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Full of History!

What an amazing addition to our small town. To show off the prideful history that is part of our... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Emmy L
Extremely interesting

This is a very unique interesting museum. Great for all ages who enjoy local & military history... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. Opening again on June 3rd, 2019. During World War II, the Ford Motor Company's plant in Kingsford built more Model CG-4A gliders for the United States Army than any other company in the nation at much less cost than other...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
302 Kent St, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
+1 906-774-1086
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

What an amazing addition to our small town. To show off the prideful history that is part of our town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emmy L
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a very unique interesting museum. Great for all ages who enjoy local & military history. You can enjoy the displays at your own pace or ask docents for more information. It is nice to a wheelchair accessible facility.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wiiliamh2017
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is a great museum. I learned so much as I never knew the Ford Motor Company made gliders for the war in Iron Mountain. As a Gold Star Mom seeing the pictures of the young men who served along side their donated uniforms tugged...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diane P
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Very informative. Any veteran would enjoy it. Reasonable entrance fee. Not sure that kids would enjoy it as it is not hands on

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jill B
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We learned a lot about the area and history during WWII. Two buildings of history to view. Lady at front desk in Glider building was very informative, and she did not grow up there. She is from New Zealand and probably knows more about the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carl W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Brought a bunch of kids aged 8-13 in a rainy day. Pump was Incredible. 2 separate museums in one location. Place would benefit from a few more staff to tell the stories of both the miners and the soldiers, and place all objects in context....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cheeseheadinrecovery
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The dedication and hard work of these historians is readily apparent. The restoration work completed on these aircraft is nothing short of amazing. Highly recommend stopping by this little gem.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Enjoyed the museum showing Iron Mountain's Ford Plant (now defunct) contribution to the WW2 effort building gliders & also the Ford "woody" station wagons and classic cars produced there. Lots of displays regarding uniforms during the many wars in America's history. The Cornish pump was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paelse
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum and a great piece of history. It had a rather personal touch for me, since my grandfather was in the 327th glider infantry of the 101st airborne division during World War II. He flew in this exact model of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank IrishBrewer
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Unexpected to see such a high quality, throughly researched and presented exhibits of WWII era military gliders, communication equipment, period cars, clothing and depictions of every day life during the war years. Henry Ford started a factory to build wood paneled station wagons which was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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