If you like going on educational tours then this is not a bad idea to try. The Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Rail road tour gives you a chance to get to know how people traveled in the 1900s. During the small 40 minute tour, visitors can explore the beautiful landscape with scenic woods and lush green meadows. The engines used, are both original and replicas of the ones used way back in the 1900s. An informative tour with history being re-run, this one is surely to be loved by children as well as adults.
Known for its fair share of attractions, Michigan's mini-Bavaria, Frankenmuth is home to World's Greatest Christmas Retail Store. Looking something like the mythical Santa's workshop, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is an all-year, 319,688 square foot (29,700 square meters) Christmas themed shop where you will find over 50,000 'Christmasy' items, trims, presents, ornaments and much more. Located on the Christmas Lane, this Wonderland, is a must-visit when in Frankenmuth no matter what time of the year it is!
The Children's Zoo at Celebration Square is every child's dream come true. The zoo features numerous varieties of reptiles, mammals and birds both local and exotic like alligators, snakes, lizards, cockatoos, macaws, otters, tamarins, kangaroos, bobcats etc. Children are in for a treat with special attractions like the mini-train Iberschoff Special, a carousel and Fossil Find, where kids can search for bones dinosaurs as well as learn about them in the process.
The Castle Museum is a splendid castle-like building built in Renaissance style. Constructed in 1898, to function as a post office, it was formerly called Castle Station or Saginaw Post Office. Now the headquarters of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, The Castle Museum features exhibits on the local culture and heritage.
A part of Frankenmuth High School, Bronner Performing Arts Center is a premier performing arts facility in town. Opened in 2003, it is not only used school events but for a lot of cultural programs for the community. This state-of-the-art venue showcases theater, concerts, dance shows, orchestras and children's theater regularly.
Michigan's oldest brewery, the Frankenmuth Brewery was established in 1862. The brewery has won several awards and medals in prestigious beer championships for its smooth and delicious brews. You'll be hard pressed to find better brews in Michigan than what are available at this historic brewery. They offer guided tours where visitors can witness the making process of their favorite ales and lagers. After an informative tour, visitors can have a hearty meal at the brewery's in-house restaurant.