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Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum

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Address: 1250 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone Number: +1 989-652-8005
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Open 7 Days a Week | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Michigan's Military & Space Heroes...

Open 7 Days a Week | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Michigan's Military & Space Heroes Museum is dedicated to Honoring, Respecting, and Remembering the memories of people from Michigan who heeded the call to military service during America's seven foreign wars. Located in Frankenmuth, the museum was started in order to tell the stories of servicemen and women from around the state and it now contains nearly 700 full collections of personal artifacts and stories of our war time heroes. In fact, Michigan's Military & Space Heroes Museum has gathered so many stories that it is the largest museum of its kind throughout the country and still growing. The museum houses a gallery dedicated to Michigan's governors who have served and galleries that honor the servicemen and women from each of the following conflicts: World War One, World War Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and our current War on Terror. Within the World War One room, visitors will find the stories of Michigan's Own Polar Bears. These displays honor the men who formed a regiment of 5500 men, 90% of whom were from Michigan. These men have the distinction of being the only Americans ever to fight Russians on Russian soil. The museum also houses displays for each of the 13 astronauts from Michigan as well as recipients of the nations second highest award for valor, the Cross. The final gallery at the museum is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients from Michigan and contains the largest collection anywhere in the United States, of Medals of Honor. Visitors to Michigan's Military & Space Heroes Museum can expect to be overwhelmed by the stories of sacrifice, bravery and valor that they will find there as the museum strives to Honor, Respect and Remember those who have served in our nations military.

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Can't say enough great things about this place. Spent 2 and a half hours in here and still need to come back to see the rest. The director was very knowledgeable and interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough great things about this place. Spent 2 and a half hours in here and still need to come back to see the rest. The director was very knowledgeable and interactive! Can't wait to come back!

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Thank Amanda J
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a little bigger than I was expecting, and was mostly uniforms and personal items on display.

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Thank Ken A
east Lansing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed our visit to Frankenmuth. When you drive into the city, there are quaint Bavarian style buildings with flower boxes and outdoor Christmas décor at Bronner's Christmas store. After taking a multitude of pictures near giant Christmas bulbs, Santa and other yard sculptures, we went in the store. It is the largest store with the most ornaments I have... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were in Frankenmuth for the weekend, and wandered into the museum. It's right across the street from the Jellystone campground, and about half a mile walk from Bronner's. There's a restaurant between Bronner's and the museum as well, so you could make a whole afternoon of it in this one part of Frankenmuth if you like. My son was... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wonderful exhibits of Michigan's military heroes. We particularly enjoyed learning about the "Polar Bear" army unit that fought in Russia during WWI. Plan on 3 hours to see it all. Most of the exhibits require you to stand and read, so it may not be a good place for older folks or younger kids - though the staff do provide... More 

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Thank US3Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The best way to visit the Militery Museum is waith a tour by one of the people that have the knowledge gto show all the parts of the Militery. WE had a tour of our Church Men, we all were very satisfied with the tour that was available.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

As return visitors to Frankenmuth, Michigan, we decided to look around for something different to do. We found this amazing Michigan museum dedicated to preserving the stories of Michigan's Military and Space Heroes. It is located behind Bronner's Christmas store. New fact learned: 13 of U.S. astronauts hail from Michigan.Their stories and the stories of over 700 military men and... More 

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Woodridge, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I have passed this museum so many times, but finally took a long-overdue couple of hours to stop and explore. We especially enjoyed how the museum has placed their exhibits along a time line, focusing on the lives and events of many Michigan troops throughout the state's existence. A silver frame denotes a veteran who returned, alive.... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Interesting display of military uniforms and weapons with information about the man or woman who wore them. Groupon often has a half off coupon.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Please take the time to visit this wonderful place. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraqs & Afghanistan told through the stories of individual vets with Michigan ties.

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