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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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Description: 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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Very nice collection, nicely displayed

I took my family here and the place has some great items. They are all nicely displayed and you can get a tour then walk around at your leisure. Loved it

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Tawas City, Michigan
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Tawas City, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I took my family here and the place has some great items. They are all nicely displayed and you can get a tour then walk around at your leisure. Loved it

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Windsor, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nicely laid out. Good information to read and our guide (it was quiet, so he had time to talk to us) was full of stories that made the visit very enjoyable. I was surprised at how much was inside this museum. Very informative and very enjoyable! Definitely worth visiting. There is also a small store.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

we had gone in just to have something to do and ended up learning things and about michigan people in the military and the importance that some played in our military

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I expected a museum filled with relics from wars: models of ships, planes, perhaps some old guns or military memorabilia. But what we saw was something completely different. Before you enter the museum, there is a small sign that says something to the effect of, "We do not glorify war in this museum." I found myself moved to tears so... More 

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Killen, Alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My parents have lived 40 minutes from this museum for the past 60 years and I never knew this place existed. Why isn't this fantastic facility better advertised? This simple and unassuming building houses a fabulous collection of exhibits honoring Michigan's military heroes. It contains over 400 displays, including 30 individual Medal of Honor recipients, making it the nation's Medal... More 

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Orange, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a must for those who are patriotic and are proud to be from Michigan. Has one display case to represent each Michigan veteran that is part of the collection. Amazing acts of heroism and interesting historical facts that you never knew. I just made it past the displays of the Michigan governors who served (fascinating) when John asked... More 

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John R, Director at Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to show you around the museum. I am very glad that you were able to enjoy your visit. I also hope that you were able to take in a few of the many other fine sights in Frankenmuth while you were here. More 

Middletown, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

An impressive little museum with exhibits telling the stories and experiences of several Medal of Honor holders and other heroes from Michigan. Nice displays of personal uniforms, medals, weapons, and memorabilia. The model ships and aircraft are amazing. Take your time and don't rush - there's a lot of history there. Well worth a visit.

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Lake Orion, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As frequent visitors to Frankenmuth for chicken dinners, we hadn't noticed the museum tucked behind the bigger Bronners and later the Splash Village. A friend wanted to stop to see if her father's uniform was still on display. This was about a year ago. Our family has now stopped by several more times, showing our grandchildren Michigan's role in the... More 

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Lapeer, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

All about real people in service. There are huge glass cases with their uniform attire, guns used, letters and much much more. Personnally, my Grandfather's uniform is there, he was a Polar Bear in Russia during World War 1

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Almost missed it but worth looking for. They are growing and serious about their mission. Friendly and informative staff.

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