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Vacation in Frankenmuth - Michigan


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Area Overview

Frankenmuth sits right on the Cass River and is a small rural community with big charm and history. Spanning just 2-square-miles and hosting a population of less than 5,000 people, Michigan's Little Bavaria is a secure and quiet place to visit and live. Although Frankenmuth is known for it's safety and peaceful environment, it's also home to several lively festivals & events throughout the year, including Autofest, Summer Music Fest, and Bavarian Festival. While our festivals last only a couple days at a time, Frankenmuth is full of great everyday activities to partake in such as touring the largest Medal of Honor collection at Michigan's Own Military & Space Museum, exploring the history of Michigan's Little Bavaria at the Frankenmuth Historical Association, taking a boat ride on the Bavarian Belle in the summertime, or simply stopping in at the dozens of boutique shops downtown and at the River Place Shops. Come to Frankenmuth for a culinary trip you won't forget. With a casual stroll down Main Street you’ll find craft beer and wine as well as restaurants specializing in German, Italian, Oriental, and French cuisine. Don't forget about our world-famous chicken dinners! If you're still hungry or looking to taste another side of Frankenmuth, enjoy our many coffee shops, cafes, pubs and bakeries. And for the times that family comes to visit, we have 8 beautiful hotel properties throughout town, a few RV parks, and several Bed & Breakfasts, all with unique charm and coziness to keep everyone delighted. With so many new restaurants and attractions opening all the time, the variety of things to do is constantly growing and evolving. Whether you are searching for outdoor adventure, a romantic getaway or a place to reconnect with your family, our four seasons of fun are sure to keep you busy for days.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Frankenmuth is known for it's many annual festivals throughout the year, the most popular being Zehnder's Snowfest, a week long ice and snow sculpting festival throughout town, Autofest, a 3-day car show down Main Street and Heritage Park combined with Oldies Music Fest, Summer Music Fest, a two weekend festival featuring Polish, German, & Slovenian ethnic style music, and Oktoberfest, a 4-day German festival featuring good food, music, and drinks. Shopping in Frankenmuth is one of the best things about town, as you can find everything you need right here. The Frankenmuth River Place Shops is home to over 40 different shops and attractions, and Main Street is full of a variety of different shops like a cheese haus, woolen mill, & yarn shop. The Cinema Hollywood movie theater in Birch Run is just a quick 15 minute drive South of town, and the Birch Run Premium Outlets are right around the corner from there. Frankenmuth is very "walker" friendly and has many great walking trails, both on Main Street and through our scenic neighborhoods. With the installation of the new fish passage on the Cass River, allowing fish to pass upstream, the sport of fishing is booming in Frankenmuth. Our many boat launches in Heritage Park over the ability to explore the Cass River on your own, or if you'd rather take a guided tour, the Bavarian Belle Riverboat and Frankenmuth FunShips can provide an enjoyable river experience for you. Many of the outdoors festivals, events, and activities in town are free or low-cost to watch and participate in, so there's always affordable fun to be had in Frankenmuth!

Cultural Activities





Many of the Frankenmuth festivals feature live music by locals in town, or well-known Michigan groups or bands. Bronner Performing Arts Center puts on plays, shows, and concerts throughout the year. The Frankenmuth James E Wickson District Library is close to the center of town. Frankenmuth Historical Association, Lager Mill, Michigan's Own Military & Space Museum, Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, and Zeilinger Wool Mill are just a few of the attractions or museums that offer tours year-round.

Attractions






Looking for fun things to do in Frankenmuth? Well, having a number like 1-800-FUN-TOWN comes with high expectations and Frankenmuth surely delivers. For decades, Frankenmuth has been known for chicken and Christmas and it’s no wonder with Bronner’s, the world’s largest Christmas store, and two of the largest independently owned restaurants in the country — the Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s — that serve world famous chicken dinners. The truth is, with so many new restaurants and attractions opening all the time, the variety of things to do is constantly growing and evolving. Whether you are searching for outdoor adventure, a romantic getaway or a place to reconnect with your family, our four seasons of fun is sure to keep you busy for days.

Family-friendly vacations come complete with the best indoor waterparks in Michigan, arcades, riverboat cruises, zip-line adventures, aqua cycles, petting farms and so much more. Frankenmuth is also known as a romantic town, perhaps even the hand-holding capital of Michigan, with picturesque wine and chocolate boat cruises and enchanted horse drawn carriage rides. And only in Frankenmuth can one combine an experience rich in cultural history with the kind of FUN that can only be found at some of the state’s largest festivals.

Transportation



Both Zehnder's & Bavarian Inn offer free shuttle service between their properties in town. There is a local cab service available in town. Frankenmuth is only 30 miles from both MBS Airport and Flint-Bishop International Airport.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  16.9  23.4  29.8  1.6 "
 February  18.7  26.1  33.4  1.2 "
 March  26.9  35.8  44.6  2.2 "
 April  36.9  47.4  57.8  2.8 "
 May  48.0  59.8  71.5  2.8 "
 June  57.5  68.7  79.9  3.9 "
 July  62.0  73.0  84.0  2.4 "
 August  60.2  70.8  81.4  3.2 "
 September  52.4  63.2  74.0  4.1 "
 October  42.0  51.8  61.5  2.8 "
 November  32.8  40.0  47.1  2.7 "
 December  22.5  28.6  34.6  1.9 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 10's.

Accommodations


There are many types of accommodations to choose from, campgrounds and cabins to full vacation resorts.

Costs

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