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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
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+1 715-392-7151
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Richard Bong Museum

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mercer, Wisconsin
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Mercer, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Superior, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Stopping there to ask about area attractions was productive. I had a great conversation about some historical sites even after having pamphlets and leaflets forced on me. It was a nice day, too, so it made for a positive experience.

Thank jefferylmon
Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

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

Thank EvelynR35
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Reviewed December 30, 2016

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

Thank Todd P
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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.

Thank scottsnew1
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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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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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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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