There are a great number of things for you and your family to do in Frankenmuth. With festivities year round, Frankenmuth welcomes visitors with Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season. Whether it's a day trip for the family or a weekend retreat with friends, it's the perfect destination to recharge, renew and refresh. From fantastic festivals, eclectic shopping and wonderful indoor waterparks, to rich historical beauty and culture, it's the ideal departure from the ordinary every day. Visit anytime and count the ways you can enjoy everything Michigan's Little Bavaria has to offer. Local hotels offer families affordable options for Michigan getaways. Whether you're coming for the Frankenmuth beer festival, or to take in a German town experience, Frankenmuth is a wonderful destination year-round. 

Zehnder's Splash Village

Enjoy 30,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark with tube slides, lazy river and play structure and an additional 29,000 sq. ft. of waterpark within an atrium with retractable roof.


Festival and events abound in Frankemuth throughout the year. Featuring German events like the Bavarian Festival and Oktoberfest and traditional festivals like the Auto Fest, Balloons Over Bavarian Inn and Zehnders Snowfest.

Michigan's Little Bavaria

Known as "Michigan's Little Bavaria," this quaint town delights over three million visitors annually. Experience Bavarian attractions that draw these visitors every year.

Boat Cruises

Take a cruise down the scenic Cass River on a traditional paddlewheel style boat the Bavarian Belle or take a more intimate cruise on the Frankenmuth Funships enjoying the view with wine and chocolate samples.

River Place Shops

Enjoy over 30 unique shops and attractions in an authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village. Featuring clothing boutiques, olive oil, wine and spirit sampling and much more.

Chicken Dinners

Frankenmuth is known for its world famous chicken dinners serving nearly two million chicken dinners annually by two of the largest independently owned restaurants: Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Zehnders of Frankenmuth.

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Visit Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world's largest Christmas shopping destination. It's CHRISTmas 361 days a year.

Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn

Experience Frankemuth's Bavarian Inn. This Bavarian-themed, seven acre family resort features four indoor pools, three whirlpools and two waterslides and so much more.