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Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum

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Address: 1250 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1928
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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The Best little Museum in Michigan

This has got to be the best, if not one of the best, little museums in Michigan. They offer a very wide display of military memorabilia and soldiers story's all from those who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This has got to be the best, if not one of the best, little museums in Michigan. They offer a very wide display of military memorabilia and soldiers story's all from those who hailed from the state of Michigan. It takes quite a bit of time to cover the entire museum which is lovingly maintained. Lots of free parking. We... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting place...the displays are very well done and respectful to those being honored. The two gentlemen who run the place are very knowledgeable and happy to share their knowledge. The Museum is very nicely maintained and clean. There is ample parking and the entrance fee is modest. They have a small gift area.....I wouldn't call it... More 

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Harrison, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there on 17th of August. I was greeted when I entered by a friendly and knowledgeable man named John. He gave me a description of how the place was laid out and a little background. I spent about 2 hours and probably could have spent a couple more, but I had an appointment to go to. I will... More 

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Glennie, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very wonderful place to see and close to the inn. it has the different wars and you will have to go there to find out what the polar bears had to do with the war.

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Walnut, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is undoubtedly one of the best military museums for its size I've visited. The displays are high quality, devoted to the service men and women of Michigan. It has complete sections based on the various war eras, and an excellent section devoted to Medal of Honor recipients. I highly recommend a stop over here if you are at all... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This museum is very small but each display is very detailed and very unique. Definitely worth stopping in to see!

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Thank Traveling1994
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My wife and I visited, I am interested in all things military she not so much, but surprisingly she really loved it! This is because it is about the people of our state and there contribution rather than the military in general. The staff were very nice and overall it was a great way to spend a couple of hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The stories of all the individuals who served are awesome and awe inspiring. The section of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients will blow you away. It was great to share these stories with my kids and teach them about bravery, loyalty, and making the ultimate sacrifice for your felloe comrades and country. A must see when in Frankenmuth

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Cedar, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

You can't miss the fighter jet and tank parked outside the museum. It is just one street over from Main Street Frankenmuth. First, upon entering the museum, we were greet by a young man, who had come from California to volunteer. He provided insite into the origin and lay out of the museum. He pointed out several displays of special... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Seeing and reading the history of the brave men and woman was awe inspiring and something great to share with my children so they could see the sacrifices that were and are being made. Reading the numerous Congressional Medal of Honor stories with my son was heart warming. It was great to see. A must see when in the Frankenmuth... More 

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