165 Capital Ave., S.W.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 965-3976
Fax: (269) 965-7580
Full Blast is a family entertainment and recreation center located in the downtown area of the city of Battle Creek. It has a fitness center where you can work with professional trainers to become a fitter individual, a Sports Forum which hosts many sports programs like floor hockey, indoor soccer, softball, volleyball and more, and a water park where you can enjoy several exciting water related rides in both indoor and outdoor facilities during the summer months. For more information, log on to their website.
Located in the Full Blast recreational facility, the Flash Flood Water Park has both indoor and outdoor water facilities which are perfect for a fun day out with the family. Special discounts are available if you opt for a seasonal pass. Additional discounts are available for passes for a family of four. The park is open through the summer months between Memorial day and Labor Day. Aside from water attractions, the place also has a trampoline for you to bounce on, and inflatable jungle and slide for kids to play in, a concessions and gift store where you can make useful purchases and many more facilities just waiting to be explored.
The Kellogg's Company is the supplier of favorite cereal and other quick-fix breakfast foods. Some such foods which Kellogg's popularized are toaster pastries, which are a kind instant pastry which can be heated using a toaster, cookies, frozen waffles, which can be stored and heated up later to eat, bars which have the same constituents as cereals, snacks which are fruit-flavored or vegetarian in nature. The company now sells its products in more than 180 countries. It is at this center at Battle Creek where the company found its genesis when Will Keith Kellogg and his brother John Harvey Kellogg decided to create ready-to-eat cereal.
This Kellogg Arena couples big-city amenities with small-town hospitality. The 30,000 square-foot space comes with a personalized staff, a fully equipped kitchen, a convention booth, stands, sports courts, circles and mats. Climate control, a 600-amp, three-phase power system, a high fidelity sound system and a theatrical curtaining system make it a great venue for high-adrenaline sporting action, dramas and plays. Up to 8500 people can be seated in the arena, and 6000 seats can be made reserved seating depending on the event of the day. Look up the website for the schedule - car shows, gymnastic performances, circuses and dance troupes are some of the features.
The Rink, located in Battle Creek is, as indicated by the name, an ice skating rink. You can come here to skate on a day when there are no scheduled events. Programs which take place here include figure skating, ice hockey and more. The arena seats as many as 1000 spectators. Four dressing rooms and skate sharpening devices are also available here. For more information on upcoming events, check out the notes section of their Facebook page.
Battle Creek, though quite small in size as a city, is replete with tourist attractions, both natural and man-made. Lakes, nature-reserves, parks, monuments, restaurants, hotels, historic buildings and more attractions are peppered across the landscape of this city. As such, the unsuspecting tourist may get quite overwhelmed and confused about what to do, where to stay, where to eat, what to see and so forth. Calhoun County Visitors Bureau is there to solve all your problems and answer all your questions with regards to tourism. Just visit the center or call them up if you have any inquiries. You can also visit their website.
Located in Monument Park, the Sojourner Truth Monument is dedicated to Sojourner Truth who was an African American activist who fought for women's rights and abolitionism. She was the first ever African American woman to win a case against a white man in the court of law and was also instrumental in recruiting African American troops for the Union Army during the Civil War. The monument which graces the park is 12 foot (3.66 meters) high and was sculpted by the internationally renowned sculptor Tina Allen.
Monument Park, located on Division Street, was established in 1917 in honor of C.W. Post, one of the most prominent citizens of Battle Creek. In 1997, a monument dedicated to Sojourner Truth, designed by Tina Allen was unveiled in the park. Depicting Truth at one of her speeches, this statue serves as a constant reminder of the great lady's achievements. Admission in the park is free of charge.
The Kellogg House, located on One Monroe Street is the residence of W. K. Kellogg. Although this house is not open to the public, it is surrounded by a lush green park which is open to all. Take a stroll through the perfectly groomed grounds, haphazardly rioting flower beds full of spring colors and tall, beautiful trees. People often come to this spot to take pictures. The house is also close to the Underground Railroad Memorial which is worth taking a look at.
One of the oldest libraries in the region, the Willard Library is a beautiful stone building which was built as early as 1840. Since then, it has been open to the public, making knowledge open to all. The library also organizes several classes, courses and workshops which you can participate in. Books from this library are widely circulated in the immediate area. Along with other generic titles, the library also has quite a few books on the local History of Battle Creek.
Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center is a complex of more than 20 buildings, located in Battle Creek, MI. The place dates back to 1866, when it was first established as a healing center, Western Health Reform Institute, wherein the Adventist-prescribed medical practices were used to treat patients. Over the years, the place has played several roles, among which it's function as the Battle Creek Sanitarium is regarded as quite significant. Later on, in 1942, the building was used as the Percy Jones Army Hospital, where the American soldiers of World War II (and later Korean War) were treated. As of today, Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center is a part of the prestigious Public Buildings Service Heritage Program. Open on Mondays through Fridays, between 6.30a and 5p, Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center makes for an interesting visit.
Although it cannot be termed a mansion, Kimball House Museum is a beautiful and lavish example of Queen Anne architecture which shows off the resplendence of the upper-middle class. The central tower is surrounded on both sides by turrets. The windows of the house are made from stained glass and there is beautiful walnut woodwork in different parts of the house. This 14-room house, built in 1886 was home to Dr. Arthur Kimball, the first of three generations of doctors who blessed the local community. The house was turned into a museum when, after the death of the third Dr. Kimball, the family donated the house to community. Today, the museum contains several intriguing exhibits.