Michigan Heroes Museum, Frankenmuth

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Our mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages, nurture the memories of the men and women from Michigan who served in the armed forces during America’s foreign wars, and to support current members of our nation's military. We also honor the peacetime bravery of Michigan’s space pioneers and astronauts.

Michigan's Own includes exhibits on Michigan's governors who have served in the armed forces, the Polar Bear veterans (members of the American North Russia Expeditionary Force who fought on Russian soil during WW I), veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War of 1991, and the War on Terrorism. There are special exhibits to those who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross. Michigan's Own is the home of the largest collection of Medals of Honor in the world. We also feature exhibits on Michigan's astronauts.
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  • Today, we drove up to Frankenmuth to visit the Michigan Heroes Museum. We've driven past the museum slot, but never stopped, but we had a Groupon that was going to expire, so we put it to good use. If...  more »
  • Decided to make a quick stop with the kids, 5 and 7. Not knowing how it was going to go. Ended up being a lot of fun. They have a scavenger hunt for the Little’s ones, and tons of history. The gentlem...  more »
  • Staff members were conversational and knowledgeable about the memorabilia on display and the eras represented. Numerous uniforms are featured, with a brief overview about the people that wore some of ...  more »
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  • Amazing museum! Intrigued to read all of the stories. We were there for almost two hours and still hasn't read everything we wanted to read. The curators were so very helpful and insightful. Highly recommended museum. It's so very well organized.
  • This was an amazing place to visit. My son loved being shown the history and learning about the sacrifices made by local Michigan military heroes. The staff are amazing and truly committed to maintaining the memory of these outstanding warriors.
  • Great place to visit. Learned a lot and really enjoyed the displays for the Medal of Honor winners from Michigan. There are some amazing stories and it's really interesting to see the uniforms along with a lot of individual items soldiers carried and used during the different wars. You can spend two to three hours there easily and not be bored. Myself and three teenage girls we're still busy looking at displays when they closed for the night.
  • GLAD we went here. I'm not a veteran but ths place and it's exhibits ACTUALLY moved me. To see these real artifacts UP CLOSE and portraits of people local to Michigan of different race, color, creed, gender, who'd served and read their stories... It really extracts feelings of appreciation and respect for our military. I HIGHLY recommend stopping in if you're in Frankenmuth.
  • This is a great museum for Michigan heroes, both military and astronauts. Over 150 heroes represented from Civil War era to Iraq/Afghanistan Wars and MI astronauts! Each display case has each soldier's personal effects, donated by family members. The staff is really friendly and knowledgeable and can tell you interesting stories about the soldiers. This place is kid friendly too! They have a BINGO scavenger hunt (tastefully done) and they can learn about history in a fun and respectful way. If you are in Frankenmuth, check it out!
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