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5 things to know about giraffes


Meeting giraffes is one of the best parts of a trip to Binder Park Zoo. These gentle giants live on the savanna in Wild Africa with zebra, addax, bontebok, ostriches and other grassland animals. 

Stand on Twiga outlook with a …

Dear Battle Creek: Zoo Day Edition

Dear Battle Creek,

Standing on Twiga outlook, zookeepers rustled branches of leaves. They called out to the giraffes, who were grazing nearby. For Binder Park Zoo’s biggest attractions (at least the tallest), it was opening day and their time to …

Launch your kayak in Calhoun County


With two major waterways — the Kalamazoo River and the Battle Creek River — Calhoun County is a great spot to use your kayak. Here are easy access points throughout the county:

Brownswood Road

Locals like to use a spot …

Unplug in Calhoun County

Felling all Zoomed out? Head hurting from staring at screens? Calhoun County is here to help. 

Check out these five activities that require you to unplug from the digital world.

Hike and camp at Fort Custer State Park (link: https://www.battlecreekvisitors.org/member-detail/fort-custer-recreation-area/)…

Couple Hotspots for Winter


Whether you’re looking for an afternoon break or a fancy night out, these hot spots in Calhoun County will keep the romance alive this winter.

Sweet date

Start with fireside s’mores on the porch at Kitchen Proper. The s’mores …

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Calhoun County

If you’re looking for something special for Valentine’s Day, may we suggest something sweet?

Calhoun County has everything from bean-to-bar chocolate to unique dessert menus.

Chocolate

Kitchen Proper | Battle Creek

S’mores, but make it sophisticated. Buy a platter of …

Happy Plan for Vacation Day!

After 2020, it can be hard to even remember what month it is.

Still, time is a precious resource. On average, American workers don’t use 33% of their paid time off.

That’s why there is a National Plan for Vacation …

How squirrels and the cereal industry are connected


Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day! And no one appreciated squirrels as much as Dr. J.H. Kellogg.

Visit any park in Battle Creek, and you’ll likely see a flash of fluffy tail as a black squirrel runs by. These animals can …

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