Shop at Birch Run Premium Outlets and find fun things to do in Frankenmuth

Whether you’re attending a Bavarian-style festival in Frankenmuth or planning a holiday shopping spree, booking a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Birch Run-Frankenmuth, MI puts you close to the area’s best things to do. Birch Run Premium Outlets, located right across the street from the hotel, offers more than 100 stores for you to peruse. If you’re looking for unique local shops, you can make the short drive to Frankenmuth, known as Michigan’s “Little Bavaria.” Featuring quaint German-style architecture, the town is famous for a year-round Christmas store reputed to be the largest in the world and fried-chicken dinners served at decades-old family restaurants. You can also sample everything from freshly baked pretzels and locally brewed beer to Michigan-made cheese and fudge, or you can hop aboard a classic paddleboat for a scenic ride on the Cass River.

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The Fortress Golf Course

5.55 mi / 8.94 km from the hotel
Located along the Cass River near downtown Frankenmuth, this 18-hole, par-72 course features beautiful fairways and tees.

Wilderness Trails Zoo

2.46 mi / 3.96 km from the hotel
Stroll along a mile-long path to see more than 200 animals, including lemurs, lions, and capybaras, at this conservation-focused zoo open from late spring through fall. Kids can feed animals such as goats and peccaries at special stations.

Birch Run Premium Outlets

0.59 mi / 0.95 km from the hotel
With more than 100 stores, including Pottery Barn Outlet and Gap Factory, this outlet mall is one of the largest in the Midwest. When you need a lunch break, choose from several on-site eateries.

Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland

5.1 mi / 8.2 km from the hotel
It's Christmas all year long at this expansive attraction. Explore more than seven acres of Christmas ornaments, collectibles, trees, and outdoor decor at the “World’s Largest Christmas Store.”

Clio Area Amphitheater

5.32 mi / 8.56 km from the hotel
Check out the musical performances and cultural events at this outdoor amphitheater. Owned by the city of Clio, the venue offers affordable entertainment in the middle of the city’s main park. Take the kids for an evening of relaxing fun!

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

12.59 mi / 20.26 km from the hotel
Step back in time at this seasonal attraction featuring 34 historic and reconstructed buildings, including a general store and a one-room schoolhouse. Kids love riding the classic steam train and 1912 carousel.


5.89 mi / 9.48 km from the hotel
Featuring traditional German architecture, Michigan’s “Little Bavaria” offers fun for the whole family. Browse specialty shops, ride a paddleboat on the Cass River, or attend one of many annual festivals, from Oktoberfest to the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl.

Michigan Heroes Museum

5.39 mi / 8.68 km from the hotel
Celebrate Michigan’s veterans with a visit to this museum, which pays tribute to their service in space and in America’s foreign wars, from the Spanish-American War to more recent conflicts.