The Bavarian Inn Restaurant & Lodge in Frankenmuth is undergoing a considerable expansion that will dramatically enlarge its water park and family entertainment offerings.
The $80 million project includes the addition of a building to the Family Fun Center. Joanna Nelson, recently named general manager after 25 years with the lodge, says the additions encompass more than 20 new attractions that include water slides, a wave pool, and an adult swim-up bar. The company reports that the Bavarian Inn Restaurant & Lodge will become Michigan’s largest indoor water park and family entertainment center at 140,000-plus square feet after its completion in spring 2024. However, some of the new family fun center areas will open as soon as this fall.
“We were actually supposed to break ground in 2020, and we all know what happened. It seems like we have been waiting for this forever,” Nelson says. “We are just so excited to break ground and share it with the world.”