This amazing Michigan town is deserving of so much more than just a quick visit!
But with so many visitors and so many tour buses in a town that thrives on a single theme, well, sometimes the suggested itineraries can be a bit repetitive. There is SO much more to Frankenmuth than meets the eye and I hope you'll take the opportunity to visit some of my favourite spots.
Prost Wine Bar
Frankenmuth Brewery is the oldest brewery in Michigan and the second oldest microbrewery in the United States, but feel free to skip the complimentary 20 minute tour - if you've done a brewery tour before, this will be just more of the same. There's a better way to get a dose of local history!
Frankenmuth Historical Association's Museum
This is a FANTASTIC museum, beautifully curated and impeccably put together. It does an excellent job of telling Frankenmuth's history. And the museum's gift shop is equally great. It features tons of local products and has a great selection of books. It's easily the best shopping stop in town.
The Churches of Frankenmuth
A Dilemma On Where To Stay.
At a price point that starts over $100 and climbs all the way up to $300 (or more) I found the value to be lacking. I wish I could offer a personal recommendation for an alternative property but the best I can suggest is to shop around, both in Frankenmuth and nearby communities, and not to be swayed to stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge simply because it's so well known.
If you have a favourite hotel, restaurant, or attraction in Frankenmuth that's just a little bit off the beaten tour path, please let us know. I want as many people as possible to discover this different side to Frankenmuth!
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My visit to Frankenmuth was facilitated in part by the Great Lakes Bay Tourism Board and I thank them for their support.