Drive South (269) 979-4190 www.zmfarabian.com
Starr Commonwealth 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road (517) 629-5591 www.starr.org
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. The farm is located on 30 acres just minutes from I-94. This includes beautiful pastures to raise alpaca along with the Chicken of Wonders. 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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Rev. Craig Tatum, Pastor
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Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School at 11:15 a.m.
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CACHE CALHOUN - Adventure is Out There After 3,200 finds, it's still exciting for Diane Batten of Lansing. “Geocaching is like a vacation,” she said. Nearly every weekend she sets out for new discoveries and never ceases to be amazed by what she can find. It has become an integral part of all her travels. With millions of fans searching for hidden caches, geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt that has made travel more fun – and meaningful – than ever. A geocache, or cache, is a container hidden in plain sight with a log book inside. Geocaching is the sport of finding a cache using GPS coordinates and then sharing its location online at the official website, Geocaching.com. Sometimes the exact coordinates are given, and other times, clues, riddles, and puzzles are a part of the discovery. GPS devices and apps for smart-phones can be used in finding a cache. Cache Calhoun is a geocaching course with a three part challenge throughout Calhoun County; the brochure is available and lists all ten caches and explains the sport. The 2011 course was comprised of three series, or sets of challenges, each of which contained three to four caches a piece. Caches, in a variety of shapes, designs, and colors, were placed near attractions and landmarks, inviting geocachers to not only discover the cache, but to discover the county as well. “The cache gets you there, then you open your eyes.” Diane explained. “You understand the value of the site. Why it's important to the place.
You get a little bit of a connection to the place. Every cache in this series is unique and takes me to a place where I'm learning something new,” she said. “I love this series!” “There's such a variety.” She recalled the trip, “I have not been to any of those locations ever, so it's all brand new. It makes me feel really happy to add them to my repertoire and share with other people.” Throughout the world, caches are placed for everyone and for every skill level. From easy and fun to challenging and complicated, the sport welcomes all adventure-seeking enthusiasts. “The level of difficulty of the Calhoun County Course is on the easy side, with a couple of caches a little more challenging,” she said. “There are wonderful and impressive things to see, that I necessarily wouldn't know about except for having to look for those caches and locate those places. That's why I loved it.”
If you check out the 2011 course, you may see a “Dancing Bear,” or you may find “Truth.” Or, if you seek the 2012 course, you’ll find an all new set of clues, caches and fun! The Calhoun County Visitors Bureau designed the course to be an adventure for the entire family. It consists of three series, with total ten caches throughout the county. There is something for everyone. And each series completed wins you a prize. Intrigued? Join Diane and countless others to discover Calhoun County's many wonders. The 2011 series is still available, with the 2012 series providing brand new caches - and prizes. Call Calhoun County Visitors Bureau at: 1-800-397-2240, or visit Cache Calhoun online today for more information or a copy of the brochure at www.CacheCalhoun.org!
Sports & Recreation Battle Creek has become the home to high school sports. It is the home to Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) State Finals in volleyball, baseball, wrestling and softball. Battle Creekâ€™s Bailey Park also hosts some of the finest baseball and softball tournaments in the country. The Kellogg Arena, located in Downtown Battle Creek, is constantly buzzing with trade shows, concerts, and its professional basketball team, the Battle Creek Knights. The Kellogg Arena is also home to wrestling, basketball and volleyball tournaments throughout the year. Interested in parks or playgrounds for the kids? Calhoun County is home to Historic Bridge Park, 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 for a family picnic.
Your Personal Best--Runs take place Spring through Fall! Ever run straight into a festival? Come to the BATTLE CREEK CEREAL CITY CLASSIC, and you can enjoy two full days of festivity with your entire family. The Classic, which takes place during the Cereal City Festival in June, offers a 10k run, as well as a Fun Walk. The Fun Walk starts after the race. For people who are in the very early stage of getting fit, or have kids with them, the walk is a great approach. If you wish to run back into history, the OAKLAWN HOSPITALITY CLASSIC in May will most definitely captivate your attention. The 3 runs and a non-competitive 5K walk take you through downtown Marshall, a National Historic Landmark District. You will be tempted to stop at the American Museum of Magic, the largest magic collection in the U.S. featuring the treasures of Houdini, Thurston and Michigan’s own Blackston. Continuing the route, you also will catch the Honolulu House, a truly unique blend of Italianate, Gothic Revival and Polynesian influence. With the parade of historical mansions, restaurants, court and school house, you will run back in time to 19th Century America. For those who love to run for a good cause, BINDER PARK ZOO’S CHEETAH CHASE in June will reward you with the knowledge that you have helped to save the endangered cheetah. If you have never run through a zoo, this is your opportunity. You never know what you may spot, or what may spot you — as you race through Wild Africa! Hero Rush in June takes place at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. Compete in a challenging 5K-10K Race with creative obstacles that simulate the heroics of what firefighters do every day! Ever run down a tarmac the C-21 Aircrafts taxi on every day? The annual ROAD HAWG CLASSIC, an inspiring fundraiser supporting local military families, is held at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base in November. This unique event is a 5K/10K Run (5k walk) offering an experience and view that not many people get to see. The course is flat and wide open which is
always a plus! But don’t worry, everyone needs a challenge-so add a bridge with a hill for those die hard 10K runners! Tony the Tiger gives you a high-five as you cross the line at the DIG ‘EM DASH 5K run/walk that starts and finishes in front of the Kellogg Company World headquarters in downtown Battle Creek. As part of Kellogg’s annual United Way campaign, all the proceeds from the event are donated to providing a better community. The Miller College Alumni Association hosts the “5K PUMPKIN PRANCE” Run/Walk in Battle Creek. Participants and some odd fellows dressed as pumpkins start their “Prance” at McCamly Park in downtown Battle Creek. The race, followed by a “Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade” is a fun event for the entire family. Pet friendly vendors share their wares, and a silent auction is held with proceeds to benefit the Calhoun County Animal Shelter. Come for the festivity, for the beautiful scenery and atmosphere or for a most-worthy cause. Calhoun County just might be your personal best! A list of all the runs in Calhoun County can be found at www. battlecreekvisitors.org Local 2012 Runs - Summer in the City 5k - Homer Hogstravaganaza 5K - Cereal City Classic - Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase - Oaklawn Hospitality Classic - Fall – Turkey Trot 5K - Second Chance for Greyhounds - Kelloggg’s Dig ‘Em Dash 5k - Road Hawg - 5K Pumpkin Prance Visit www.runcalhoun.org for run dates!
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Battle Creek 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 country’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 Battle Creek’s Bailey Park Sports Complex. Admission prices start at $4 with complete food & beverage concessions available each night.
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 Knights Basketball One McCamly Square (269) 965-5001 www.ibaball.net & kelloggarena.com
The Battle Creek Knights are Battle Creek's own Professional Basketball Team going into their 8th season. Come on out to watch some serious hoops at the Kellogg Arena.
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. Call for additional river access points.
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, soggy wetland 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 areas. Park hours Monday-Sunday 8:00AM-10:00PM Hit‘em Here 1790 East Columbia Avenue (269) 965-5221 www.riverviewrecreationincandhitemhere.com Hit‘em Here has fun for the entire family! Enjoy the driving range, batting cages and miniature golf courses. Heated covered tees, indoor golf simulators and pro gift shop. Lessons from a local golf pro are available. Open year round. Kimball Pines County Park 1150 East Michigan Avenue (269) 781-9841 www.calhouncountyroads.com Kimball Pines County Park is 100 acres of mostly plantation pines. It contains one of the oldest stands of urban pines in Michigan. The park offers scenic areas, hiking trails, picnicking facilities, cross-country skiing, nature observation, an 18-hole disc golf course and is home to the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire. Open 8AM-9PM 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 floral gardens, gazebos, sculptures, paved pathways, sitting benches, a peace labyrinth and rolling hills perfect for winter sledding. It's the ideal setting to enjoy nature or gather with family or friends to celebrate a special event. Come for a casual stroll or run the one or two mile loop. Open daily dawn to dusk.
