If you're looking for something fun and unique to do this summer, check out the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

Starting June 5th the Bong Center will again start offering their Heavy Metal Tour all summer long. When visiting, you'll be able to upgrade your experience and get an up close and personal look at the M-60 tank and P-38 Lightning airplane.

The Heavy Metal Tours will be avail ave through Sunday, August 29th and then again on Labor Day weekend from September 4th to 6th. The informative tours are being led by high school students from their Bong Squadron program.

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The Bong Squadron program was started in 2019 and the Bong Center says that, "students gain experience with public speaking, leading group tours, and develop skills needed for part-time employment." And they also get a chance to earn some money during the summer months.

During the Heavy Metal tour guests will be able to learn detailed information about  the M-60 tank and the P-38 Lightning airplane, and get to see parts of the airplane that are not available to regular tour guests, including getting a chance to get a look at the inside of the cockpit.

If you'd like to participate in the Heavy Metal Tour, just show up, no reservations are needed and prices range from $14 for kids and $20 for adults and are available 7 days a week.

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