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“Lots of great boutiques!”

Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy over 40 unique shops and attractions in this authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village. Fun for the whole family!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Clarkston, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of great boutiques!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I loved the quaintness, the fun shops and the classy boutiques. We never miss Cala Lillies which has been open for 4 years now. Enjoy winding our way around the river.

Visited November 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Marvelous little area!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Besides the twists and turns as you make your way through the mirror maze this shopping area offered the old time photos which I was surprised to find was quite affordable with a variety of options for apparel. The day was a bit brisk but sunny and the entire town was full of last minute fun-seekers before the cold weather hit. The area was clean and everyone was friendly. No matter which shop we entered, we were greeted with a friendly smile and welcoming hello. Our favorite was the Sugar High Bakery. Full of delicious choices for any sweet tooth. White and dark chocolate covered pretzels, cupcakes galore to soft, creamy Italian gelato. We sampled the white chocolate covered pretzels, some strawberry gelato, Boston Cream Pie cupcake and the small chocolate mousse cup. Can you say devine? I have never had a more delicious cupcake in my life!! The chocolate covered pretzel was the perfect mix of chocolate and pretzel, not too much white chocolate to be over powering - the sweet and salty was amazing. The chocolate mousse was not our favorite. The intial taste was pleasing but left a strang after taste that convinced us to toss the entire treat. All in all it was a definite treat to stop here!! Add it to your list.

Visited October 2012
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Vicksburg, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Unique shopping experiences”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is an outdoor mall that has unique shops that are clustered together like an old village. There is a tasting room for Michigan made Whiskey’s, Vodka, and Bourbon. Along with candy shops and a popcorn shop that has more flavors that I ever knew existed. The maze of Mirrors was fun for the kids in our group. Real enjoyable place to shop, we will be going back when the weather is warmer.

Visited November 2012
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Unique shops for shopping”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

River Place was a nice shopping area and had fun for younger kids also. We really enjoyed walking around and checking out all the different shops. The scenery was also very nice and had lots of photo opportunities! There were mums and pumpkins scattered all around!

Visited October 2012
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blairsville, PA
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A quant little area to visit”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We needed a stop over on our way to Mackinac island to break up the drive. My sister and I spent our afternoon here. What a neat little area! Lots of fun little shops and specialty stores. We found some great cupcakes and the biggest buckeye I've ever had the pleasure of eating!

We enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the area.

Visited October 2012
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