This is a unique concept of developing the natural waterways and parks by linking them together with a continuous 25 mile pathway. Enjoy bicycling, jogging, walking, roller-skating, picnicking, fishing and canoeing in beautiful surroundings. Open daily 5:30AM to 1/2 hour after sunset.
M-66 Bowl 19794 North M-66 (269) 962-9597 www.m66bowl.biz
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.
Nottke's Family Fun Center 775 West Columbia Avenue (269) 963-9121 www.nottkes.com
Ott Biological Preserve Arlington Street off Michigan Avenue (269) 781-9841 www.calhouncountyroads.com
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 trail ways exist within the park boundaries. Open 8AM-9PM
Revolution Arena 75 Houston Street (269) 339-8488 www.therevolutionarena.com
The Revolution Arena, located in Downtown Battle Creek, is Battle Creek’s premier ice arena. The arena features a 85’ x 200’ sheet of ice, four dressing rooms, seating for 1,000 spectators and skate sharpening. Open skate is available.
Go-Karts, Michigan's largest man-made bumper boat pond, mini-golf, and snack bar are available year round. Visit the video arcade, game room, birthday party 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! Group rates and birthday packages are available.
Willard Beach and Park George B Place off Capital Avenue SW (269) 966-3431 www.bcparks.org
Willard Beach and Park 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 stables offer a full range of services including, boarding, training, lessons, sales and showing. Windsong Stable host 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.
Nottke’s Family Fun Center is a newly remodeled state of the art facility. 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.
Riverview Recreation 2000 East Columbia Avenue (269) 963-5838 www.riverviewrecreationincandhitemhere.com
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Linear Park Pathway Throughout Battle Creek (269) 966-3431 www.bcparks.org
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.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Marshall 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 Creekâ€™s sixty-acre wildlife habitat with raised wooden walks, trails, viewing platforms and panoramic views provide a unique setting devoted to the protection and enhancement of Michiganâ€™s natural resources through education and the promotion of quality outdoor recreation.
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Albion Albion Disc Golf Course Victory Park â€˘ 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.
Country Lane Bowling 16653 East Michigan Avenue (517) 629-9153
Country Lane Bowling has 20 lanes with open bowling available every day. Bar is available; Sunday is family day from 11AM-5PM. Enjoy Cosmic bowling Fridays and Saturdays.
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.
Victory Park Playground River and Hannah Street (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 â€˘ 611 East Porter Street (517) 629-0582 www.albion.edu/naturecenter
The 135 acres, is owned and administered by Albion College as an outdoor education facility. Features include 6 miles of hiking trails, oakhickory 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 cited in the area.
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Fresh and Oh So Good - Farmers Market in Calhoun County Part of the fun of shopping at a farmers market is certainly sensory…sticking your nose in a bouquet of fresh dill, testing the snap of wax beans just off the vine or sampling 10 different kinds of homemade bread. It’s one of those experiences that will tempt you time and time again. With the diversity of farmers market offerings these days, the chances to appreciate such agricultural bounty are, well, bountiful! Battle Creek and other farmers markets in Calhoun County are open every Wednesday and Saturday, May through October, where you find people perusing the dewy produce with a smile and an eagerness to chat. Browse, shop, or maybe do a little dance as the music fills the air during the Festival Market Music Series every Wednesday at Battle Creek Farmers Market in downtown Battle Creek. What will you find at the farmers market? Locally-grown and produced goods, from fruits and veggies to meats, eggs and cheese to baked goods to annuals, perennials and fresh-cut flowers and more!
