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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Store
“It's always Christmas time at the WORLDS LARGEST Christmas store :) Yes... in the WORLD! The store offers almost 30,000 sq feet of Christmas spirit. What started as a 2 man band, Wally Bronner and his sole employee Eddie Beyerlein were decorating main street windows and lampposts for Christmas to what evolved into a destination visited by over 2 million people per year! This building has been the home to Bronner's since 1977. The store is cool but the story behind it of a 16 year old boy who started his business that evolved into this despite having a formal education makes this a place you want to see even if you're NOT a fan of Christmas :) You'll find a theater that interviews the Bronner family which is a way to really see how "the American Dream" evolved. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The classic Frankenmuth experience starts with a chicken dinner at Zehnders. For many, this is a place of great childhood memories and they have come here for decades. Very popular especially on weekends, grab a seat at the bar in the taproom if you want to bypass the wait. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
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“Fairy tales, accordions and Lederhosen! Stop in for a great Chicken Dinner or genuine and authentic German Cuisine. All sourced locally with amazing attention to detail. Try one of their Bavarian Sausage plates! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Department Store
“Shop an eclectic array of 30+ shops, make memories at old time photo or delight your sweet tooth and sugar rush bakery in the outdoor German inspired mall. We like to park at the Bavarian Inn and walk over the bridge where in view the love Bavarian Bell herself :) Indulge in wine tasting at Modern Craft or Black Star farms and get the perfect Michigan souvenir at the Michigan Shoppe. Michigan knows how to grow em... her charries that is so stop in and taste cherry flavored everything at Cherry Republic. So eat- drink- and be merry! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Amazing atmosphere, unique and delicious menu created by a 5 star chef, extensive wine menu and creative bar menu. Friendly staff and incredible service!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Fortress Championship Golf Course The power of nature shaped into one of Michigan’s most beautiful golf courses. The Fortress defends itself with oversized greens and challenging bunkers. Located within walking distance of downtown Frankenmuth, The Fortress encompasses 6,800 yards of formidable play on an 18-hole, par-72 course. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The Lodge hosts many weddings and events. Resturant's and pools inside. Another top notch place in town. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Thrill seekers of all levels will enjoy zipping and climbing through the tops of the trees just like a bird soaring through the forest. The young and the young at heart enjoy this place making it a fabulous spot for families. Date night deals are great for you and that special someone to share some laughs. So head over- get your 15 min of training they offer and soar! If observing is thrilling enough- no problem you can watch your thrill seekers have the time of their life and not additional charge :) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Take a relaxing and informative 1 hour cruise on an authentic Stern Driven Paddlewheel riverboat. The the Cass River offers a unique view to events as well as nature and wildlife along the banks. Sit in the enclosed lower deck or enjoy the breeze of the upper deck. Snack bar and restrooms are available as well as handicap accessible. Events can be held on this gem as well such as weddings and family reunions :) ”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Water Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Looking for an unusual dinner spot? This is the most European place in town. Swiss/Austrian/North Italian/South German tastes, imported wines and beer. Also European: No TV, no loud music! Historic ambiance in Frankenmuth's former train station. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Corner Shop
Museum
“Preserving the History and Heritage of Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Michigan’s Military & Space Heroes Museum is unique in that it is the only museum devoted to the wartime experiences of men and women from the state of Michigan. The museum’s mission is to Honor, Respect, and Remember the memories of Michigan men and women who answered the call to military service during colorlinemsmAmerica’s seven foreign wars, from the Spanish-American War to the War on Terrorism. With over 140 displays and a collection of over 700 exhibits, the museum hosts stories devoted to Michigan’s Governors, 15 Astronauts and 31 individual Medal of Honor Recipients, making it the nation’s largest Medal of Honor collection on display.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The classic Frankenmuth experience starts with a chicken dinner at Zehnders. For many, this is a place of great childhood memories and they have come here for decades. Very popular especially on weekends, grab a seat at the bar in the taproom if you want to bypass the wait. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Fairy tales, accordions and Lederhosen! Stop in for a great Chicken Dinner or genuine and authentic German Cuisine. All sourced locally with amazing attention to detail. Try one of their Bavarian Sausage plates! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing atmosphere, unique and delicious menu created by a 5 star chef, extensive wine menu and creative bar menu. Friendly staff and incredible service!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The Lodge hosts many weddings and events. Resturant's and pools inside. Another top notch place in town. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Looking for an unusual dinner spot? This is the most European place in town. Swiss/Austrian/North Italian/South German tastes, imported wines and beer. Also European: No TV, no loud music! Historic ambiance in Frankenmuth's former train station. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
“Local brews right out of the kettle. Get your favorite beer to take home. Or pair drinking with a cultural experience and take a brewery tour! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent breakfast with locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. Signature dishes are varieties of Eggs Benedict. Very popular, plan with a wait on weekends and during lunch rush. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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