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Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center

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Address: 305 E 2nd St, Superior, WI 54880-6845
Phone Number:
17153927151
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum honors World War II flying ace Richard Bong and all the men and...

This museum honors World War II flying ace Richard Bong and all the men and women who fought in World War II.

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We were very impressed with the Heritage display. Volunteers at the front desk were very helpful and informative

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the Heritage display. Volunteers at the front desk were very helpful and informative

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

If you are a WWII history buff..a must see. The staff suggests viewing WW II the Pearl Harbor Japanese bombing film footage first. Viewing the film sets the stage for viewing the WW II exhibits and the whole museum experience. This museum features a local hero from Poplar WI. a WW II The "Ace of Aces", Major Richard "Dick" Bong.... More 

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Great exhibits on WWII, Bongs actual restored P-38 that use to be in Polar, WI, and many other exhibits.

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is a wonderful museum and I have been here 4 times. If you go through the museum properly, it tell the story of the war and mainly about war hero Richard Bong. They have a restored P38, which is just beautiful. There are only a handful of these planes remaining, and it is amazing to see. Very informative museum.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I was here the first time in the summer of 2014 or 2013. They have added a few things. I always like visiting any museum that honors our veterans. I like them even better when they have anything to do with aviation. It is well laid out. It is not just about Richard Bong and aviation but World War II.... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very well put together. Interactive displays a great lesson in history! Military and history buffs would enjoy this tour. There is a lot of reading and great information, there are also several displays with video and audio. It was wonderful to learn of a WWII hero from the area. There are military vehicles, uniforms, photos and many items of the... More 

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Cambridge,WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a small but unusually well displayed WWII museum. It features Richard Bong, a Wisconsin native from the area and the #1 ace of WWII. It displays his airplane and a number of films and artifacts from his history. The museum is expanding it's extent to include all military veterans and will continue to grow with more various displays.... More 

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Richard Bong was an amazing aviator from Wisconsin - shooting down a record 40 planes during WWII and a congressional Medal of Honor recipient He was a target for the enemy and was pulled out of the actual air war for his own safety. He was then testing a new fighter jet in the US. His plane crashed and he... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Participated in the morning flag ceremonies. Have been there several times and I'm always in awe of those who served in the military. Those were our heroes.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Young Mr. Bong was among the greatest pilots of the famed P-38 "Fork-tailed Devil" in the Pacific theater in WWII. In the lower level of the museum, there is a full size diorama of a real P-38 sitting next to tents and the mechanic's area just as it would have been bivvied in the war. Bong, for some reason, took... More 

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