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Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

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Awesome surprise

What a fantastic museum. The staff and tour guide were very knowledgeable! It began with a movie of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
brucedenisepeyton
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Danbury, Wisconsin
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Educational and Inspiring

Loved the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff! The exhibits are neat and there's so much to learn... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Terri N
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Minnesota
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This museum honors World War II flying ace Richard Bong and all veterans.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior, WI 54880-6845
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+1 715-392-7151
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic museum. The staff and tour guide were very knowledgeable! It began with a movie of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.Richard shot down 44 enemy planes. His story,his medals and a replica of his plane are in the museum. It also honors our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brucedenisepeyton
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Loved the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff! The exhibits are neat and there's so much to learn at each exhibit we looked at! My son is currently serving in the Army so it was very inspiring to see how much work and effort goes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terri N
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The museum is at the welcome center. A real local war hero. Clothes, medals, guns and the real airplane this man flew. Stop in. It’s a great museum

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob0409
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This memorial building is an excellent place to visit. The displays are done well and the staff is very friendly and helpful. And it's free!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank davidaune
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Before coming here I had no idea who Richard I Bong was or the significant part he played in history. I would highly recommend a stop here to learn about his life history from growing up a few miles from here until his unexpected death...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This place is amazing. I had never heard of Richard I Bong until I went here. He is a true hero of WW II & this museum tells his story & the story of the men & women that have served in the US military...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Very informative time there great info! Kids liked it too (ages 6-13). Self guided tour, gift shop has reasonable prices. We will go back during next year's vacation.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Arica J
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

When I was a kid, we would drive through Poplar, Wisconsin and see the big fighter plane with a little tribute to Richard Bong. What an upgrade!! Now there is an entire museum and visitors center with his name on it! It is in a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Good but small museum highlighting the Wisconsin air ace Richard Bong who was from just east of superior.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank OddEater
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Was fortunate to be in the area on business and be able to visit the museum. The museum is not all that big but offers a lot. The staff is extra helpful and the displays very informative. An excellent museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ElCid83
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Theresa A
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Response from Terri N | Reviewed this property |
They refferred to him as Richard Bong the 1st, so I'm guessing that's what the I is for.
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