- Our list of the best things to do in Portage, Michigan, features the top 73 nearby activities — including 22 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Portage, MI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of Portage, MI , followed by 55 popular activities in nearby cities, including Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Augusta and Leland
Visitors can enjoy a center for nature, culture, and arts at the Leila Arboretum Society. The arboretum spans 85 acres and features 2500 marked trees and plants, several gardens and walkways, and pieces of public art.
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928 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017 MoreLess Info
Located within the larger arboretum site, the Leila Arboretum Children's Garden is spread over one acre and allows children to explore the world of plants. Hands-on activities give children the opportunity to explore flowers, vegetables, and other plants.
A perfect way to learn about Natural History is by visiting the Kingman Museum. It is home to a lot of permanent exhibits plus a planetarium too. It also hosts temporary exhibitions, so there's always something new to see here.
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480 West Van Buren, Battle Creek, MI 49016 MoreLess Info
Featuring historical reenactments and restored buildings, the Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center is a recreation of a 19th Century Adventist village. Attractions include a restored one-room schoolhouse and log cabin.
The Battle Creek Civic Theatre is a community theater organization that offers open auditions for all comers. The theater presents a variety of dramatic and comic performances, and includes a youth theater component, as well.
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171 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017 MoreLess Info
Associated with the local community foundation, the Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek is dedicated to celebrating her life and legacy. Along with educational programming, the center schedules other activities such as concerts and art exhibits to honor her memory.
At Binder Park Zoo you can view the exhibits for animals and even some endangered species as well. This zoo caters to caring of animals and preserving endangered species. Children can feed giraffe under supervision of staff.
Founded in 1913, the Masonic Temple is a landmark building. Visitors will find a boulder in front of the building marking the centennial celebration of the first dwelling in Battle Creek. The building is available for private event hosting.