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Gerald R. Ford Museum
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Owner description: 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 day in the Oval Office.
Reviewed July 4, 2013

I have visited all the Presidental Museums and this one is full of wonderful exhibits.
President Ford was president during a difficult time and the museum does a wonderful job of showing the history of this era. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and highly recommend it.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you are anywhere near Grand Rapids, take advantage of this wonderful museum. It documents the life of President Ford, including, importantly, the circumstances leading to him assuming the presidency. Learned a lot and have developed a more sympathetic understanding of American governance during this critical period in American history.

A great history museum that at times leaves you with goose bumps.

Thank Tom N
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

First time to a presidential museum. Glad we came. I remember watching the ceremony when he died and thought it would be great to visit someday. Well put together displays. The man did a lot for our country. I remember thinking he made a mistake pardoning Nixon. As they say in football, upon further: He got it right. GO BLUE

Thank HuronsForever
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

There is so much history here. My wife and I took the kids to see this. I loved that they were able to learn so much about a former president from our own back yard.

Thank Murph2121
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Located in a beautiful spot in downtown Grand Rapids, it is very easy to get to, with free parking. The Library is wonderful, with all kinds of information about Ford's early life, militarty service, political career, and his unlikely ascent to the presidency. We learned so much. The thing I loved the most, was the emphasis on what a GOOD man he was. There's also lots of 70's nostolgia. The movie about his life is wonderful, as well. Highly recommend!

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