Birch Run Michigan: Best Things to Do-Shop Outlets, Wilderness Trails Zoo, Tony's I-75 Restaurant (1 Bacon BLT!) | Best Attractions + Hotels! | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
This Great Lakes Bay city is well known for their fantastic premium outlets, stores and shopping. It's also a great town to visit as you can win big at mini golf and wave to the lions at the Wilderness Trails Zoo!
You can also watch exciting racing at the Birch Run Speedway and Event Center! Keep reading for lots of fun activities and things to do!
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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.
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!
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!
Address: 11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415
The Wilderness Trails Zoo is open May 1-October 31 for a roaring good time!
We love this Michigan zoo as there are feed stations throughout the zoo! Feed cute animals such as goats, fish, ducks and deer.
What's Cool? The Parakeet Encounter!
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!
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!
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!
Address: 8781 Main St, Birch Run, Michigan
So guys, the menu at Tony's I-75 restaurant is HUGE! We recommend coming in very hungry as the food portions are fit for a king! 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 isn't stacked this 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!
I mean seriously, look at the size of this sandwich!! I was so giddy when it was delivered and we gobbled it down (did you catch my turkey reference?) in minutes!
We also had to try the steak and onion sub at Tony's I-75 restaurant that was made with shaved ribeye steak, sautéed onions and topped with swiss cheese. YUMMY! Oh, and we loved the pickle!
I bet you're salivating, aren't you!
Oh, and save room for dessert! You will absolutely swoon with the site of this HUGE strawberry sundae! (That's a dinner plate, folks!) Would you believe we ate almost all of it!?
Check out the size of Tony's HUUUUGE Super Sundaes! Perfect for birthday parties and friend's night out! WOW!!
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