The venders are passionate about what they do. Terry Hill of the Pleasant Hill Farm has been farming for 37 years, now raising beef cattle and chickens, as well as handling pork and lamb, bedding plants and herbs. The atmosphere is warm and homey-something you may not find in a typical grocery store. “We have an open-door policy at the farm for anyone to see what we're doing and to ask questions,” said Ruthie Thompson of Green Garden Farm. “We feel it's important to have a relationship with our customers.” With the variety and selections not only plentiful but artfully presented, a trip to a farmers market makes for a truly pleasurable outing. Check out what is flourishing and nourishing in Calhoun County's many farmers markets.
Albion Farmers Market Main Street Albion, MI 49224 Market Master: Judy Mcgugan Phone: 517-629-5533 Hours: Wednesday - 8:30AM - 1PM Saturday - 8:30AM - 1PM Athens Farmers Market Wilson Park Athens, MI 49011 Market Master: Donald Mihalus Phone: 269-729-4846 Hours: Friday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Homer Farmers Market 109 East Leigh Street (M-60) Homer, MI 49245 Market Master: Jeff Daglow Phone: 517-736-4440 Hours: Saturday - 8:30AM - 1:00PM Marshall Area Farm Market Corner of Michigan Avenue and Hamilton Street Marshall, MI 49068 Market Master: Jane Dadow Phone: 269-781-2728 Hours: Saturday - 8AM - 12PM VA Hospital Farmers Market 5500 Armstrong Road Battle Creek, MI 49014 www.battlecreekfarmersmarket.com Hours: Monday - 11AM - 1PM Project FRESH accepted EBT/Bridge Cards accepted
Battle Creek Farmers Market Festival Market Square at the corner of Jackson and McCamly Street Battle Creek, MI 49017 Market Master: Brigette Leach Phone: 269-746-4648 www.battlecreekfarmersmarket.com Festival Market Music Series every Wednesday Hours: Wednesday -9AM -1PM Saturday - 9AM - 1PM Project FRESH accepted EBT/Bridge Cards accepted
City of Springfield Farmers Market 503 Military Avenue Springfield, MI 49037 Market Master: Kris Vogel Phone: 269-965-2354 www.springfieldmich.com Hours: Wednesday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM Saturday - 8:00AM - 1:00PM Project FRESH accepted EBT/Bridge Cards accepted
EVENTS & FESTIVALS in CALHOUN COUNTY This year, Battle Creek is proud to host the FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship, an event that will draw pilots representing over 30 countries and showcasing the best hot air balloon pilots from around the world. This is one event that will surely fill you with awe.
With an amazing array of events throughout the year, Calhoun County offers a spectacular venue for the entire family. Every June, the Battle Creek Cereal Festival is an event that celebrates the City of Battle Creek and features the World’s Longest Breakfast Table. Events take place throughout the weekend to celebrate a community proud of its rich and varied past. The event includes a parade, all day concerts, healthy living activities, food donation opportunities for the Food Bank and informational tents. The many facets of Battle Creek’s heritage are celebrated including: the birthplace of the cereal industry; the home of former slave abolitionist Sojourner Truth; Seventh-Day Adventist visionary; Ellen White; Dr. John Harvey Kellogg who transformed healthcare in the nineteenth century and cereal industry magnates, C. W. Post and W.K Kellogg.
Marshall, Michigan-home of beautifully restored store-front facades, great antiques and historic icons-promises a weekend full of music, food and fun during the Marshall Main Street Blues Festival. Dance the night away on a great wood dance floor, enjoy amazing food or just sit back and listen to “the Blues” in an ambience like none other.
Spring into the Arts and its sister event, Fall into the Arts! Art walks take place in downtown Battle Creek. Artists from Calhoun County and beyond welcome visitors to walk from business to business to discover amazing crafts, fine arts, photography, jewelry, lampshades and art pieces you may never expect to see.
The Calhoun County Fair has all the fun rides and tastes you hope– plus the oldest fair building in the state. Watch the Hometown Idol or Marshall's Cruise to the Fountain and enter your fair photos for the contest!
