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“Nice little shopping plaza”

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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice little shopping plaza”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I always like to wander through stores in places I visit to see what the locals offer. Many of these types of tourist oriented shopping plazas are filled with t-shirts and novelties stores. This place had a few, but there were a lot more individualized places that were very interesting. I didn't find anything to bring home, but I enjoyed searching. I'd go back, but I'd probably skip the tourist type shops.

Visited May 2013
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Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lots of good shopping”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Worth visiting if you want to shop in Frankenmuth during a vacation. They have a nice setup and a map to help you figure out which stores to go into. There was a good mix of clothing vs food vs other novelty fun stores. Worth the trip.

Visited May 2013
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Alliston, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Place To Visit”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

People had told me about it but i never visited . This time we took the time to go there this place is unbelievable the sites the people the stores it just like being in Germany Amazing shops German food and beer it was the best, next time i go back to Michigan closer to summer time
it would be a must to see the flowers in bloom and go for horse carriage ride

Visited March 2013
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Grand Blanc MI
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Walk here while in Frankenmuth”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Yankee Candle, unique shops, and fun is what you will find. There is an arcade area that will entertain the teens. There is a cool music type shop...something with the name "Treble" that I buy unique musical theme gifts for my kids. Zak's fudge shop will give you a sample of fudge if ask. Flavored popcorn to the cupcake shop that was a winner on the food Channel cupcake wars. Come walk through if in the area. The sidewalks are heated in the winter to keep them clear. Check it out year round. Just notice the hours of operations though.

Visited April 2013
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NW Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Bead Haven”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

My daughter and I always stop at the Bead Haven store at the River Place. The store is located to the left of the village as you come up the bridge from the downtown Frankenmuth area. They have a huge selection of beads, mostly sorted by size, color and composition. I have spent hours there searching for the right beads to go along with unusual stone pendants (longer length of time is due to me not being able to put things together the way I want, not due to salesclerks not being helpful). One of the staff put together a necklace for my daughter's metal pendant right there on the spot with no additional charge. They offer classes on weekends but I haven't attended one of those. There is a work area with a table if you'd like to work on projects while you're there.

Visited March 2013
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