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Frankenmuth

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls · History Museums
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,944 at the 2010 census. The city is located within Frankenmuth Township survey area. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, which bills itself as "the World's Largest Christmas Store", is located in Frankenmuth.The city's name is a combination of two words. "Franken" represents the Province of Franconia in the Kingdom of Bavaria, home of the Franks, where the original settlers were from. The German word "Mut" means courage; thus, the name Frankenmuth means "courage of the Franconians." The most popular nickname is "Little Bavaria", but the city is also nicknamed "Muth".HistoryThe area was settled and named in 1845 by conservative Lutheran immigrants from Roßtal area of Franconia in Germany. The group of settlers left Germany aboard the CAROLINE on April 20, 1845, and arrived at Castle Garden seven weeks later. They traveled via canals and the Great Lakes from New York to Detroit and arrived in August 1845. Sailing then on the Nelson Smith, the settlers made their way to Saginaw and traveled over land to the present location the city of Frankenmuth.
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Popular things to do in Frankenmuth

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Museum
Michigan Heroes Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Frankenmuth Historical Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Frankenmuth

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Shopping Mall
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Rau's Country Store
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Frankenmuth

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Factory Outlet
Birch Run Premium Outlets Birch Run
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Bay City State Recreation Area Bay City
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum Bay City
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Wilderness Trails Zoo Birch Run
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Frankenmuth

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cherry Republic of Frankenmuth
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Golf Course
The Fortress Golf Course
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Wilkommen Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Frankenmuth Clock Company
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Frankenmuth

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Zipline
Zipline
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Farm
Grandpa Tiny's Farm
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Frankenmuth

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Specialty Museum
Frankenmuth Lager Mill
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

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