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Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Beautiful facility

Burial site of Gerry and Betty Ford. The museum highlights the life and career of Gerald R. Ford... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TweedleDee2
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gerald R Ford Museum - Good Location for Outdoor Events

This presidential museum is nice. It is rather boring, as are most presidential museums. However... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andrea V
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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 3 days ago

Burial site of Gerry and Betty Ford. The museum highlights the life and career of Gerald R. Ford, but also has exhibits on other presidents and administrations. There are different exhibits throughout the year. The museum is also a primary location for entries in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This presidential museum is nice. It is rather boring, as are most presidential museums. However, the Ford Museum in downtown Grand Rapids is located on the Grand River, making it a great spot to view the city or watch events outside on the lawn. During...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local museum of a former president is actually run by the Smithsonian. Though small, it fully captures the feeling, political and social currents at the time of his administration. Worth a visit if you're in town.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father and law had the opportunity to visit this gem in between basketball ball games at Calvin college. It was neat to learn about a president I didn't know much about. It was very informative on the life and presidency of Gerald Ford. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a way it’s hard to believe Gerald Ford was President. But he was a decent man and his helped guide our country through a tumultuous time. His museum preserves his memory and is something you should see while in GR

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I learned so much about the life of Gerald Ford and really enjoyed this museum. There was so much information to read, watch and digest, that it took us over 2+hrs. We could have spent at least another hour. I always enjoy watching the videos....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Museum offers a replica of his cabinet room. There is also a replica of his Presidential office. He was an Eagle Scout, football player, and came from an humble background. Lots of interesting information about a president who did not serve a full term.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

I really enjoyed the Gerald Ford Museum. We visited during Art Prize so admittance was free and there was a lot of great artwork intermingled with the regular displays. It was interesting to learn about a President Ford and his family and all that happened...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fromYakima
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We have visited all but 2 of the Presidential libraries/museums. This one is very well done and well worth a visit. We thought it extremely well done and accurate portrayal of Ford, his presidency and his life. We spent about 2 - 3 hours leisurely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed our day at the Gerald Ford museum, about 2hs lots of pictures, and videos, good information, beautiful building, Would recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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