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Gerald R. Ford Museum

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A great way to spend a few hours...

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan is so well done. They have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Trish N
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Rich history of our state.

This is an awesome museum with personal writings of Gerald Ford and his wife Betty Ford. Rich... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mom1112
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Vassar, 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 5 days ago

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan is so well done. They have documented his life with so many details. Lots of memorabilia from his childhood... his high school years... his college years... his time in the Navy... and all of his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an awesome museum with personal writings of Gerald Ford and his wife Betty Ford. Rich history of events in Gerald Ford's life are documented well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mom1112
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is very nicely laid out chronologically. There is a pathway to the gravesite by the river. It was a surprise to me for its location and simplicity. If you are in this area this is a must see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 10 yr old on a day trip to the museum and we had a great time! He did not know that Gerald R Ford was one of our Presidents, so I wanted to teach him both some history but give him some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cool museum. Having grown up in the 70's this museum brought back many memories of that time and was an accurate representation of President Ford and the times in which he served as President.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lee F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure there is an easy way to put this. This is a historical musuem. I'm not sure what type of child would enjoy this musuem. Certainly not my 13 or 9 year old and any younger would only be worse. Even as an...More

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

Good time with the kids here! The museum is small but it is very nice on the inside and out! I definitely recommend this to everyone!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

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 11 December 2018

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
Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 28 November 2018

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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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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