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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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Went there with our kids and was shocked at how much cool stuff they had. For it being such a small building I was shocked by all of the stuff they had inside. Worth a visit if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Flushing, Michigan
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Flushing, Michigan
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went there with our kids and was shocked at how much cool stuff they had. For it being such a small building I was shocked by all of the stuff they had inside. Worth a visit if you have a little bit of time to spare while visiting Frankenmuth

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They have wonderful displays of the military and space heroes of Michigan. I have gone to Frankenmuth for many years and I never realized it was there, but I am telling you there is so much about history with all the medals and stories from our men and women who served everyone should visit this museum.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was surprised how they put together such an informational and organized history of each service man/woman from Michigan. Was very touched by some of the stories. It was a very nice tribute to them all. Great job!

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The gentleman that greeted us was very welcoming and informative. The over all displays was emotional and educational.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I, along with our grown children, took my mother-in-law, a WWII veteran to the Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum. We all enjoyed seeing the displays, especially my mother-in-law, whose time in the service was one of her proudest achievements in life. This museum offers you the chance to take a moment from your day-to-day life and... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Because of distance & time, my visit was only 1 1/2 hours. If a visitor wants to see the complete museum, at least three hours will be necessary . Eight galleries house the museum's exhibits, which are: Medal of Honor. 2nd Highest Award For Valor-Distinguished Service Cross Navy Cross & Air Force Cross. Governor's Exhibits. WW1 & Polar Bears. WW11... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Enjoyed reading about the men and women who served in the military from Michigan. Many items to look at and models. Few chairs to sit in if you need a rest but need to stand to read about the people.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What I like is that this museum is not for the wars, weapons. This museum is their to honor the men and women from the State of Michigan that have served this country

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Farmington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked all of it and the curator was very knowledgeable about the entire exhibit! The most interesting part was the fact it is all exclusively Michigan Military Men and Women

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Stouffville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice museum dedicated to the men and women of Michigan who served their country. We enjoyed our time there but clearly if you are from Michigan or are really into the various branches of the armed forces or a history buff you would like it more than me. Hence my average rating. It was not expensive and I did... More 

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