Battle Creek, Michigan, a city in Calhoun County. It is at the junction of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers, 100 miles (160 km) west of Detroit. Battle Creek is famous for the cereals made here by the Kellogg and Post companies. It is often called the Health Food City. Other products include automobile parts, cartons, and industrial and farm equipment.
Battle Creek Health Center and Leila Arboretum, which contains the Kingman Memorial Museum of Natural History, are in the city. Nearby are Willard Park and many lakes with resort facilities.
Battle Creek was settled in 1831 and named for a fight that occurred here in 1824 between two surveyors and two Indians.