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Gerald R. Ford Museum

303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
+1 616-254-0400
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very presidential

this is a great museum if you are into presidential stuff. we usually go to one if we are in an... read more

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dalew63
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midland, United States
Put on your bucket list

We’re not museum fans but this was an exception. Very well done and told an important story during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ron E
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Noblesville, Indiana
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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 day in the Oval Office.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
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+1 616-254-0400
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a great museum if you are into presidential stuff. we usually go to one if we are in an area that has one. the place awesome and just a good place to hang by the river on a summer afternoon. inside was up...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We’re not museum fans but this was an exception. Very well done and told an important story during a difficult time in America. Well worth a visit

Thank Ron E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum was good. Interesting and informative. Particularly interesting as I actually remembered the events making Gerald Ford our president. My husband is a history buff and we travel to many presidential homes and museums. This was a good one. The gardens by the river and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very informative museum. Lots of little goodies to see and do. Try not to miss this one when you are downtown.

Thank Jerry T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit hesitant to go to the museum because I did not think there was much to see there. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed touring the museum to see the artifacts and learn about the Ford years.

Thank dadesg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to,spend 2 hours on a hot summer day! Well laid out to tell the story of a great man regardless of your political affiliation.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum chronicles the life of President Gerald Ford and does it well. Mr. Ford was a man of courage, humility and grace, qualities that appear to be lacking nowadays. In my opinion this was the best Presidential museum we've toured (done 6 so far)....More

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit to this museum! Very interesting from his childhood days to becoming the president. Learned a lot of new things about president Ford and his wife. Would highly recommend making this a must see,

Thank TheDixie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has been updated and added on to since our last visit some years ago. It gives a very thorough look at Gerald Ford's upbringing and his history. The exhibits were very well done. Also the new exhibit on Betty Ford was very well-done...More

Thank Stad5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This presidential museum was extremely well laid out and I learned many new things about both Gerald and Betty Ford. Be sure to see the movie at the top of the stairs as you enter the museum area. And make sure your car is out...More

Thank fondadavies6
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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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There are not food options at the Museum, but lots of great choices within a couple of blocks.
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