We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior, WI 54880-6845
+1 715-392-7151
Review Highlights
Small but very well done military museum

My son is an avid WWII history buff so we decided to check out this museum. If you are staying in... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
Eagan, Minnesota
Not bad... interesting to see...

Went here with my wife. First off, I want to thank all of those that have served and are serving in... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Brian S
Farmington, Minnesota
via mobile
Read all 66 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
This museum honors World War II flying ace Richard Bong and all veterans.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“wwii museum” (5 reviews)
“local hero” (4 reviews)
“full size” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior, WI 54880-6845
+1 715-392-7151
Write a Review
Reviews (66)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed July 13, 2017

My son is an avid WWII history buff so we decided to check out this museum. If you are staying in Duluth it is an easy 10 - 15 minute drive to get there (you can even take the Richard I. Bong Bridge to make...More

Thank CBMinnesota
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Went here with my wife. First off, I want to thank all of those that have served and are serving in the military. Lots of artifacts and things used in previous wars and times around war. Not bad if you're looking to learn something and...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

This museum opened in 2002 as a way to specifically honor hometown son Major Richard Bong and his service to our country during WW II. Bong achieved status of flying ace by downing 40 enemy aircraft in the Pacific theatre. Tragically, Bing lost his life...More

Thank crobert72
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Worked an event here, and it was a lot larger than it looks like! There's a full size plane on the lower level! Lots of great artifacts and corresponding history. Lots of war memorabilia!

Thank effintravelers
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

WWII museum dedicated to the "Ace of Aces" who shot down 40 enemy aircraft. Nice and clean museum with wonderful staff ready to share their passion and knowledge. Worth a stop.

Thank Annette K
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We had about an hour to kill before our check in time at our hotel so we decided to go to this museum. So glad we did. A great museum with lots of interesting artifacts. I loved the section that told about Richard Bong. It...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The museum is really well done and focuses on Richard Bong, the first ace in the Pacific during WW II. It is well done and takes about 2 hours to go through. Great local pride for Superior WI.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This museum is right on the lake with a nice walking trail just behind it. The exhibits were well presented and the video was interesting.

Thank gmadiane
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Richard Bong grew up in the Superior region and was the most successful flying ace of wwii. The museum is a tribute to his outstanding career, and to the fine person he was.

Thank heddapatzke
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This is dedicated to WWII Hero Richard Bong from the small (tiny) town of Poplar WI. It has artifacts from his service in the Army Air Corp as well as items from Korea, Viet Nam and other conflicts. A great lesson in history.

Thank beyondthepavement40
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Golden Inn
71 reviews
.29 miles away
Barker's Waterfront Grille
97 reviews
.75 miles away
Julie's Restaurant
54 reviews
.73 miles away
China Inn of Superior
38 reviews
.46 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fairlawn Mansion & Museum
50 reviews
.40 miles away
SS Meteor Maritime Museum
41 reviews
.73 miles away
A World of Accordions Museum
7 reviews
1.40 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines