Local Attractions

Enjoy Frankenmuth’s Number One Tourist Destination

As enchanting as a German fairy tale, Frankenmuth is Michigan’s #1 tourist destination, boasting some of the best shopping, dining, and cultural events in the state. Consider planning your meeting or event to coincide with one of Frankenmuth’s many festivals for extra delights and fun!


Group Activities sure to please:

Host a Golf Outing Year Round

Golf in the winter? Not a problem at the Bavarian Lodge’s indoor mini golf course! Plan a scramble for your attendees here in the Family Fun Center or choose one of the local courses during the spring, summer or fall months.

Bavarian Belle Riverboat Parties and Tours

You can almost hear the old river men calling out “Mark Twain!” as you take a leisurely paddleboat ride down the peaceful Cass River – a great way to unwind after a day of meetings!

Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland

The world’s largest and best-known Christmas store! Everything Christmas is here, under one very large roof. Enjoy the brilliant lights inside and on the grounds, and see the “World of Bronner’s” multi-media show describing how Christmas can be shared around the world.

Frankenmuth River Place Shops and Birch Run Outlet Mall

Shopping galore awaits your group! Just a few steps away from the Lodge is Frankenmuth River Place Shops, boasting over 35 unique shops and attractions. Also, the Prime Outlets of Birch Run is less than ten miles from the Lodge and attracts millions of shoppers each year.

Wine Tasting at Cherry Republic, Grand Traverse Distillery, and Modern Craft Winery

Located within Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Cherry Republic, Grand Traverse Distillery, and Modern Craft Winery offer daily tastings and would be happy to arrange a special group event.

Cupcake Decorating at Sugar High Bakery

Winners of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Sugar High Bakery located in Frankenmuth River Place Shops, will teach your group how to master the art of cupcake decorating!

Pretzel Rolling at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Indulge the child within! Learn the art of pretzel rolling and then reap the rewards once it is baked!

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

A working, historical farm that highlights the importance of Frankenmuth’s agricultural history. There’s a petting zoo for the kids, and seasonal demonstrations of horse plowing, planting and harvesting.


The Frankenmuth Riding Stable

Saddle up for some fun or a great team-building experience, and fall in love with one of earth’s most amazing and beautiful animals. Don’t forget to bring hard-soled boots or shoes, and take pictures of the kids on hand-led pony rides!

Glockenspiel Concerts

Plan a customized, live Glockenspiel concert and delight in the uniquely Bavarian music that comes from our 35-bell carillion tower, played by a local “Spielest.”

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