Discover the top things to do in Battle Creek

Choose the Country Inn & Suites to stay near Battle Creek’s top things to do, such as a visit to the animals at Binder Park Zoo, just 10 minutes away. You can cool off in summer at Flash Flood Water Park and enchant the kids year-round with a trip to Fantasy Forest at Leila Arboretum. Love the outdoors? Trek through Fort Custer Recreation Area on your mountain bike or kayak, or visit nearby Goguac Lake for a day on the water. After an adventurous afternoon, you can freshen up in your hotel room 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 attend events, 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 interesting 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. You'll also find a public boat launch so that you can enjoy the lake’s great fishing.

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. Attractions include an urban farm and a disc golf course. Kids will especially love Fantasy Forest, which is populated by mythical creatures carved from tree trunks.

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.