Not sure what to do while you’re in Frankenmuth? Here are a few quick trip ideas to get you started. Whether you’re looking for something distinctly Frankenmuth or are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have trip ideas for you.
Head to Heritage Park and rent a paddleboard or kayak at Frankenmuth Outfitters.
Enjoy lunch at one of Frankenmuth’s fine outdoor dining establishments.
Maneuver your way through obstacles in the trees at the Adventure Park where zip-line fun is only part of the experience.
Walk, run or bike around the Riverwalk in Heritage Park or play 18 holes of Disc Golf in Memorial Park.
Take a narrated tour down the Cass River on the Bavarian Belle, an authentic stern driven paddlewheel riverboat, relax on a quiet electric duffy boat or paddle on your own with an Aqua Cycle at the Frankenmuth Funships. If you’re feeling more adventurous, bring your own boat and launch it at the boat launch across from Heritage Park.
In the summer of 2015, watch the Dam being replaced with an interesting new rock dam creating a fish ladder to extend the fish population for many miles upstream of Frankenmuth.
Visit Tiny’s Farm or Weiss Centennial Farm and take an agricultural tour through some of Frankenmuth’s historic farms.
Take in three spectacular museums for next to nothing and leave with a wealth of knowledge and enjoyable experiences. The Frankenmuth Historical Museum tells the story of Frankenmuth from its beginning to present day and its sister museum, The Lager Mill Brewing Museum, tells the story of Frankenmuth’s rich brewing history. Finally, take time to reflect on our Michigan friends, family and neighbors who have impressive and inspiring stories of heroic nature told at the Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum.
Check out some historical and collectible Christmas ornaments at The Old Christmas Station
A tour of Frankenmuth’s founding church, St. Lorenz, along with a stroll across the street to see a replica of the original log cabin and Church Bells in the forest which were brought with the original settlers, is a great way to experience Frankenmuth’s history first hand.
Experience a hands-on tour at the Zeilinger Wool Company where you’ll learn about wool processing and how century-old machinery transforms raw materials into usable products.
Book a tour guide for a historic Frankenmuth city tour.
World famous chicken dinners have certainly made history in Frankenmuth and would be a nice compliment to a historical trip. Or you can embrace the brewing history with a tour and meal at the Frankenmuth Brewery.
Hear the history of Frankenmuth on a narrated tour along the Cass River with the Bavarian Belle.
Begin with a lesson in the rich brewing history of Frankenmuth at the Lager Mill Beer Store & Brewing Museum. After your tour, find some of your favorite craft beers or perhaps something new to take home.
Tour and dine at one of the country’s oldest breweries, the Frankenmuth Brewer
Enjoy wine tasting at St. Julian or sample the spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery.
Relax and experience a serene wine & chocolate cruise about an electric duffy boat at the Frankenmuth Fun Ships.
Stop into Prost! Wine Bar and Charcuterie and sample one of over 50 wines, craft cocktails and beers or have a wine on tap, one of the only places in Michigan that serves it.
Check out any of the local pubs or look on the calendar of events for live music to add some fun to your beer & wine trip!
Try your luck at over a hundred video games in the Family Fun Center of the Bavarian Inn Lodge or take make sure to try out the 18 hole indoor mini golf. If the weather is nice, take that game of golf outdoors at Jellystone Camp Resort.
Next climb through the trees at Frankenmuth Adventure Park, they have five levels of courses for everyone in the family.
Get lost in the Mirror Maze or bounce at Moonwalk Man’s House of Bounce at Frankenmuth River Place.
Splash into the only atrium style waterpark in Michigan with a retractable roof for fun no matter what the weather outside. Day passes and half-day passes are available
Pet farm animals at Grandpa Tiny’s farm and learn about the historical working farm or watch newer technology in use with the milking robot named Johann LELY at Weiss Centennial Farm.
Watch the kids eyes light up with they see all the Christmas lights and adornments at Bronner’s!
Go on a Gnome Hunt around town and bring ten gnome names back to the Visitor Center for a prize!