A little Bavarian community, Frankenmuth is one of the state's top tourist attractions. Nearly 3 million visitors pass through this small town each year, with its old world German feel and the best chicken dinners in the state.
Frankenmuth has the largest Christmas store in the world, and features two miles of Bavarian specialty shops. The Christmas store has imported nutcrackers, nativity scenes, ornaments and Bibles from many parts of Europe. The town has its own historical museum which traces the city's history and is accompanied by a museum shop.
Local restaurants in Frankenmuth reflect the chicken dinner phenomenon made popular by traveling salesmen in the earlier part of the 1900's and remaining a kitschy part of the culture today.
Frankenmuth is located north of Flint and south of Bay City in the "thumb" region of eastern central Michigan.