Introduction to Battle Creek, Michigan
Battle Creek, Michigan, in Calhoun county, is 95 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Kalamazoo - Battle Creek metro area, Battle Creek is home to some 53,364 residents.
Battle Creek History
One of the most significant parts of Battle Creek's history is the presence of the Kellogg Company's headquarters in the area. It was founded by Will Keith Kellogg in 1906 and played a significant role in the merging of Battle Creek City and Battle Creek Township in 1982. The name of the area supposedly comes from skirmishes between the natives and early European surveyors.
Battle Creek and nearby Attractions
- Binder Park Zoo
- Art Center of Battle Creek
- Wilard Beach And Park
- Kingman Museum
- Kimball House Museum
- Lakeview Square Mall
Things To Do In Battle Creek
The area has several historical sites which interest tourists. The city of Battle Creek is host to a number of unique festivals like the World's Longest Breakfast Table, The Taste of Battle Creek, The Battle Creek Field of Flight Entertainment Festival and the International Festival of Lights.
Battle Creek Transportation
Battle Creek International Airport offers regular air transportation services.
Battle Creek Higher Education
One can pursue higher studies at the local Kellogg Community College. Options in the neighboring areas include Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.