Classic cars, bands and a parade are just a few of must sees at The Festival of the Forks in downtown Albion, but the true celebration is within Albion’s rich heritage. Since 1967, the festival has been held each year in celebration of the founding of Albion---the creativity and diversity of a small mid-western community with a strong loyalty for its people and its future. What a show! The renowned Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival promises to WOW you. Every summer, dozens of balloons fill the sky over Battle Creek, offering an extraordinary sight. Your jaw will drop when you witness the raw and amazing power of today’s military aircraft, an all-star aerobatic review, salutes to our soldiers and veterans, and
spectacular aerial feats. But it doesn’t stop there. You will certainly want to stay for the amazing concert & nightly entertainment lineup that is always brought to Center Stage. Closing out the year, make sure to bundle up and join in the festivities during the annual International Festival of Lights in downtown Battle Creek. You won’t want to miss the beautiful array of lighting throughout the holiday season, the professional ice-sculptors furiously carving their creations for all to see or the gingerbread “art” which is too pretty to eat. Throughout the county you will find endless activities to enjoy for a day or weekend. Bring your entire family and explore what has made Calhoun County a must-see event destination.
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Events & Festivals APRIL Opening Day at Binder Park Zoo: April 22 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 18 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.
19th Annual Mayfaire Renaissance Festival: May 19 – 20, 26-28 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 8-9 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 8th 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!
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival: June 27 – July 1 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 and special displays and an array of food vendors will only enhance spectator’s experience.
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!
Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire: July 7 – August 5 Kimball Pines Park (269) 343-9090 www.silverleafrenfaire.org
Weekends in July and August, travel back in time somewhere in the Middle Ages. Join the villagers in a wonderful celebration of games, feasting, dancing, sword fighting, music and shopping. Guests may partake in theatre, comedy shows, jousting tournaments and more!
Marshall Blues Festival: July 21 Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshallbluesfestival.com
Experience great blues music and great food at the 9th 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.
AUGUST Cruise the Gut: August 11 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.
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!
164th Calhoun County Fair: August 12 -18 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.
20th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championships: August 24-25 Kellogg Community College (800) 397-2240 www.holidayballoonfest.com
Balloon pilots from around the world unite in the tradition of friendship, fellowship, fun, and competition for the title of World Champion. The balloons fly throughout the week competing in a variety of challenges. On Friday and Saturday, the community is invited to interact with the balloon pilots and enjoy the balloon glows, entertainment, food and more! Event activities are held at Kellogg Community College.
OCTOBER Fall into the Arts: October 9 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 13-14 Kiwanis Youth Area– Bellevue (269) 763-3090 www.cranefest.org
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
International Summerfest: August 11 Mill Race Park – Battle Creek (269) 420-4031 www.bcfestivals.com
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 5:00PM. and sunset. A wildlife art show and sale will take place from noon until sunset. Other activities include guided nature walks, educational presentations, and hands-on activities.
SEPTEMBER 49th Annual Historic Marshall Home Tour: September 8-9 Marshall Historical Society (269) 781-8544 www.marshallmi.org
The 49th 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.
Festival of the Forks: September 21-22 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 on the Kalamazoo River. Throughout the event, enjoy a classic car show, bands, a parade and more!
EVENTS & FESTIVALS
NOVEMBER Holiday Parade: November 17 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.
International Festival of Lights: November 17- 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.
Cereal City Festival June 8 ~ 9, 2012
Marshall Christmas Parade: November 26 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, to help usher in the holiday season.
DECEMBER Candle Light Christmas Walk: December 8-9 Downtown Marshall (269) 781-5163 www.marshallmi.org
The Marshall Historical Societyâ€™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.
