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Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center

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Address: 480 Van Buren St W, Battle Creek, MI 49037-2339
Phone Number: +1 269-965-3000
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14:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00
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Located just west of downtown Battle Creek, this recreated 19th century...

Located just west of downtown Battle Creek, this recreated 19th century village takes visitors back in time through reenactments, restored and replicated buildings to tell the story of a people who lived to honor God. Visitors experience living history in a restored log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, and the houses of the Adventist pioneers who settled in the west end of Battle Creek in 1855. Sunday – Friday from 10am to 4 pm, Saturday from 2pm to 4 pm. Call ahead for an appointment. Admission by donation. We are closed the follow Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day.

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Very informative and interesting!

We weren't going to stop but changed our minds last minute and we are SO glad we did! Our guide (can't remember his name) was so Informative and helpful. We came on a Sunday and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Alicia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We weren't going to stop but changed our minds last minute and we are SO glad we did! Our guide (can't remember his name) was so Informative and helpful. We came on a Sunday and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Very very much enjoyed it and learned so much!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took my youth ministry volunteer team visit the Adventist Village to be acquainted with their church's history and visit the home of one of the pioneers of the church. Wow! It was great to see the many early inventions of Dr. Kellogg, a pioneer in healthy lifestyle and key figure in inventing breakfast cereal.

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Pendleton, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Started with a good video about the discovery of corn flakes. Also a nice tour guide gave insight into the inventions of Dr. John Kellogg. We had less than an hour to get this in our schedule. There is more to see, but this worked for us.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Never new this place existed and I lived a few years ago just blocks away. IT has so much history and so much education it should never be missed. A sure place to stop and enjoy.. It's like a small green field viallge

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Thank Beth W
Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The discovery center is really very nice for the learning of history in Battle Creek. It is a walking tour of the buildings and some homes of the early settlers that influenced our communities history. Its a simple lifestyle of the 7th day adventist church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to see Kelloggs inventions for better health. Supported and sponsored be Adventist church but not push for them. Well worth the expense, donations only, and well worth the time. We were looking for some time away from casino and thought it sounded ok and it was.

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Thank Jim R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

John Harvey Kellogg had some interesting (and often incorrect) beliefs regarding human health and behavior. The 7th Day Adventist church obviously didn't set this up to provide an objective view of the man, but it's worth a visit if you are in the area. Many of his electric fitness contraptions look like something out of an S&M dungeon, but if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Small museum with 9 outbuildings. Short video history of Kellogg's sanitarium with interesting, hands-on inventions by Dr. John Kellogg. Arrived late and did not get to see outbuildings. Will return soon. Staff was great to tour with.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I am NOT at ALL a history buff but I thought this discovery center was cool. If you are at all interested in health, nutrition or fitness you HAVE to see this. It won't take much time but I think you'll be surprised by what you see. There is a short video presentation and then enjoy an interactive museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This is a free attraction???? Wow!!! My husband and I loved it! Great history and very interesting! Hands on inventions that you get to try! Kids and adults that enjoy history will appreciate this hidden gem! Don't miss it! Plan on a couple of hours at least

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