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Less than one hundred miles from Dearborn, you'll find the delightful town of Frankenmuth. Founded by German missionary families in 1845, this little town has become a major tourist draw because of its old world charm.
To learn more about local history, drop by the Frankenmuth Historical Museum, 613 S Main St, 989-652-9701. You'll find more fun exhibits at the Weathervane Folk Art Show, 160 Parker St, 989-652-8941; and the Zeesenagel Italian Village, 780 Main St, 989-652-2591. You'll also want to bring your camera so you can take photos of the gingerbread Bavarian architecture scattered around town
Even if Frankenmuth didn't have all this neat history, just wandering the downtown streets would be worth a visit. Here you'll find a hundred unique shops to explore like the Frankenmuth Mill & General Store, 701 Mill St, 989-652-6850; Rau's Country Store, 656 S Main St, 989-652-8388; and Gramma's House, 535 S Main St, 989-652- 3534. And since all this wandering is bound to work up an appetite, plan on enjoying the great food at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn, 713 S Main, 989-652-9941, or Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, 730 S Main, 989-652-0400.
If you are going to be traveling here during June, call the Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau, 635 S Main, 989-652-2680, 800-FUN-TOWN, to find out when the Bavarian Festival is going to be held. This is a huge event with German music and dancing, an arts and crafts pavilion, and yummy food booths.
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