8 Fun Winter Activities in Frankenmuth

Lager Mill Beer Can Collection Display

Sometimes, it’s just too cold to be outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Here’s 8 great ways to spend your time in Frankenmuth when the snow keeps piling up.


Great Lakes Escape Game

Frankenmuth Great Lakes Escape Game

When the wind is blowing and it feels like Spring might never come, don’t you just want to escape? Well, brand new to Frankenmuth, now you can with The Great Lakes Escape Game! At Great Lakes Escape Game, you and your team are locked in a room filled with intriguing gadgets to explore, captivating puzzles to solve and cryptic clues to decipher. Manipulate everything that’s not bolted down as you search for answers. Act fast. You only have 60 minutes to escape! Either solve the puzzles and break out of the room or run out of time before exposing all the secrets concealed within the game. The best part, it is great for all ages!


Frankenmuth Old Time Photo

Frankenmuth Old Time Photo

Step out of the cold and back in time to make a memory that will last! Frankenmuth Old Time Photo provides quality photos and a truly fun experience. It all starts with vintage-themed costumes for all sizes, hilarious props, then instant prints and digital options!


Frankenmuth Historical Museum

Frankenmuth Historical Museum Photo by @deliciouslydifferent

Whether you are familiar with Frankenmuth or new to town, you are sure to learn something new and interesting about Michigan’s Little Bavaria at the Frankenmuth Historical Museum. The seven-gallery museum details the history and evolution of the community, houses a collections department with thousands of artifacts and documents, as well as an education department dedicated to presenting our story. And when you are done with your tour, enjoy the unique gift shop offering locally crafted and European goods.


Lager Mill Beer Store and Brewing Museum

Lager Mill Photo by @portlandexposure

Brewing has been a Frankenmuth tradition since the city’s founding in 1845. Explore this rich history through photos, artifacts, video, and text inside the Lager Mill Beer Store and Brewing Museum. Now featuring a second floor gallery with over 2500 pieces of authentic German brewery glassware. When you are done exploring the museum, enjoy shopping! With over 450 craft beers from around the world, a special emphasis on Michigan-made brews, meads, wines, locally produced Cigars and authentic German clothing, you’re sure to find something to warm you up!


Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum

Michigan's Own Military & Space Heroes Museum Tank

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 America’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.


Zeilinger Wool Company Tours

Zeilinger Wool Company

What is better on a cold, blistering Winter day than a nice wool blanket? Well, you can buy the blanket and learn about how it is made at Zeilinger Wool Company Tours! With over 100 years of production, right here in Frankenmuth, you are going to be fascinated with the history and process of how the wool products are made still today. Watch roving or batting being made right before your eyes, as well as pillows, mattress pads, and even socks. Then enjoy watching yarn being made in the yarn mill with the various types of fibers used in the process. Then…you can shop! Discounts are always given to those who attend the tours.


Splash Village Water Park

Zehnder's Splash Village

With over 50,000 square feet of aquatic excitement all year long, experience the largest indoor waterpark in Michigan!  Enjoy a six-story family raft ride and super loop drop slide! Have a blast on the Action River, Splash Landing play area, Dumping Bucket, four story tube slides, the Giggling Gorge and Perilous Plunge. End the day relaxing in the Whimsical Whirl Hot Tub or just float along the Lazy River. Waterpark passes are included in your overnight stay! And did we mention that Zehnder’s Splash Village has an arcade fit for any kid or kid at heart?


Bavarian Inn Lodge Family Fun Center

Bavarian Inn Lodge Mini-Golf Course Photo by @megdarket

Located on the lower level of the Bavarian Inn Lodge, you will find the Family Fun Center! With two water slides, four indoor pools and three whirlpools for overnight guests, an Official Video Game Test Center and karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, this is a getaway that’s sure to wipe away your winter blues. And did we forget to mention put put golf? The Family Fun Center may host the world’s only Bavarian-themed 18-hole miniature golf course, outside of Bavaria.

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