Every state has a small town that every one seems to know about. Hershey, Pennsylvania and Deadwood, North Dakota come to mind. In Michigan, Battle Creek is the small town everyone seems to know. It is the home of Kellogg, maker of Special K, Frosted Flake, Eggo Wafles and Pop-Tarts, and breakfast just wouldn't be the same without it. Looking at the factory is certainly not all there is to do in Battle Creek. Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek MI, is also a popular destination but is also not the end of activitiesin Battle Creek. Indeed, for those traveling to Michigan, Battle Creek can make an interesting and affordable stop or destination for your family vacation.
The first thing you will want to do when planning your vacation to Battle Creek is to figure our where to stay. There is a wide range of income in Michigan, Battle Creek hotels reflect this diversity. There is an Econo-Lodge on West Columbia, a Quality Inn on East Michigan and a Knights Inn on Capital Avenue for the more price conscious. Other lodgings include Old Lamp-Lighter's Bed and Breakfast also on Capital Avenue, Greencrest Manoir Bed and Breakfast on Halbert, Battle Creek Inn and Appletree Inn on Beckley Road and Michigan Motel on Capital Avenue. Like most places, price will depend on the time of year and whether or not there are any conventions in town.
There are also a lot of places to go in Michigan, Battle Creek offers some of the more interesting attractions. One of the best attractions in the Are is the Binder Park Zoo. Battle Creek, MI is home to this amazing and innovative zoo where animals are not in cages, but placed in natural surroundings. Because of the nature of the park, it is closed for most of the winter time and many animals are moved indoors. If you come during the summer, this zoo is not to be missed, as it rivals some of the best zoos in the country. If you haven't gotten your fill of wiodlife at the zoo, check out the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary on "C" Avenue.
If you like outdoor activities and the natural Beauty of Michigan, Battle Creek is just the place for you and your family. Kellogg Forest on 42nd street features over 200 species of trees as well as over 30 miles of hiking trails and picnic areas. The Leila Arboretum on West Michigan Avenue.is the areas botanical garden. Admission is free and features over 3000 natural and exotic plants.
If it is a rainy day or you simply wish to get out of the sun, try Kellogg's Cereal City, USA. This cereal themed family attraction is lots of fun for kids. Not only can you see how the cereal is made as well as it's history. The Gilmore Classic Car Museum on Hickory Road features over 100 restored vintage cars. In nearby Marshall, you can visit the American Museum of Magic, which holds real stage props used by 19th and 20th century magicians, including one escape device used by Houdini.
Battle Creek is not only a moderately priced family destination, there are also lots of fun and unique things to do. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Battle Creel offers something for the entire family.