With more than 40 shops and attractions, our Bavarian-themed shopping mall prides itself on having something for everyone in the family! You’ll find cobblestone sidewalks heated in the winter for the ultimate shopping convenience, and vibrant flower and seasonal displays worthy of Instagram in spring and summer.
River Place Shops becomes a winter wonderland after Thanksgiving, with extraordinary light displays and whimsical photo op areas. Whatever the season, there’s a perfect reason to visit River Place Shops!
Did You Know:
River Place Shops was the main set for “A Christmas Movie Christmas,” a made-for-TV holiday special released in 2019!
Those designated with a dog paw ( ) are pet-friendly shopping choices, and those designated with a Perks Club icon ( ) are active members.
Relax on an authentic paddlewheel riverboat during a narrated historical tour of Frankenmuth on the Cass River. Open May through Mid-October.
Zak & Mac’s Chocolate Haus
Freshly made chocolate combining old favorites with bold new flavors in small batches. Made fresh daily with 30 years of family heritage!
Serendipity Wellness Spa
Frankenmuth’s Destination Spa! Award-winning services include couples and individual massage, facial, manicures, pedicures and body treatments.
Frankenmuth’s original Irish store with a vast selection of Irish-themed merchandise including imported sweaters and hats, jewelry, gifts and more.
Yankee Candle Company
Let your nose guide you through candles in more than 100 fragrances, unique accessories, decorating ideas and specialty Bavarian merchandise.
Browse a selection of virtually indestructible double-walled tumblers that keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold with a lifetime guarantee.
A boutique for classy and sophisticated women’s apparel featuring misses and plus sizes as well as European fashion line, Ulla Popken.
Grand Traverse Distillery
Michigan’s premier micro-distillery featuring award-winning premium spirits, handcrafted in small batches using local ingredients.
Black Star Farms Winery
Michigan’s premiere winery, located inside Grand Traverse Distillery, with a handcrafted approach to winemaking. Stop in for a taste!
A unique shop with men and women’s leather goods, alternative jewelry, military apparel and gifts, collectible knives and swords, and t-shirts with attitude.
Popcorn Wagon Frankenmuth
Popcorn lover’s paradise! Over 40 flavors of gourmet popcorn, tons of popcorn supplies and great gift ideas.
Ultimate Mirror Maze
Find your way out of over 2,000 square feet of mirrors and dead ends – then try The Vault Laser Beam Challenge!
Cass River Bar & Grill
Serving snacks and beverages for the weary shopper! Enjoy big screen TVs, German beers, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
I Love Frankenmuth
Fantastic sportswear for the entire family. Custom designs, private label and corporate logos available featuring the finest in embroidery.
Dive into sports trading cards, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and board games for the whole family, from the most expert to beginner.
Bavarian Blacksmith Experience
Forge your own unique craft including knives, daggers and magic wands and see a master blacksmith at work!
Charlin’s Book Nook
A used bookstore with children’s activities. Discover literary gems from classics to contemporary.
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans; a hot, freshly made pastry covered with powdered sugar, along with a cup of Café au lait.
River Place Game Room
Over 40 great arcade games with a large redemption prize center to redeem your earned tickets!
Michigan’s largest bead store! Shop beads, rocks, crystals, and healing stones! Beautiful natural stone jewelry and gift items. Create your own jewelry!
Modern Craft Winery
Fruit-infused, Michigan-made wines perfect for mixing with other beverages. Stop by for a taste and make your own signature cocktail!
The Michigan Shoppe
Shop an array of Michigan-themed and artisan souvenirs and gifts, books, candles, Petoskey stone jewelry, pottery, photography and more.
Gourmet bakeshop specializing in cupcakes, designer cakes and other sweet treats – always made fresh with gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan options available.
Try homemade pasties in both traditional and specialty flavors, with dine-in or frozen options. Finish off your meal with a bubble tea!
SugarRush Sweets and Treats
A candy lover’s must stop with specialty cookies, ice cream, honey-roasted almonds, and a wide selection of bulk and novelty candy.
The “meating” spot! Specializing in jerky, exotic meats, pickled foods, rubs and sauces.
Making your life sweeter, one drop at a time, with a wide array of delicious honey varietals made by our own bees.
Browse a collection of loose-leaf teas from India and Nepal curated for tea aficionados. Holistic, medicinal, and culinary blends – all bee pollen-based!
Be enchanted by a beautiful display of mystical garden and fairy merchandise. Don’t miss our miniature Fairy Garden!
The world’s largest exclusive retailer of cherry food creations, celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything we make and do.
The Hottest Shop on the Planet! Small batch, hand crafted, all-natural sauces including hot sauce, salsa, seasoning, marinades and more – samples available!
A women’s apparel boutique specializing in a great selection of the latest on-trend and contemporary clothing and accessories.
Hello Cats and Dogs
Featuring an extensive collection of unique items dedicated to cats and dogs like pet clothing, collectibles, and homemade treats in the “Barkery!”
Great Lakes Olive Oil Co.
Shop a diverse selection of Gourmet Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars, with taste testing available every day!
La Crepe du Jour
Offering “a taste of Paris in Little Bavaria” with a wide array of made-to-order French style crepes plus coffee and espresso drinks.
For Bare Feet
Unique selection of novelty socks made in America featuring dog breeds, zoo, sports and universities. Official supplier of socks to the NBA!
Wild Birds Unlimited
Your backyard and nature gift shop! Offering birdfeeders, birdbaths, handmade Lake Superior stone houses and lamps, gifts and souvenirs.
Build Your Ideal Trip to Michigan’s Little Bavaria
Bavarian Inn Restaurant
There’s something special about going to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant for a home-cooked meal!
Since 1888, more than 20 million guests have returned to feast on the world-famous “all-you-care-to-eat” family style chicken dinners. Tour the Castle Shops and the Bakery area for food and gift items to take home!
Bavarian Inn Lodge
Wake up in Bavaria at the Bavarian Inn Lodge! The German-themed, 360-room resort features 2 water slides, 4 indoor pools and the Family Fun Center with over 160 video games and indoor mini-golf.
Experiences since 2001
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