An African Adventure awaits you. Welcome to Wild Africa, located at Binder Park Zoo just outside of Battle Creek. Come see 433 acres of forests, wetlands and animals.
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Getaway to Binder Park Zoo/Battle Creek, Michigan
Want to experience an African safari in the lushness of a Michigan fall? Or does your sense of adventure lean more towards trying a new autumn craft beer? Satisfy your wild side by experiencing Battle Creek. Get lost in Wild Africa at Binder Park Zoo, an African savannah with spectacular views of wild animals from elevated boardwalks. Get nose-to-nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country and hand feed a giraffe. Don’t miss ZooBoo where families can trick-or-treat together through thousands of scarecrows and lighted jack o' lanterns! Fall is a great time to discover Battle Creek’s 35 parks and lively downtown entertainment. Museums, breweries, wineries, golf and professional sports teams offer visitors opportunities to indulge their pleasures under autumnal skies. The nearby cities of Marshall and Albion also offer charming downtowns with unique shopping and events for the fall traveler. Battle Creek--where the best of fall is served up by the bowlful.
Visit Africa without leaving the country! In Wild Africa, experience a 14-acre African Savannah featuring impala, zebra and ostrich, and get nose to nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country. Visit our new American black bear exhibit and then stop by to see our snow leopards, lemurs, and Mexican wolves to name a few!
Play outside at one of our more than 17 parks and recreation areas. Bike, run, walk or blade the 25-mile Linear Park Pathway. Mountain Bike at Fort Custer Park and splash, splash, splash at Full Blast our indoor/outdoor water park.
We like to entertain in Calhoun County and have something for everyone.
Battle Creek/Calhoun County is three unique communities offering activities and attractions to keep you moving all day, all week and all year-round.
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