Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Marshall
Hampton Inn Marshall serves as a comfortable home base for exploring the town of Marshall, an 185-year-old town that has preserved much of its historical charm and architecture. At the end of a long day, you can return to your guest rooms to surf on the free WiFi and watch your favorite shows on a 32-inch high-definition TV.
- Perks: Some of this Getaway’s options include a free appetizer at Schuler’s restaurant and a $10 gaming credit at FireKeepers Casino in nearby Battle Creek.
- Things to do: Learn about craft beer during a tour and tasting at Dark Horse Brewing, then settle in for dinner theater at Cornwell’s Turkeyville.
- Start the day right with a free hot breakfast. Busy travelers can grab On the Run bags Monday–Friday.
- Get a workout in the fitness room, then cool off in the indoor pool.
Marshall, Michigan: Small Town with Big Focus on History
Founded in 1830, Marshall has a knack for preserving the past—the town has Michigan’s largest National Historic Landmark District. For a self-guided tour of historical architecture, follow the circles painted on its sidewalks (red for downtown sites and green for homes). You’ll see 19th-century revival and Victorian homes throughout the town. You can also hop on the North Country National Scenic Trail, which runs from New York to North Dakota, and happens to go along the Kalamazoo River in Marshall.
There’s more history to be found in Marshall’s many museums. Gaze at memorabilia at the American Museum of Magic and tour Honolulu House, a former private home that combines Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Polynesian designs.