When you think of Birch Run, Michigan, you might also think of Birch Run Premium Outlets — and with good reason (or more than 100 good reasons, see below). But, Birch Run has much more than a shopping mecca alone!
The chance to explore a 56-acre zoo, or maybe an adventure park with go-karts and mini golf? Let this guide open your eyes to all the fun things to do in Birch Run, Michigan!
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While we all navigate this new normal, some experiences may be slightly different, and some businesses may only be partially reopened. Please check with the individual businesses for their reopening status, new hours of operation, and updated policies before visiting!
Shop: With over 100 name brand outlet stores offering daily discounts of up to 65% off gotta-have-em items at Coach, Nike, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Banana Republic, The North Face and more, plan to enjoy the outdoor shopping extravaganza that is Birch Run Premium Outlets! (Psst: Want to know who's offering which deals when and secure more savings? Become a VIP here before you shop!)
Explore: With more than 200 animals and 50 different exotic species, wander the Wilderness Trails Zoo and wave hello to the zebras, lions, reptiles, and parrots (and get hands-on at the petting area and parakeet encounter)!
Roar: Get in on high-powered racing action at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center, and be ready for rip-roaring fun with main events, trailer and bus races on the figure-8, and Eve of Destruction nights at this premier short track of the Midwest!
Play: From Mom-2-Mom swap meets to food truck festivals, a circus or even a comedy show, be sure to check for upcoming Birch Run events at Frankenmuth Credit Union Event Center. Here, you'll add trade shows, professional sporting competitions, concerts, and expos of all kinds to your getaway in Birch Run!
Dine: When looking for restaurants in Birch Run, options are ample. But, don't leave without visiting Tony's I-75 Restaurant! Home to the infamous "One Pound BLT", be ready for the huge (okay, enormous) portions this restaurant is known for, and top it all off with the mile-high banana split if you have any room!
Recline: Enjoy a movie in style at this Michigan movie palace: Emagine Birch Run. Featuring 10 stadium-seating auditoriums with luxurious, reclining seats featuring full backs and foot rests (and even D-Box Seats, or motion seats, exclusively available for select films), enjoy digital sound and a full-service theatre bar, including cocktail selections to complement your snacks.
Adventure: Choose between go-kart fun, bumper boats, bank-shot basketball, two 18-hole mini-golf courses, arcade options, refreshments and ice cream at Alpine Mountain, or enjoy them all and live it up while on your getaway in Birch Run!
Picnic: Pick up goods at Victor & Merek's Deli Bakery & Pizzeria, spend quality time together at the playground and picnic area in Birch Run Township Park, and enjoy every moment of your Great Lakes Bay vacation in Birch Run, Michigan!