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“Wonderful little museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frankenmuth Historical Museum

Frankenmuth Historical Museum
Ranked #9 of 21 things to do in Frankenmuth
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012 via mobile

This small museum is packed with much historical data regarding the Frankenmuth settlement. The displays are very well done. It not only enlightens the visitor on Frankenmuth and it's people, but on the building of America in general. The gift shop is tasteful and the prices are not too bad.

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Bay City, Michigan
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1,276 reviews
492 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,371 helpful votes
“I'd rate it 3.5, actually........”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

We stopped into this small historical museum while having dinner in Frankenmuth on a weekday. We spent about 40 minutes here, and enjoyed the displays of early life in Frankenmuth. There are interactive/hands on exhibits, as well as narrated displays. It would have been nice to provide seating in each area that has the narrated displays, because there is not that much to explore while staying in the area to listen to the narration. Also, I felt the lighting was fairly poor in some areas, especially where you want to read the information! I realize some low lighting is there to provide safety for the documents from the environment, but you need light for your visitors to read those displays! We visited during the Titanic exhibit and that was very interesting and well presented. There is a small gift shop attached, and the best thing I found in it were the selection of books. Staff were friendly and helpful. $2 adult entry fee. Parking in back. Bathrooms available and clean. Entry can be accessed from street or back parking lot.

Visited May 2012
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Massillon, Ohio
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“perfect for the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

We enjoyed stopping in here . We enjoyed finding info on the Frankenmuth Bridge. It is a small musuem however perfect for the location

Visited June 2011
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Lexington, Ohio
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great history on Titanic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

This was very much a surprise for our travelers as Mansfield, Ohio had a survivor of this great tragedy and many feel close to this event. Very informative and appreciated

Visited May 2012
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Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Cheap and entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

What's left to say about Frankenmuth?? This town makes a living on its German heritage and its handy location just off I75 2 hours north of Detroit. The museum explains all the history of the area and after you visit there you can power shop the downtown area and Bronners--the biggest Christmas shop you'll ever see. Then eat at the Bavarian Inn or Zehnders for a true German dinner. Warning!! Try to eat early afternoon and avoid the crowds. Speaking of crowds Frankenmuth is best visited during the week--weekends are a madhouse!!

Visited June 2011
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