Introduction to Sturgis, Michigan
Judge John Sturgis visited the St. Joseph Valley area in the southern Michigan territory in 1827. He settled down in the region, and it was named in his honor. It was initially a town, but as the population grew in size, Sturgis was officially incorporated as a city in the year 1896.
Sturgis and nearby Attractions
- Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
- Elkhart County Historical Museum
- Black Pine Animal Park
- Oak Lawn Cemetery
- Harmon Field
Things To Do In Sturgis
Visitors to Sturgis can take a trip to the home of author and nature photographer Gene Stratton-Porter, which is known as the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. Also nearby are other places of historical interest like the Mennonite-Amish visitor, the Midwest Museum of American Art and the Elkhart County Historical Museum. The Air Zoo, an aviation history museum, is also a popular tourist destination.
Air transportation is available from the Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek International Airport.
Sturgis Higher Education
For higher education, students can enroll at Western Michigan University, the Kalamazoo Valley Community College, or Kellogg Community College.