Discover the top things to do in Battle Creek

Situated just off I-94, the Country Inn & Suites offers easy access to Battle Creek’s top points of interest, including Kellogg Community College and Kellogg Arena. Take the kids to see the animals at Binder Park Zoo, and then go on an enchanting journey through Fantasy Forest at Leila Arboretum, where dragons and castles await. If you’re visiting in summer, you can cool off at Flash Flood Water Park, about 10 minutes away. Looking for things to do outdoors? Enjoy a mountain bike or kayak excursion at Fort Custer Recreation Area, or visit nearby Goguac Lake for a day on the water. After an adventurous afternoon, you can freshen up in your room or suite before heading to Firekeepers Casino for a fun night at the slots.

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Binder Park Zoo

2.72 mi / 4.37 km from the hotel
At Binder Park Zoo, animal lovers can go for a ride on the conservation carousel, feed the giraffes, and then find a meal for themselves at Beulah’s Restaurant or Kalahari Kitchen.

Fort Custer Recreation Area

8.05 mi / 12.95 km from the hotel
Offering 25 miles of trails, three lakes, and a stretch of the Kalamazoo River, this 3,033-acre park provides outdoor adventures galore. Take to the trails with your mountain bike, or head to the water to enjoy some boating or fishing.

Kellogg Arena

3.92 mi / 6.31 km from the hotel
Host to sports tournaments, concerts, trade shows, and community occasions, this 6,500-seat arena offers exciting events year-round. Check out the schedule while you’re in town.

Firekeepers Casino

6.77 mi / 10.9 km from the hotel
Put your luck to the test at this exciting venue with over 2,900 slot machines and 70 table games along with a bingo room and a 26-table poker room. While you’re there, catch a live show and enjoy some great dining.

Goguac Lake

1.47 mi / 2.36 km from the hotel
A recreational center for Battle Creek, this 352-acre lake offers swimming, picnic areas, and a bike trail at Willard Beach. If you want to go fishing, you can take advantage of the public boat launch.

Leila Arboretum

4.98 mi / 8.02 km from the hotel
Stroll the varied gardens of this beautiful 72-acre arboretum displaying over 25,000 plants. Kids will especially love Fantasy Forest, which is populated by mythical creatures carved from tree trunks. Other attractions include an urban farm and a disc golf course.

Linear Park

5.16 mi / 8.3 km from the hotel
Composed of more than 26 miles of paved paths winding throughout Battle Creek, this beautiful park is perfect for everything from a bike ride to a post-lunch stroll.

Flash Flood Water Park

3.83 mi / 6.16 km from the hotel
This seasonal water park has pools, waterslides, a bounce house, and plenty of concessions—great for a day of family fun in the summer.

Historic Bridge Park

4.72 mi / 7.6 km from the hotel
Admire the truss bridges on display in this pleasant park, or launch your canoe or kayak into the North Branch Kalamazoo River for a day on the water. Paved paths, picnic areas, and playgrounds are also available.