Cereal Fest is a Sweet Summer Festival in Battle Creek

Indulge in a colorful, crispy bowl of cereal in Battle Creek on June 10. The National Cereal Fest is one of Michigan’s sweetest summer festivals. It has free breakfast, magic, music and bounce houses. Why cereal? Battle Creek is the town where the Kellogg brothers found a way to make breakfast…

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Meet these cute animals at Binder Park Zoo

It’s hard to narrow down the cutest of the animals at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, but here we give it a try: ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE The oldest zoo resident is Al, the Aldabra giant tortoise. He’s been at the zoo since 1984 and they estimate his age to be around 80. They aren’t kidding around…

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Choose your own Skylark Ridge adventure

I knew I had the coolest job in the world when my boss asked me to test out the new Skylark Ridge rope and zipline course at Binder Park Zoo. The first time you lay eyes on the structure, you will feel awestruck too! The course is unlike any normal ropes and zipline course: it is a large…

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Make Station 66 part of your fall tradition

Station 66 is the perfect break on your leaf-peeping drives. It’s located on M-66, where the country roads look the best in fall. The small country store is in a building that was once a gas station in the 1940s. It has kept the vintage charm, while selling products from Michigan farms. A…

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Field of Flight 101: Everything you need to have fun

Battle Creek’s biggest festival celebrates flight – whether it’s hot air balloons, jet planes, Ferris wheels or fireworks. New to the event? Then here are some tips. The schedule Field of Flight lasts from June 30 to July 4 and each day has different flavors. If you want the air show and…

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It’s Grrrrreat: Cereal Fest returns

Free breakfast isn’t the only thing served up at the National Cereal Festival in downtown Battle Creek. Join us for a sweet day of fun on June 10. Why cereal? This is the town where the Kellogg brothers found a way to make the first meal of the day fast, easy and vegetarian. In 1894, they…

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Find treasure while shopping in downtown Marshall

Look around downtown Marshall, and you’ll see a lot: books, doughnuts, antique chandeliers, toys, artwork and wine. What you won’t see is big box stores or fast-food restaurants. Each small business is thoughtfully curated, ideal for an afternoon spent looking for treasures. Here are some…

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Check out the top new campers in Battle Creek

There are 1,300 licensed campgrounds in Michigan, and they’re going to be everything from small RV villages with pools and stores, to places where you have to squeeze a small trailer between two trees. The Battle Creek RV & Camping Show has a camper for every situation. Sponsored by the Michigan…

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Walk under the winter stars

As the sun sets earlier and nights become darker, there’s more opportunity to see the stars at night. Dress up in layers, throw some foot warmers in your boots and enjoy the stars at one of these parks: Whitehouse Nature Center in Albion Albion College runs this natural area, using it as a…

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