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Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

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Neighborhood pride

Only serious presidential history buffs or curious Omahaans will be very interested in this off the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Lisa h
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Omaha, Nebraska
Stop by if you are in the area!

I decided to have a look since I was nearby. Mostly a garden setting, his birth house is no longer... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
TRVLBug58
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Union City, California
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3202 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I live in the Field Club Area (a few blocks from the site). Go there in the summer. They have beautiful rose gardens and displays. Many weddings are performed here. The Ford Conservatory is next door. The largest facility of it's kind between Chicago and...More

3  Thank Bink51
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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...More

5  Thank JosephPlattsmouthNe
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

There is free street parking in the area. The site is free and unstaffed. As the building in which Ford was born burned down decades ago, it is literally a series of memorial stone stelae listing the United States presidents with a special one for...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

My daughter had her wedding here it was very beautiful the only thing wrong was the fountain was not working , however the rest was fantastic the rose garden was great for pictures and the gardens were all blooming and colorful the vows were done...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Only serious presidential history buffs or curious Omahaans will be very interested in this off the beaten path park. Ford was born here, but moved away as an infant and the house he lived in later burned down. There is a kiosk with some information...More

1  Thank Lisa h
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I decided to have a look since I was nearby. Mostly a garden setting, his birth house is no longer standing. Nice rose garden honoring Betty Ford and a few other bits of information to take a look at.

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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited Saturday, June 16, 2018 around 10 AM. Information provided about President Ford is worthwhile. Some of the enclosed exhibits have buttons to push for audio facts and speech snippets from President Ford. Parking is on the street and there were a few other...More

1  Thank Jpamr5
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I'm so amazed by this place. I actually attended his burial in Grand Rapids, MI some years back. I'm not from Grand Rapids, MI or Omaha, NE so when I heard he was from here, I was so confused and had to look more into...More

1  Thank mzlewis0125
Reviewed May 26, 2018

It is really just a pretty garden setting with a side of President Ford. According to the provided information, he only lived at the site from his birth until he was 18 days old. I found it rather disappointing that President Trump had not been...More

Thank mom2ginny
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is a beautiful hidden area with historic information about President Ford. Love the landscaping and they fact that you do not realize it is here. Lots of information. I attended a wedding here as well that was quite beautiful

Thank applejuice4lifetime
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Gerald Ford's birthplace was in Nebraska, but he always called Michigan his home. This was site was built in his honor quite some time ago. It is located in the Filed Club area and blends in well with the surrounding neighborhood. The site is maintained,...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed January 30, 2018

My son and I visited here in May 2017. It was a bit of an impromptu stop. The gate was open and we were able to walk around a bit. I was disappointed as the grounds did not appear to be well maintained. We did...More

1  Thank Mary F
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