This website uses Cookies to offer you an enhanced browsing experience. Find out more about how we use Cookies.

USA Radio

Willkommen. In German it means welcome. An offer to come and join in. Something we don’t hear enough of these days. Well, there is a place that’s all about being welcome. Welcome to family time. Welcome to playtime. Welcome to Christmas time all year long. Welcome to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria, where you’ll find all the things that make time together so meaningful.

Located just 90 miles north of Detroit, Frankenmuth is located in the heart of the “Mitten,” a nickname for the state of Michigan’s shape. While only 4,900 people live here, everyone is treated like family. When arriving from the south you will be given a warm welcome into Frankenmuth by Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store, open 361 days a year and a must-shop during any season. Continuing up the timeless Bavarian Streets, you’ll see River Place Shops, which boasts over 40 unique stores including Michigan’s largest bead haven, gourmet olive oils and nationally renowned cupcakes.

Next, you’ll notice the two landmark restaurants known far and wide for their world-famous chicken dinners, one of the main reasons for Frankenmuth’s 3 million visitors. With the name “Michigan’s Little Bavaria,” it’s no wonder Frankenmuth is also famous for German brats and entrees, but did you know the city also hosts one of Michigan’s finest craft breweries? Raise your glass with locally made ale and toast the German “Ein Prosit”. No matter what your appetite or craving, Frankenmuth offers a variety of local food for every taste and budget.

Frankenmuth’s rich history, coupled with its many hands-on experiences, makes it a memorable destination for all visitors. Take a tour of a centennial-operating woolen mill. Walk through a tour narrating the beer brewing and bottling process. Visit the Military and Space Museum or take an interactive trip through time in the Historical Museum.

If you’re looking for adventure, look no further. At one of Michigan’s top golf courses, try your swing at 18 holes of golf, or zip line through five wooded acres at Frankenmuth’s Adventure Park. With mirror mazes, indoor miniature golf and game rooms, Frankenmuth is sure to keep your family busy. Splash indoors at water parks complete with tube slides, lazy rivers and dumping buckets. We dare you not to fall in love with Frankenmuth.

Take a ride along Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage or enjoy a wine-and-chocolate-tasting boat ride down the scenic Cass River. This is Michigan gone on permanent holiday, where memories are made and traditions begin. Whether it’s riding on a paddlewheel boat cruise, watching fudge being made or walking one of the trails in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth is an ideal departure from the everyday – a town of big wooden bridges and small town moments; a place where your dreams become traditions. So when we need to simplify the agenda, when we need to spend the whole day with our kids, enjoy the warm welcome of Frankenmuth, where the simple joys of life are Pure Michigan.

Official Frankenmuth, Michigan Travel Site

Official Frankenmuth Travel Information

Welcome to Visit The USA!

Now that you have registered, you can save trip ideas to your suitcase.

Start exploring

Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Please check your email.

Start exploring

The password on your account has successfully been changed. Please use your new password to login.

Start exploring

This website is set to 'allow all cookies' for the best user experience. By continuing without changing this setting, you are consenting to this. You may change your settings at any time at the bottom of this page.

More information about cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

We use cookies to make our website easier for you to use. You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may prevent you from using parts of our website.

If you choose to disable non-essential cookies, the website will:

  • Allow you to log in and remember you are logged in, while in session
  • Determine your country of origin in order to serve you the most relevant version of the site

This website will not:

  • Restrict welcome messaging to the first time you visit the site
  • Track any activity on the site for analytics purposes

More information about cookies