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The Other Reasons to Visit Frankenmuth

March 11 2017

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland may be legendary throughout Michigan, but have you ever visited Frankenmuth to check out the Bavarian Inn? Or how about Jellystone Campground? Frankenmuth has so much to offer! Pencil in a weekend trip to make sure you have plenty of time for all the fun activities.

The Bavarian Inn

This amazing inn and restaurant is a vacation in itself - take a look and see what we mean. 

World-Famous Fried Chicken

Of course, we couldn't possibly talk about Bavarian Inn without mentioning their uniquely made, world-famous fried chicken. The Bavarian Inn uses a special recipe and is very particular when purchasing chicken to prepare and serve in their restaurant. Since the restaurant opened in 1888, they've been promoting "family-style chicken dinners" as their specialty.  

Family Fun Center

The Bavarian Inn's Family Fun Center boasts a water park, mini-golf, an arcade, karaoke, and a pool. Additionally, there's a Bavarian-themed children's play village complete with a quaint cottage-esque play place and a slide.

There are also multiple different swimming areas. There is, of course, the water park where you'll find slides and a splash pool; there is also a waterfall pool and an adult pool.

With so many different ways to have fun, there's really no way you to lose. And with the pools all being indoors, travelling in the winter or early spring is a no-brainer.

German Beer and Wine Tasting

You can't have a Bavarian-themed inn without authentic beer and wine tasting! The Inn offers a wide variety of Guest Experience packages that include different tasting sessions - for beer, wine, and food. Want to get more involved? Try one of their pretzel rolling or streudel making group lessons! There are also several shops and multiple restaurants to select from during your visit to sample even more unique Bavarian offerings, if you're more interested in a casual, self-led kind of taste testing.

Overall, the Bavarian Inn offers a kitschy, fun lodging experience for adults and kids alike. While many people visit Frankenmuth to check out Bronner's Christmas Wonderland - be sure to stop in or stay here next time you go to add a fresh take on your trip! 

Jellystone Campground and Park

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground in Frankenmuth is located in the Bavarian Village and it offers a great option for more outdoorsy types. The park is open May through December, and they offer traditional tent and trailer camping as well as cottage, cabin, and vintage trailer options. Be sure to check their calendar before your visit to see what they've got going on.

Wilderness Trail Zoo

Looking for something to do during your visit? The Wilderness Trail Zoo, located just outside of Frankenmuth, is a hidden jewel. Open May through October, the zoo has petting zoo, animal feed stations, animal viewing, a reptile sanctuary, and a picnic area. Stop in and enjoy this hidden treasure!


And, of course, check out our merchandise!

If you're planning to do a little shopping on your trip, be sure to stop in at The Michigan Shoppe at the outdoor mall and The Iron Gate Emporium to check out The Michigan Outfitter products. 


...oh, and old-time photos!

Do you have a favorite Frankenmuth experience? Share it with us in the comments!

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Bavarian Inn





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