MANTON, Mich. (Michigan Back Roads) – The National Award-Winning Veterans Museum in Manton, Michigan was constructed and dedicated in 2002. The museum was entirely achieved by donations of material and labor.  The Veteran’s Memorial Museum Project was recognized as #1 in the nation by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Exhibits feature uniform displays, a military jeep, Japanese swords, a variety of weapons, Civil War items, and over 300 pictures of military personnel from the Civil War to Vietnam to Desert Storm.

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One particular exhibit is a trunk used by a soldier who served under General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. It is on display at the Veteran’s Museum.

The Museum is owned by the City of Manton and the Museum Board.  It is run and managed by volunteers.

Manton is a pretty little town up in Wexford County just a few miles east of Mesick.  Mesick is home to that world famous Morel Mushroom Festival.

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Sportsmen and nature lovers may know of Manton because the area abounds with trails, parks, lakes, and designated trout streams. The section of the Manistee River that flows just north of town is incredibly beautiful.

Directions: Manton is located at the crossroads of M-42 & Old U.S. 131