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Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum

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Address: 1250 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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+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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All the people profiled in the museum are from Michigan. Currently they have 150 displays, but have enough for 700, so they rotate displays every so often. They are trying to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hammond, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a good time not much to see really but what there is nice got some pics which was ok a nice way to check out the military stuff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the people profiled in the museum are from Michigan. Currently they have 150 displays, but have enough for 700, so they rotate displays every so often. They are trying to raise money to build on. I learned so much I didn't know just about history itself! They have toy soldiers there to take one home, so you can continue... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way into town. He is very into history and definitely enjoyed our visit. Everything was set up very nice and organized. There were so many people's stories in there! It was pretty interesting. The staff was very friendly, beyond helpful and so so knowledgeable. If you enjoy military history and learning about... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

My group consisted of two adults & a 10 year old...and we had a blast. The staff was so friendly & welcoming, and they sure knew their stuff! They could answer any question we could think of & even offer many facts that we didn't think of. For the children, they offer a fun little bingo-scavanger hunt where you walk... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Very well done small museum that focuses on the stories of military men and women from Michigan. As a person from Ohio, I was not sure that I would be all that interested in it but I found it completely fascinating. Quite well done and a great tribute to the men and women of our armed forces. I also like... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Many displays, very authentic and a real expression of our countries war years. Staff is very knowledgable and friendly. A must see.

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Thank Steve B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

A great little museum in Frankenmuth. It honors the military personnel and astronauts from Michigan. The staff is very knowledge about the various wars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This museum has done an excellent job of telling the stories of some of Michigan's finest, with great displays and artifacts. The two guides on duty both named John were incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. Thank you for an awesome visit!! Adam & Julia Ontario Canada

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Bell, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

While driving through Frankenmuth looking for our motel, (Frankenmuth Motel), we notice the Michigan Military Museum and decided to take a chance and visit. This is a must see stop for anyone interested in history/military/geneology of Michigan veterans. We paid $7.00 entrance fee and spend 2 hours in the place which easily could have been 4. They have military displays... More 

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New Carlisle, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Nice place to visit while visiting Frankenmuth. There are display cases highlighting the veterans from Michigan with their pictures, uniforms & some personal belongings.. Very well done with staff available to help answer any questions while you walk through the area. Several visitors shared stories among themselves of their experience or family members in the military.

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