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Mill Race Park

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E. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Regions: Battle Creek
(269) 966-3431
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The dramatic waterfall in Mill Race Park tells the story of the mill race that put Battle Creek on the map.

A mill race is a narrow, swift and powerful channel (or sluice) of water that turns a water wheel to produce power. It made Battle Creek a center for manufacturing. The railroad arrived soon after the mill and items were sent out from the city’s factories: agricultural machinery, cigars, bicycles and more.

While in the park, enjoy the waterfall, shady picnic areas and playground equipment.

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