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Jody Reviews Frankenmuth

Wilkommen! to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Wilkomen is German for welcome, an offer to come and join in. Something we don’t hear enough of these days. Frankenmuth, Michigan’s little Bavaria, is a place to find all the things that make time together meaningful. It’s a place of horse-drawn carrriages and covered bridges; of river boat cruises and world famous chicken dinners.

There are loads of things for you and your family to do in Frankenmuth. With festivals year round, the town welcomes visitors with Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season.  It’s a great place for a day trip for the family or a weekend retreat with friends. Activities include concerts in the park, indoor and outdoor family fun, and even pet friendly fun.

If you are a shopper, this is your perfect destination. Shops include anything from leather to silk, china to sporting goods, apparel to gifts and much more.

For dining there are breweries, coffee shops, French, German and Oriental cuisines, and plenty of fast food and sweet shops. Lodging includes hotels, motels, B&Bs, and RV/campgrounds for your convenience.

From fantastic food, eclectic shopping and entertainment, to rich historical beauty and culture, Frankenmuth is the ideal departure from the ordinary every day.

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Jody Visits Christmas

Yes, my friends, there is a town named Christmas! It is Christmas, Michigan, an unincorporated area having a couple of motels, resorts, lakeside cottages, a casino and restaurant. It is also home to the Christmas Mall and the world’s largest Santa.

The Christmas themed village was given its name by an enterprising man in 1938. He started a roadside factory to make holiday gift items. Unfortunately, the factory burned soon after opening, but the name and the giant roadside Santa that inspired it all, still survives to this day.

If you are into gambling, the newest attraction is the Kewadin Casino (owned by the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), located on the main drag – Highway M-28. Right next door is an all-new 40 room Paradise Inn Motel. Christmas Michigan is also home to the Christmas Michigan Paradise Cottage Rental – cozy vacation cottages located on the shoreline of Lake Superior.

Michigan is full of towns with interesting names – most of them just dots on the map. They are all great places that should not be over-looked during your travels in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in summer or winter.