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Give the gift of food this holiday season

Food is a great way to show your appreciation. Whether you’re going to leave it on a friend’s doorstep or send a little something to your co-workers, end the year with a culinary indulgence. Even better, buying from

There’s a gift for everyone at the Welcome Center store

The Battle Creek Welcome Center isn’t only for brochures — we have a great selection of store items that celebrate all things Battle Creek and Michigan. 

So whether you’re shopping for a baker, a beer lover or a

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

5 must-see vehicles at Gilmore Car Museum

Car shows are

Yes, Binder Park Zoo is really open

Isaac, a young animal enthusiast, noticed something unusual at Binder Park Zoo last week.

“They’re starting a family!” he told his parents.

The zoo’s two marabou storks had laid an egg and were busy adding more brush to the nest

7 cool campers from the Kellogg Arena show

Spontaneous adventures can be the best.
Spontaneity is part of the RV lifestyle, where you have the ability to travel freely and see Michigan at your own pace.

Those seeking the latest and greatest in RVs headed to the Michigan

5 things to know about the Lincoln Room

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is Feb. 12. While you get your log cabin cake ready, keep in mind there’s a larger-than-life Lincoln on display.
A. Lincoln is a portrait made entirely out of pennies. It’s in the Lincoln Room, found at

5 new Welcome Center items for holiday gifts

The Welcome Center isn’t only for tourists – the gift shop is for anyone who wants to bring home a little bit of Michigan. We’re located at 34 W. Jackson St., suite #1a. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tips for seeing the Festival of Lights


Night comes early in the winter, but it’s also the best time for Battle Creek’s brightest festival. Tour the Festival of Lights with these tips.

Places to eat

Begin with getting a bite to eat. We recommend Griffin Grill and

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