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Frankenmuth River Place, Frankenmuth, MI


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Discover an authentic re-creation of an entire German/Bavarian Village in Frankenmuth, Michigan as part of this group bus tour. Nestled along Cass River in downtown Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth River Place features over 40 speciality shops and attractions.


Visiting Frankenmuth River Place

Frankenmuth Shopping

At Frankenmuth River Place you will find everything from national retailers to local storefronts. Over 100 enticing smells will lure you into the Yankee Candle Company. Other specialty stores in this quaint Bavarian shopping village include: Bead Haven, Michigan’s largest beading supply store, Bavarian Specialities, specializing in all things Bavaria, Never Too Many featuring all the ladies accessories one could think of, Funky Skunk with a vast selection of Irish themed merchandise, the pet’s store, Hello Cats and Dogs and Grand Traverse Distillery, Michigan’s premier micro-distillery. If you are looking to update your wardrobe Life is Good and Peace Frogs clothing are just several national clothing retailers in Frankenmuth River Place. Other clothing stores include Calla Lilies, Woody’s, Exist Clothing and For Bare Feet. With gifts stores including Here Comes Treble, The Michigan Shoppe, Humor Us and Wild Birds Unlimited you will find something for everyone on your gift list.


Frankenmuth Attractions

While heated sidewalks make for safe winter strolls throughout Frankenmuth River Place, in the summer you can take a ride on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat down the Cass River. Street performers often entertain the passersby and events that celebrate Frankenmuth’s history and heritage are held at Frankenmuth River Place throughout the year.


Sweets and Treats

Whether you want to taste German specialities while you shop, or relax after exploring all Frankenmuth River Place has to offer, you can delight in a variety of delicious German specialties. At Zak’s Fudge watch fudge being made. Original creamy milk chocolate fudge and 14 other flavors are available to purchase. SugarHigh Bakery, a gourmet bake shop is a feast for the eyes and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Whether you want to buy designer cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats, or just see the impressive presentation of the baked goods is up to you. For cookies, ice cream, honey roasted almonds and bulk and novelty candy, visit SugarRush Sweets and Treats. The Popcorn Wagon is a unique, family-owned store that sells over 40 flavors of freshly popped popcorn all made from scratch in their store. 

Dining at Cass River Bar and Grill

If you have worked up an appetite from all of the shopping, Cass River Bar and Grill serves snack and beverages. Relax in Cass River Bar and Grill’s large seating area and enjoy entertainment on the big screen televisions throughout as you sip on a cold German beer.