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Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum

Address: 1250 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone Number: +1 989-652-8005
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Orange, California
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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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8 reviews 8 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
1 review
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Whitehall, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The artifacts at the museum are pretty cool, but what is even cooler are the stories of the men that used the artifacts. There is even a astronaut section in the back that has all the astronauts from the state of Michigan.The little ones may be bored rather quickly so use discretion with them.If you are really into history or... More

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Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very well done with very caring people running it. Great lessons & great information. My 13 yr old loves to come here. Every few months some of the displays change.

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Once again, we decided to visit this place based on the Tripadvisor reviews. It is a hidden gem, indeed. I feel bad for not remembering the name of the host, as he made out visit very informative. He was eager to show us different artifacts and to tell us stories about it. You can tell he loves his job, and... More

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Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband took the husbands here for a guys afternoon. Said it was extremely well done and priced right.

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Pickering
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

From the outside this museum looks quite small and one might not expect exactly how much history is obtained within. Showcases tell the story of modern armed conflict and space exploration on the human level of combatants and astronauts who hail from Michigan. Reading through and looking at each showcase as the story of one person is haunting and awe... More

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