Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Frankenmuth River Place Shops
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Enjoy more than 40 unique shops and attractions in this authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village. Fun for the whole family! Learn more at frankenmuthriverplace.com!
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Laurie K
West Seneca, NY631 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had a trip planned over a year ago to do 4 places in Michigan Frankenmuth being one of them, our first stop was River Place Shops. It's a cute little outdoor mall type place with lots of little unique variety shops, about 30-35 total. We were here on a Monday which was nice as it wasn't crowded as alot of the stores are pretty small inside would be hard to look at things if super busy. I'm not sure if it's always this quiet during week days or people still not traveling due to Covid. Have stores like Jerky Joint, fairy garden store, chocolate shops, a pet store etc etc cute place to stop to pass some time.
Written June 24, 2021
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Jeff A
Chicago, Illinois, United States2 contributions
Sep 2022
Everything was very nice reasonably priced the Honey shop has lots of free samples so you can taste test before buying. Other shops have free samples of chocolate covered cherries, cherry salsa. Lots to choose from.
Written December 4, 2022
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Koren05
Logan, OH53 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Happy to see my favorite shops survived the pandemic. Nice mix of stores. Mostly clean restrooms. LOVE the Dog Bowl event and hot air balloons. Get all area businesses on board to support you with pet friendly policies on their patios and in hotels (even if only for the weekend of the event). After two years of masks it was so nice to see so many SMILES.
Written May 30, 2022
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Daniel N
2 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This city is NOT as advertised. It is described as a little Barvarian town. It is not at all. This area is the only part of the city that even resembled German architecture (and it is a shopping plaza). We were there during the DOG BOWL and the people would not allow us to park and shop. They were very rude. We drove around to see the town had little else to offer and went back to our hotel and drove home. Miserable trip. They sell you Hallmark and give you something very different. There are 4 or 5 snall towns by me that have more shopping and more character than Frankenmuth. Worst vacation ever.
Written June 3, 2021
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shrewdgrud
Adrian, MI219 contributions
Aug 2022
So many small specialty shops within the River Place are exciting to browse and shop and there are plenty of benches or chairs throughout the complex as one does a lot of walking. its a fun place and can be expensive for some tastes but between the architecture, well maintained landscaping , variety of shops and the people who work in them are knowledgable and friendly. the whole amazing cultural experience here makes for an interesting and enjoyable time. like most attractions, you cant see everything in a day but its fun trying so we're looking forward to attending one of the many large Frankenmuth festivals that these small shops support in the park every year
Written August 28, 2022
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Ruthasme
Tavistock, Canada5 contributions
Nov 2022
Perfect for a girl's weekend away to shop, explore and just see Christmas. The shops were all open late Friday and Saturday night. The cherry place with the cherry wine samplings and the dried cherries was the best! The ambience and setting made you feel like you were walking the cobblestone paths of Europe.
Written November 13, 2022
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Mrs. Romence
Grand Rapids, MI93 contributions
Jun 2021
This place has a good variety of shops, dessert bars, and restaurants to chose from. The shops are more commercial, meaning that they are not "Bavarian" in nature. For example there is a store that sells Pokemon cards and gaming items. Inside the center of the shops there is a cafeteria like atmosphere, complete with dining chairs and an arcade area as well. The landscape is easy to navigate and the main bridge leads to downtown Frankenmuth which has less commercialized shops with Zehnders and the Bavarian Inn as the main attraction restaurants. There is ample amount of parking behind these shops and I would suggest parking here, instead of trying to find parking downtown. Overall these shops are fun to look through but not a true Bavarian experience.
Written June 25, 2021
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bluerev1
Elk River, MN111 contributions
Jul 2021
Great free Disney-like half way stop between Detroit and Mackinac.
Has feel of German village (we've been there) with lots of touristy shops and food places, cute running creek meanders through as well as large river with paddle boats below. But you can actually spend a hour here just walking and admiring the art-work without spending a dime. But better yet grab some ice cream and fudge to extend your stay.
Written July 11, 2021
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MightyVikingGirl
Fort Wayne, IN26 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was a really cute area, think outdoor mall with a touristy-Frankenmuth theme. Lots of different stores, clothes, candy, bakeries, books, pet stuff, etc. It was kind of crowded though, I’d recommend going during the week if you can. The only negative was that I was on a knee-roller cart and it was not easy getting around as a lot of the walkways are a cobblestone type design and there are some little hills. (I didn’t realize that going in)...Lots to see here! Worth checking out.
Written October 25, 2020
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98kaylalr
Pierre, SD26 contributions
Jan 2020
So many shops! I wish we would have had more time. Maybe it is a good thing we cut our visit short because I probably would have spent too much money. Tons of different shops to see. Everyone was very friendly, and it had a great atmosphere. Very beautiful area.
Written January 11, 2020
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Frankenmuth River Place Shops is open:
  • Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM