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Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Gerald R. Ford Museum

This is a beautiful museum both inside and outside. The water features outside lead to the final... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine Sampso... L
Very impressive exhibits of one of our most compassionate Presidents

Our family really enjoyed this museum! A life sized statue of President Ford greeted us outside the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Traverse City, MI, United States
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Grand Rapids' pride in native son and 38th American President Gerald R. Ford is reflected in the museum that honors him, which transports you back to the 70s through interactive displays and holograms, including a chance to eavesdrop on an eventful...more
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303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful museum both inside and outside. The water features outside lead to the final resting area of President Ford and Betty. The inside is beautiful and brought back so many memories. We found it very interesting and informative.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed this museum! A life sized statue of President Ford greeted us outside the museum entrance. It's wonderfully airy and comfortable inside and starts out with a convenient coat room and restrooms next to the gift shop. The first museum piece is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It was part of our GR culture pass. So much information and pictures very well presented.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent almost two hours following the life of our thirty eight president through the well laid out hall and rooms . You start with the bold print, learn more from the midsize print and then go to the fine print, you would need two...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited Grand Rapids and spent an afternoon wandering through and learning about President Ford. The museum is spacious and informative. I did have a little trouble following the layout to work through it chronologically, but that is a minor issue. Most areas are marked with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

If you remember Watergate, you will find this museum interesting. If you don’t remember Watergate, you should go and learn about it. We had been to this museum in about 2002 or 2003 and it was a very different museum then. Then the museum was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank azogal
Reviewed March 4, 2019

I have alway loved MUSEUMS, but this one was so interesting and well done. It had something for everyone. I have such great respect for the Ford's after I went thru the Museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mickate
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

If a really small! I would check if out if your looking for something quick. Only takes about 30 mins or more.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

We went to see the Grand Rapids Art Festival and when there saw the museum which was very interesting and informative with a lot of displays and film

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank reascue7
Reviewed February 13, 2019

You do not need to be a Ford fan to enjoy an outing to the Gerald R. Ford Museum. The history lessons there will keep you engaged for hours as you learn some secrets about the former president and his family! We thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Country Inn & Suites. East Grand Rapids. I believe it's exit 38 off of I-96.
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My son loved it, but it was us who made sure to explain the importance of everything we were seeing. The replica of the oval office, we brought pictures of the seating president at the time in the oval office in D.C. so they... More
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