Top 4 Michigan Outlet Malls: Birch Run Premium Outlets, Great Lakes Crossing and Tanger Outlets Howell-Grand Rapids (+Best Hotels and Things to do)

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Best Michigan Outlet Malls | By: Sherry Trautman | | Updated: September 30, 2022

Top 4 [BEST] Michigan Outlet Malls | Interactive MAP | Birch Run Premium Outlets, Great Lakes Crossing and Tanger Outlets Howell-Grand Rapids

Who loves a great outlet mall? 

We do, and since we live here and we've been to all of them we made you a quick little guide to show you around!

So lets go!

Where are all the Best Outlet Malls in Michigan?

  1. Birch Run, MI - Birch Run Premium Outlets
  2. Howell, MI - Tanger Outlets Howell
  3.  Grand Rapids, MI - Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids
  4. Auburn Hills, MI - Great Lakes Crossing

These are all the best Outlet Malls in Michigan!

So get ready to get your shopping, eating and exploring on!!

Michigan Outlet Malls Interactive Map: See Which Shopping Mall is Nearest You

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We created this Michigan Outlet Malls Interactive Map to help you find an outlet mall closest to you 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. 

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

Birch Run Outlets

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!

We like the super easy parking in front of your favorite store for FREE!

This is the closest Outlet Mall near Saginaw, MI which is known as Birch Run Premium Outlet and is located about 25 minutes south of Saginaw.

  • 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!

Where: 12240 S Beyer Rd, Birch Run, Michigan

How many stores are at Birch Run Outlets? Over 100, the largest in Michigan!

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! 

We always find something we didn't know we needed!

Check out Sketchers, Golf 4 Less, Guess, Jockey, Katie Spade, Le Creuset, Loft, Merrell, Oakley, Pottery Barn, Sperry, Nike, Adidas, 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.

Parking is free!

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

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

Birch Run Michigan is most known for their fantastic premium outlets, stores and shopping but it's also a great town to visit!  Read more about 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! Plus see where to get a 1 POUND BLT!

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.

Bring 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!

#2 & #3 Tanger Outlets Howell & Grand Rapids, Michigan: Hours and Where to Stay

Did you know there are TWO Tanger Outlet Malls in Michigan!

Where are they:

1. Tanger Outlet, Howell, MI: 1475 N Burkhart Road, Howell, MI 48855

Hours: Howell Outlets, 11-7pm everyday.

How many stores are at Tanger Outlet Mall in Howell Michigan?  Answer:  43 outlet shops

  • Howell Tanger Outlet is an Outlet Mall near Lansing, MI.  It is also an Outlet mall near Ann Arbor, MI. 
  • The Howell Tanger is about 35-40 minutes from Ann Arbor or Lansing, MI. Jackson, MI is also about 30 minutes to Howell, MI.

2. Tanger Outlet, Byron Center, MI (Grand Rapids): 350 84th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

Hours: Tanger Outlet Grand Rapids Mi Hours are 10-7pm everyday, Monday-Sunday.

How many stores are at Tanger Outlet Mall in Grand Rapids Michigan?  Answer:  66 outlet shops

  • Byron Center Outlet is an Outlet Mall near Grand Rapids, MI and about 25 minutes south of downtown.
  • Byron Center Outlet is also an Outlet Mall near Kalamazoo, MI and is about an hour north of downtown Kalamazoo, MI. 
  • South Haven, Michigan's nearest Outlet Mall is the Tanger Outlet in Byron Center, MI which is about and hour away. 

What Hotels Are Around Tanger Outlets Howell Michigan?

Want hotels close to the Tanger Outlets in Howell, MI?

What is the Biggest Mall in Michigan?

Did you know Great Lakes Crossing located in Auburn Hills, Michigan is the biggest in the state! The mall is over a mile long!!

#4 Great Lakes Crossing Outlets [The Best Outlet in Michigan!] Hours | Things to Do and Where to Stay

Where:  Great Lake Crossing Mall, 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 

How far is Auburn Hills from Detroit? Driving distance from Detroit to Auburn Hills is only 33 miles so it's an easy day trip from Detroit.

How many stores are at Great Lakes Outlets in Auburn Hills Michigan? 

Answer: 185 stores and over 20 that can only be found here in Michigan!

Fun fact: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is Michigan's only enclosed outlet mall!

Great Lakes Crossing is our favorite Michigan Outlet Mall 

Includes: Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland, AMC Star Great Lakes 25 movie theater, Bass Pro Shops and Outdoor World

Oh, and for lunch you can eat at the Rainforest Café (without ever going outside or moving your car!)!! 

There are several restaurants inside the mall if you are hungry.

Parking Tips and Info: 

It's FREE to park!  We prefer to enter at the SeaLife Aquarium entrance.

What days are Great Lakes Crossing Outlets open? Great Lakes Crossing Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Admission Tickets

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is such a great place to spend a couple hours.  See more than 5,000 sea creatures including seahorses, jellyfish, and the giant Pacific octopus!  We love watching the blacktip reef sharks and cownose swim above us in the underwater tunnel.  This is one of our favorite places to visit for things to do in Michigan in winter.

  • SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Admission tickets below have free cancellation so read more about it!


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan Admission Ticket

Right in the Great Lakes Crossing Mall: 4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is a great place to spend the afternoon with your kids in Auburn Hills! 

Grab tickets with all-day admission so you can see the magic of the LEGO® Factory, explore Miniland, make a super cool LEGO race car, and enjoy LegoLand's cool 4D theater.

Read More about Legoland and Buy Tickets!

What Hotels Are Around Great Lakes Crossing?

These three hotels are right across the street from the Great Lakes Crossing Mall (can't get any closer) and are near lots of restaurants and services. Read about them on TripAdvisor below.

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