Welcome to Tag Calhoun - Battle Creek
When it comes to good, family fun, Battle Creek brings more to the breakfast table. Known as the Cereal Capital of the World, Battle Creek celebrates its heritage in a variety of ways! The Cereal Festival features the World’s Longest Breakfast Table and is followed by a day of activities and events. Also a stop on the Underground Railroad, Battle Creek proudly displays sculptures, monuments and museums that tell the story of its significant past.
Choose a Stop
Sojourner Truth Monument
Stop #1 on the Battle Creek tour
Sojourner Truth was born a slave. After escaping to freedom in the North she delivered her anti-slavery message in almost twenty states. She moved to Battle Creek in 1857 and lived there until her death in 1883. Battle Creek’s 12 foot high sculpture of Sojourner Truth was designed by California artist Tina Allen, and dedicated in 1999.
Underground Railroad Monument
Stop #2 on the Battle Creek tour
In the mid-eighteen hundreds most runaway slaves moved secretly to freedom along the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad Sculpture commemorates the spirit of the national Underground Railroad leaders as well as Battle Creek participants.
W.K. Kellogg House
Stop #3 on the Battle Creek tour
The W.K. Kellogg House was owned by the Kellogg Company founder. W.K. Kellogg saw the potential for selling cereal and, on February 19, 1906, he created the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company to mass produce and market Kellogg’s Toasted Corn Flakes. His unique corn flakes with malt flavoring added were an instant success and remain one of the most popular cereals to this day. The company was renamed the Kellogg Company in 1922, and its headquarters is still located in Battle Creek.