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A favorite Michigan lodge has announced a massive $80 million expansion to help add a waterpark.

Not only that, but this new waterpark will mark the largest indoor waterpark in Michigan. The fact it’s indoor obviously makes it ideal for Michigan’s cold winter months.

That lodge is the Bavarian In Lodge, which will begin the expansion plans next month with the goal to open in 2024. The expansion, according to Bavarian Inn, will make the Bavarian Inn Lodge the largest indoor water park and family entertainment center in all of Michigan, offering more than 140,000 square feet of enjoyment.

The groundbreaking is scheduled in Frankenmuth on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. The new expansion is projected to open in the spring of 2024.

“We are truly raising the bar on fun at the Lodge, creating unique attractions and new types of experiences within our resort,” Michael Keller Zehnder, President of the Bavarian Inn Lodge, said in a statement. “This expansion will help us to advance our goal of creating fun and enjoyable experiences for all ages. We are reimagining family fun and see this as an exciting project for all of Frankenmuth.” The current family fun center will still be in operation throughout the building phase, according to Zehnder.

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