165 Capital Ave., S.W.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 965-3976
Fax: (269) 965-7580
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.
Touted to be the best music venue in Battle Creek, The Music Factory is an avant-garde space for music fans. It has hosted great shows by bands like Blackstone Cherry, Mushroom Head, Shadows Fall and All that Remains. It is a haven for rock enthusiasts with the likes of Violent Vessel, Saving Abel, Ghost In The Attic and Remains Of Jade performing here.
Built in 1948, the Art Center of Battle Creek is a beautiful red brick building with a sloping roof where art thrives. The center is dedicated to showcasing the talent of local artists in the form of public exhibitions. There are usually ten to 12 showings in a year, some of which are specially dedicated to showing art created by elementary and secondary students from local schools. This allows them to have a formal gallery-like space to display their work. Several art classes, outreach programs and volunteering programs are also conducted here.
Nottke's Bowl, as the name suggests, is a magnificent bowling center believed to be one of the best in the city. The place boasts of over 60 bowling lanes all illuminated with dramatic neon lights challenging you to test your skills. Whether the crowd is cheering your name or you are a newbie, at Nottke's Bowl everyone is bound to have a great time. The place has several tournaments where you can enter your team and their leagues range from Ladies, Senior Men to Mixed Company and many more. If hunger strikes, the on-site restaurant is ever ready to satiate you with American delights.
Bailey Park, located in Battle Creek has within its premises three full fledged baseball parks, two soft-ball diamonds, four volleyball courts, 12 shuffle-ball courts, picnic grounds and more. One of the stadiums, known as the C.O. Brown Stadium, can seat up to as many as 6000 spectators. For the convenience of visitors, there is a convenience store, water and restroom facilities and proper signs to point out where everything is located. Some of the most important baseball and soft-ball tournaments in the country are hosted in these stadiums. Bailey Park is also the home-ground of the Battle Creek Bombers, who play in the Northwood Baseball League.
Welcoming movie lovers to a wonderful cinema viewing experience, Goodrich West Columbia 7 is a haunt for families and friends alike. With comfy seating spaces, state-of-the-art visuals, impeccable acoustics and buttery popcorn, Goodrich West Columbia 7 beckons Hollywood fans and keeps them coming. The theater screens all of the latest releases and any 3D movie is best viewed here. Whether planing a fun evening with your little ones or chalking out a night out with your gang, Goodrich West Columbia 7 should be an integral part of your spree!
Franke Center for the Arts is a place where culture and art is incubated in a conducive environment. The place is an event venue encouraging budding talent from the field of drama, music, philanthropy and more. The center is also a meeting space for people with similar interest and it thereby also hones the cap of being a business development platform. An initiative of the local community, Franke Center for the Arts welcomes volunteer support and donations.
Calhoun County Fairgrounds has been the permanent address for the legendary Calhoun County Fair since 1948. An icon representing the heritage and culture of the city of Marshall, the Calhoun County Fairgrounds comes to life with twinkling lights, music and laughter every season. The fairgrounds are also available for camping and they offer facilities like restrooms, showers and other services at your disposal. The ground is also an address to historic buildings that catch your attention even as your drive by.
Built in 1974, Wings Stadium has been home to the Kalamazoo Wings of the United Hockey League since the 2000-01 season. The venue also offers a full range of entertainment, including concerts, professional hockey, family shows and trade shows. The building capacity is 8,023 with seating capacity for hockey at 5,113. Watching your favourite team live in action is truly a worthwhile experience.
Spread across 61,000 square feet (5,667.09 square meters), the Kalamazoo County Expo Center is a versatile space for various national, regional and local events. From trade shows and expos, cultural activities and festivals to private occasions and meetings, it features air conditioned and heated venues to host any kind of event. It is also the site of Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Farmers Market which is open on certain days of the week from October to April.
A perfect place where you can groove to the tunes of talented bands while downing interesting flavors of local beers, the Bell's Back Room is a haunt for tourists and locals alike. Situated inside the Bell's Brewery, this place boasts of a wonderful venue which is equipped with impressive acoustics and picnic benches that bring about a marriage between beers and music. Come with your gang and stay put till wee hours of the night as Bell's Back Room manages to offer you a rare combination of entertainment, drinks and food. Check website for additional details.