Fantasy Forest, Battle Creek

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The 2015 Fantasy Forest Art Competition was an amazing display of artistic talent and creativity, which resulted in transforming a grove of 100-year-old Ash trees (which had been killed by the Emerald Ash Borer) into stunning works of art. The Fantasy Forest at Leila Arboretum, in Battle Creek, MI, is now filled with wizards, castles, dragons, and other mythical creatures. Thousands of visitors from all across the United States have been able to enjoy this FREE Sculpture Garden.

Battle Creek's Fantasy Forest grew in 2016 with the addition of 14 new sculptures. Commissioned artists from around the country used chainsaws, paint brushes, and more, and continued the transformation of Leila Arboretum's Fantasy Forest.
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  • The quality varies among these sculptures carved from dying ash trees. Regardless, it was a fun way to spend a half hour. On the grounds of the Leila Arboretum—a treat in itself.  more »
  • This is a great place to check out some local wood carving talent for free. Nice area just to relax and get some great photos. We also seen a Frisbee golf course, it is at least nine holes (maybe 18) ...  more »
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  • Such a great deal of talent! Many people have put out their heart and souls in their work. It is a pleasure to be able to walk among the garden and talk to my daughter about the many different presentations.
  • Very nice place differnt things to see or a peaceful drive around the grounds

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