Learn More About Battle Creek
Battle Creek first gained its popularity through the reputation of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Under the leadership of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the Sanitarium developed into an institution recognized around the world for its ‘health building and training’ regimen of hydrotherapy, exercise, and vegetarian diet. Soon a new industry grew from the kitchens at the Sanitarium, where a healthy breakfast food, cereal, was developed for the patients. People converged on Battle Creek as it became known around the world as the ‘Health City.’ At the turn of the century, Battle Creek was the fastest growing industrial center in Michigan, located at the convergence of several major rail lines.
Today, Battle Creek continues to enjoy a strong economy and brisk pace of growth. Battle Creek is also quickly becoming one of Michigan's hottest tourism destinations. Home to Binder Park Zoo, one of the state's top ten attractions, Battle Creek also includes the 3,000 acre Ft. Custer recreational Area, the Leila Arboretum and Kingman Museum of Natural History, Full Blast, a unique 80,000 square-foot youth entertainment mall, numerous parks and lakes, and 22 public golf courses within a 25-mile radius. In addition, every year Battle Creek hosts some of the state's most celebrated festivals including the Cereal City Festival and World's Longest Breakfast Table, the International Festival of Lights, the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship, and the Art Fair at the Creek.
Find out more through these community links:
Albion Forks Initiative - The purpose of the Albion Forks Initiative is to serve as an incubator for organizations in the Albion community and to showcase their organization to the online community.
Any Bodies Playground - Playing together makes a positive difference in the lives of children by instilling values of inclusiveness and compassion. Any Bodies Playground is designed to stimulate creativity and foster self-confidence through achievement.
Battle Creek Hot Air Balloon Championships - Find out more about this dazzling display of colors and characters that annually draws competitors from throughout the world.
Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce - The official City of Battle Creek web site.
Binder Park Zoo - One of Michigan's top ten tourist attractions, the Binder Park Zoo is nationally renowned for many of its special exhibits.
Burnham Brook - Burnham Brook is a partner with Bronson Battle Creek and Summit Pointe in the partnership Senior Health Partners, which provides comprehensive services for older adults in Southwest Michigan including health and fitness programs, social and recreation activities, in-home care, and supportive services.
Calhoun County - An informational web site about the governmental organizations in Calhoun County.
Full Blast - Full Blast is a brand-new concept in family entertainment. Whether you're two, twelve, twenty or fifty, there's something for everyone. From fitness to fun, dining, to dancing, an entertainment mall with almost 100,000 square feet of brilliantly designed areas for kids, parents and grandparents to play to their heart's content.
Kellogg Company Web Site - Battle Creek is the Cereal Capital and the Kellogg Company is a primary reason. Check out one of the most exciting sites on the Web.
The Official Battle Creek Web Site - Sponsored by the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce, the City of Battle Creek and Battle Creek Unlimited.
Willard Public Library - Access the library via Telnet or gateway into the Great Lakes FreeNet, a Battle Creek-based service with hundreds of interesting conferences and informational areas.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation - One of the largest foundations in the country, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's web site is filled with information about grants and ongoing projects around the country.
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