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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
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+1 269-965-3000
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00

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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Interactive - good for all ages

We'd expected to stop here and see very passive museum type displays of Kellogg's life and work. Instead, we had an interesting guide who walked us through and encouraged us to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd expected to stop here and see very passive museum type displays of Kellogg's life and work. Instead, we had an interesting guide who walked us through and encouraged us to try some of the equipment developed by Kellogg and used to stimulate better health. The site is definitely worth a stop for an hour or more. When the weather... More 

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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!!!

Thank Alicia D
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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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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.

Thank fishgolfforever
Battle Creek, Michigan
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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

Thank Beth W
Battle Creek, Michigan
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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.

1 Thank 476maryannec
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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.

Thank Jim R
New York
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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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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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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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