Birch Run Michigan: Best Things to Do-Premium Outlets, Mile High Banana Splits + Best Attractions, Hotels and Fun Things to Do (See Bears and Win at Mini Golf!)

Cool Things To Do In Birch Run MichiganCool Things To Do In Birch Run Michigan

Discover Birch Run | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

Birch Run Michigan is most known for their fantastic premium outlets, stores and shopping.  It's also a great town to visit! 

Watch exciting racing at the Birch Run Speedway and Event Center, win big at mini golf and wave at the lions at the Wilderness Trails Zoo!


Birch Run Interactive Map: Use As You Drive!

***Remember to use this --> Birch Run <-- link for LIVE connection to Google Maps!!

We created this Birch Run Interactive Map to help you find your specific stops and aid in planning your trip. 

Helpful Map Tips:

  • Click on the plus and minus in the left corner to zoom in or out of the map.
  • Click on the icons for more info, addresses and photos of the stops.
  • Click on the map to drag and move it to view surrounding areas.
  • In the Header, click on the rectangle in the upper left of the map to see a menu of all of our stops. Click on anything that looks interesting to see where it is on the map. To hide the menu, click the rectangle in the header. 
  • In the Header, click on the "square" icon in the upper right side to expand the map for better viewing. 

Is Birch Run Michigan safe?  Yes, Birch Run is a great place to visit with your family.  All the areas listed on this guide are family friendly.  But as always, don't leave valuables in easy view in your vehicle and always be aware of your surroundings. 


Birch Run Premium Outlets in Michigan: Store Hours, Hotels, Tips and Information

  • What hotels are near Birch Run Premium Outlets?
  • What restaurants are near Birch Run Premium Outlets?
  • What attractions are near Birch Run Premium Outlets?

Keep reading, we have great ideas, tips and recommendations!

One of our favorite Michigan outlet malls is the Birch Run Premium Outlet Mall as there are so many fantastic stores, restaurants and fun things to do in the area! I like the super easy FREE parking right in front of your favorite stores.



Address: 12240 S Beyer Rd, Birch Run, Michigan

How many stores are at Birch Run Outlets? Over 100!

TIP: Drive the entire outlet when you arrive to see where all your favorite outlet stores are located and then decide where to park.   

We love the Under Armour store at Birch Run Outlets- great work out clothes for guys and girls at affordable prices! 

Check out Sketchers, Golf 4 Less, Guess, Jockey, Katie Spade, Le Creuset, Loft, Merrell, Oakley, Pottery Barn, Sperry, The Michigan Shoppe and The North Face stores for great deals!  


What days are Birch Run Premium Outlets open? Birch Run Outlet Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.



Plus, don't miss the Coleman outlet for great camping deals.  Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria and Brooks Brothers are more favorites.

Oh, and the parking is free!

Pro tip: Before you go, sign up for the VIP Shopper Club for rewards and discounts!


Where to Stay Near the Birch Run Premium Outlets

Our top pick: The cool thing about the Country Inn and Suites in Birch Run is that it is so close to the Birch Run Outlets that you can simply walk there! You don't even have to cross a busy street! It's walking distance to Tony's I-75 restaurant too! Plus it's so quaint and nicely appointed. 

The Hampton Inn in Birch Run is also a great choice as it is centrally located and well appointed. We like their wide variety of room options to fit your needs.

Or, the Holiday Inn Express in Birch Run is very easy to get to off Main Street and is close to all the action: Restaurants, events, the outlet mall and the Birch Run Speedway.  It has a great pool, snack shop and breakfast in the morning.

Here are more choices of Birch Run hotels plus reviews on TripAdvisor.


Bringing your RV or planning to camp near Birch Run?  Check out the Pine Ridge RV Campground! 11700 Gera Road (M-83), ​Birch Run, MI Their campgrounds have lots of shaded camp sites, so check it out!


Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run, Michigan

Address: 11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415

The Wilderness Trails Zoo is open May 1-October 31 for a roaring good time!

We enjoy visiting this Michigan zoo as you can get up close and personal with the animals!  Pet a bunny or goat and hear the lions roar! 

There are also feed stations throughout the zoo to feed animals such as goats, fish, peccaries, and deer.  Plus there is a playground for the kids to wear off any extra energy!

What's Cool?  The lions were roaring so loud it echoed throughout the zoo!  What a cool experience!  You can see 50 different species including lions, zebras, lemurs and camels.

What are the hours of Wilderness Trails Zoo? 

Monday - Saturday | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am - 6:00pm

  • Outside food is allowed, so bring a snack and a bottle of water! 

Want More Zoos and Aquariums!? (Who Doesn't?)

Michigan is packed with fun zoos and aquariums to visit with your kids this year! Check it out!

Alpine Mountain -  Fun Things to do in Birch Run Michigan!

Address: 11873 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 

We love playing putt putt mini golf at Alpine Mountain Golf!  It's such a fun place to spend the afternoon on their two 18 hole putt putt golf courses, bumper boats, go karts and bank shot basketball.

There is a nice picnic area so you can pack lunches!

  • Open daily May - September from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.


Birch Run Speedway and Event Center

Birch Run Speedway and Event Center-10945 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run, MI

Birch Run Speedway and Event Center (previously called the Dixie Motor Speedway) is a 4/10 mile, progressively banked, D-shaped oval short track, with an adjoining 1/3 mile as well as a Figure 8 course.

Friday, May 7, 2021 the gates open at 3 pm with warm up laps at 4 pm. The Challenges Start at 7 pm. See late models, pure stock trucks and person cars on the track!  $10 Pit Passes and Free Grandstand Admission.  Concessions will be open for drinks and snacks.

There are exciting events from May 7- October so check out their webpage for their schedule and more information!


Tony's I-75 Restaurant - Home of Tony's Original One Pound BLT!

Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, MichiganTony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan

Address: 8781 Main St, Birch Run, Michigan

So guys, the menu at Tony's is HUGE! We recommend coming in very hungry as the food portions are oversized. There's steaks, sandwiches, burritos, salads, soups, sub sandwiches and lots of delectable desserts.  Oh, and Tony isn't afraid of bacon...not one (bacon) bit.

"Home of Tony's Original One Pound BLT," this mountain of a sandwich wasn't stacked high for the faint of heart or tiny stomach (vegans, close your eyes!). So if you are feeling up to the challenge, pop a button on your britches and bravely order this one pound crispy bacon with lettuce, mayonnaise and tomato sandwich!

Be sure to stop in and get the scoop on Tony's HUUUUGE Super Sundaes!



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