of Lights Come and enjoy Nov. 17 ~ Dec. 31, 2012 the festivities in Each year Battle Creek is transformed into a beautiful array of tra Downtown lighting. Activities include a Festival lig Pathway and Fitness Walk, carolers, dazzling light and music show each daz Battle Creek! Pat night, a Warming House ďŹ lled with
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 activities for children and adults the many faces of our heritage alike, beautiful Ice Sculptures and including the birthplace of the cereal a celebration of our international industry, the home of former slave diversity through an International and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Seventh-day Adventist visionary Children's Day. Our downtown Ellen White, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg restaurants and retail welcome who transformed health care in our visitors to drop in to warm up the nineteenth century and cereal - enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, industry magnates C. W. Post dinner and shopping. It may be and W. K. Kellogg. The festival cold outside, but Battle Creek is kicked off with a parade comes with a Warm Heart! on June 8. Join us as we celebrate this rich heritage International SummerFest with activities for the entire August 11, 2012 family. 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: email@example.com
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Accommodations Calhoun County has a variety of lodging options â€“ from cozy, family-run bed and breakfasts, to larger, conveniently located inns and hotels, there is something for every comfort! Whether traveling for business and looking for a quiet place to work and an easy place to connect, or a leisure traveler looking to be in the middle of the activities, there are amenities and options available for every traveler. 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! So, rest assured, Calhoun County has a comfortable, enjoyable, and welcoming place for you to stay!
Baymont Inn & Suites 4725 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-5400 Toll Free: 877-229-6668 www.baymontinns.com
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Travelodge 5395 Beckley Road, 49015 269-979-1828
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Michigan's Wine and Beer Is Hotter Than Ever – in Calhoun County Proudly called “The Great Beer State,” Michigan is witnessing a craft beer boom that has drawn national attention. Michigan wineries are also gaining national attention with 53 Michigan wineries winning 265 medals in 2011. Now is the best time to visit Calhoun County and taste the genuinely unique brews and wines you won't find anywhere else. Located in Downtown Battle Creek, Arcadia Brewing Company is not a place to miss! All of their beers are produced in small batches, using methods originating in England. This style of beer is made to reflect over 250 years of world-class brewing heritage. Crowd favorites include: The Cereal Killer, an explosion of full-bodied, malty goodness with hints of caramel, toffee, molasses and toasty notes. The Jaw-Jacker Ale, reminiscent of pumpkin pie, is their scrumptious Fall Seasonal. And a truly one-of-a-kind brew, the Cocoa Loco, is a Triple Chocolate Milk Stout. Dark Horse Brewery, located in Marshall, Michigan, began in a Northern Michigan University dorm room as the master brewer began crafting his own beer. As it stands, it has grown into today's full brewing company boasting medal-winning brews.
Cherry Creek Vineyard and Winery, located in a Historic 1870 Schoolhouse, is one stop you don't want to miss! You are invited to taste their Award Winning Wines at the Knotty Pine Bar, sample their freshly made Butter Fudge or taste their Michigan Cherry Preserves. As a rule, all visitors under the age of 12 are required to ring the 138 year-old school bell once before their parents will be served. For three generations, Warner Vineyards, Michigan's second oldest winery, has expertly crafted sparking, table and dessert wines to tempt your pallet. Offering samples of 25 fine Michigan wines, their tasting room at The Flower Haus, in historic downtown Marshall, opens their doors to a wonderful experience that will surely tantalize all your senses. Before you leave, make sure to peruse their “Made in Michigan” products and wines to take home and share with family and friends. From beers and wines full of local character and flavor, to delicious foods and gifts that go perfectly with them, Calhoun County offers tasty experiences that you should not miss. Find out for yourself what has been brewing here in Calhoun County, Michigan.
“We try to seek variety and melt flavors together, to create a journey and an adventure for our customers,” said the social media director Kristine Morse. Brews such as Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock, Crooked Tree I.P.A. (Indian Pale Ale) and Scotty Karate Scotch Ale are aimed to intrigue and delight. The taproom is lively and intimate, filled with loyal customers. Located on I-94 just East of Albion, Sleeping Bear Winery and Microbrewery proudly represents Michigan with beers, wines, a brand new restaurant serving gourmet pizzas and sandwiches with their hand crafted “Bad Bear Beers”, a Bear Garden and the Taste of Michigan store. Their specialty gift baskets with Michigan-made products such as jams, sauces and salsas are perfect for corporate or holiday gifts. Arcadia Brewing Company
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