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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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Awe inspiring, Humbling

I can't think of enough words to describe what I felt walking through this museum. It houses the stories of military men & women who have a strong connection to Michigan. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Maria S
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Palmyra, United States
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Palmyra, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't think of enough words to describe what I felt walking through this museum. It houses the stories of military men & women who have a strong connection to Michigan. The displays are so well done. Each one includes a picture of the person, their uniform, and a short biography and description of their military experiance. If the person... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent almost 4 hours in the museum, there were so many soldiers honoured in the exhibits. We talked with the curators and a couple of veterans.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place to go and remember our veterans and honor our military! Kids love the military planes and vehicles.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theme of the museum dealt with Michigan citizens and their role in the various wars and space. Exhibits include many of their uniforms, awards and medals. It is well worth your time to read the biographies of these brave men and women. Suggest 1.5 - 2 hours

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place with very knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed our experience while we dropped the wives off at the Christmas place. We couldn't take enough pictures. Have to be a military buff to enjoy and we did.

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Romeo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Frankenmuth and we decided to stop in, everything was very nicely displayed, from pictures, to personal items, medals, weapons, uniforms and their personal stories. Great value for the price.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well done tribute to the local troops who have served their country over the years. The details were tasteful and informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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