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Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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Address: 925 S Main St, D-2, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1808
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+1 800-600-0105
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Enjoy over 40 unique shops and attractions in this authentic re-creation of...

Enjoy over 40 unique shops and attractions in this authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village. Fun for the whole family!

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A Frankenmuth highlight!

My wife and I visit Frankenmuth at least twice a year and we always make sure to stop by the River Place Shops. There's literally something for everyone, so this makes the River... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ChrisToplack
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visit Frankenmuth at least twice a year and we always make sure to stop by the River Place Shops. There's literally something for everyone, so this makes the River Place Shops a one stop shop! My favourite shops: Bavarian Belle (Not technically a shop, but located here) Sugar High Bakery Cherry Republic The Popcorn Wagon SugarRush... More 

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Thank ChrisToplack
Livonia, Michigan
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180 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For some odd reason I was not ready to walk outside. I thought inside. But now that I am "thawed" out and can move again. I recommend checking the weather and ensuring no rain and above freezing temps. However with all that very cool place and nice shops. Found something for everyone. When spring hits we will be back to... More 

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Thank Mark D
Tawas City, Michigan
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our family has been vacationing here for years! We have 6 kids of various ages, and there really is something for everyone here, many different shops that suit many different ages. Our kids want to come back year after year. We've been coming for over 10 years now, and in recent years visit a couple times per year.

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Thank Bruce S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Visited Frankenmuth for the first time and although we went in February I guess their off season, I found the shops to be very hokey. There were 2 or 3 fun shops throughout town but mostly souvenir shops. The River Place Shops were all touristy nothing of substance. T Shirt shops and Arcade for kids. Over priced ladies clothing stores.... More 

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Thank Vanessasoares22
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great time at these shops. So many different shops to explore. My family spent most of the afternoon going in and out of the shops. There were also good choices for food and drink. The only complaint I have is the book store there. The books are old and used and over priced for the condition of the books. Other... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were in Frankenmuth for the snowfest so went for a walk through these shops. Our first stop was the fudge shop at the start of the shopping area. We were greeted and served by the rudest and most unhelpful shop assistant ever. I should have taken that as a cue to leave, but my hubby wanted some fudge so... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A lot of different little stores with friendly help. There was a store for pet stuff, a candle store, wine store, bead store, olive oil store and a lot of misc. stores all with unique things.

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Thank Harleyoso
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Same type of layout, same sort of shops as Mackinaw Crossings, with the exception of a couple of pricey women's boutiques which seemed oddly out of place, not at all in keeping with Frankenmuth's affordable getaway image. Like Mackinaw Crossings, this is an outdoor mall, not a nice place to be in inclement weather. (It cleared out quickly when it... More 

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Mississauga
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Love Frankenmuth! This has become a yearly trip for my friend and I. So many shops and activities. The merchants are extremely helpful and friendly. Stop into Chamber of Commerce, the staff is lovely, they will help out with any questions you may have. The first Thursday in October is Wein'n Stein What an absolutely fun evening!! Planning on continuous... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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213 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Overnight for business so walked through shops. Close at 6 this time of year so didn't get to all but many interesting and unique shops.

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