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.
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.... 更多
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... 更多
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.... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
Educational, emotional, are the first two words that come to mind to explain this grand display. Local folks are remembered for their contributions in the war as well as those who stayed on the Homefront. Nice display on the Cold War, Vietnam, and Korea too.
We spent about 2 hours at this museum on a snowy Friday afternoon. There is a lot of history to read and several artifacts to see. One of the employees mentioned it tends to be very busy during the summer so you may want to make a reservation.
Excellent museum tucked on the shore of Lake Superior! So much history not only of Mr Bong but also the others who fought the fight, brave souls one & all. Very worth the stop.