Places to Visit in Eaton Rapids
Learn more about the history of the Eaton Rapids area, browse local farmers markets, or participate in one of many locally hosted programs and activities.
It all began in the winter of 1983 with a conversation between friends Mike DeGrow and Larry Holley, a former mayor of Eaton Rapids. Their conversation was about Miller Ice Cream, which was started in Eaton Rapids in 1896, and had recently been sold to a Bay City company, and was no longer produced here. The historic Miller house had been abandoned for years, the property neglected, and was in danger of being destroyed, and so these two decided that something needed to be done to preserve this unique part of Eaton Rapids’ history.
The Eaton Rapids Historical Society’s goal is to raise public awareness and to educate people about the history of the area.
635 State Street | Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
When was the last time we stopped to taste an apple, not just eat it, but taste it? Ever tried an ear of corn that was just picked? If happiness is a bowl of cherries then all this must be heaven.
Eaton Rapids hosts a wonderful Farmers Market called the Eaton Rapids Community Market located on Hall Street, in the DDA’s Grass Lot in the heart of the downtown. It operates June 15 – September every Wednesday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Jason Smith, DDA Executive Director at 517-663-8118.
Union Street Center
Union Street Center is a very active and vibrant community center offering numerous programs and activities for youth and adults.
The Center houses several programs including:
Lisa’s Island Dance Centre, Great Start Readiness Preschool, Greyhound Early Learning Center, Head Start, Toddler Time (hosted by the Eaton Rapids Early Childhood Advocates), Stacy Gatz (Great Meadow Enrichment Center, PLC), Top Notch Driving Academy, and Eaton Rapids Teen Center.