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Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

3202 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105
402 444 5955
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Ranked #34 of 86 attractions in Omaha
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

These gardens are on the site of the birthplace of Gerald Ford. The house burned down and this memorial was built on the grounds. It is amazing. There is a beautiful garden and some information on Gerald and Betty Ford. Truly worth the stop.

Chesterfield, MO
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A nice little park to mark the site of Gerald Ford’s birthplace. The shaded gardens have plants, water features (not running when I was there) and a nice kiosk that has a model of the house and information on President Ford. Street Parking and the attraction is free. You can see it in 10-20 minutes. Nice stop if you are... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A good place to take visitors who are into historical places. Located in ahistorical neighborhood in Omaha. However the home is no longer on this site. It burned down at some time. A nice rose garden used for weddings, photos etc.

Weston fl.
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I lived a few houses away when the house burned down. Gerald Fords mom lived there when Gerald was born, I beleive she was a single lady. She soon moved away got married and Gerald took the name of his adoptive father. The house burned down in the late sixties. A lady in a wheelchair lived in the second floor,... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Beautiful well kept garden near downtown. It's a nice place to visit. There is a larger park nearby and parts of it are a bit run down and I have been a bit intimidated by some of the people who hang out there. But, this garden is in a nice neighborhood.

Lincoln, Nebraska
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174 reviews 174 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I love the way this place is kept up. it is a memorial. very nice place. I did walk around a lot there.

Plattsmouth Ne
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I am a life long resident of Omaha, and have visited the site many times. Gerald Ford was not "One of us", as claimed in a previous review. He was born in Omaha on July 14, 1913, and left on July 29th. His entire residency in Omaha was just sixteen days! The Omaha house has been replaced by a plesant... More

Plattsmouth, Nebraska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

History and beautiful gardens. Amazing!!! It is great to learn more about our past presidents, and to learn that he was one of ours from this city.

Gretna, Nebraska, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

It's a nice place to visit. Although the house isn't still located here there is a model of the house on site. Just be aware if you go a little to the east a couple blocks the neighborhood isn't exactly a safe place to be.

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

The birthplace home burned down and has been replaced with a garden and conservation center. There is also a small building with mementos and pictures. It is used often for weddings and photography. Nice side trip and close to downtown Omaha.

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