There’s no better or more affordable way to see Africa than to do it right here in Michigan. The Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek was recently voted one of the top zoos in America. It is home to a wide variety of African animals and offers visitors a unique, “deep immersion” experience.
Getaway to Binder Park Zoo/Battle Creek, Michigan
Want to experience an African safari right here in Michigan? Or does your sense of adventure lean more towards trying a new citrus summer 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. Summer 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 on a summer day. The nearby cities of Marshall and Albion also offer charming downtowns with unique shopping and events for the summer traveler. Battle Creek--where the best of summer 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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