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Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Address: 303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
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+1 616-254-0400
09:00 - 17:00
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Grand Rapids' pride in native son and 38th American President Gerald R....

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.

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A must see in Grand Rapids

As a history buff and person who was a young child during the term of President, Gerald R. Ford, I was reluctant to spend time at the museum. I figured I knew all I needed to... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

As a history buff and person who was a young child during the term of President, Gerald R. Ford, I was reluctant to spend time at the museum. I figured I knew all I needed to about the man. I went to the museum because I had some time and it was right across the street from my hotel. It... More 

1 Thank Karbeek
Northville, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife wants to visit all the Presidential Library-Museums now that we are retired. We already visited the Ford Library in Ann Arbor so I wasn't expecting much. However, after a eight month remodeling effort last year, this place really impressed me. There are loads of photos (big and small), memorabilia galore and a replica of the oval office when... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Museum has been updated. Excellent displays. Great part of any trip to Grand Rapids. Definite plus for a presidential history lesson.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It's always rewarding to visit presidential museums to learn more about the president and times during his administration. Really enjoyed visiting the Gerald R. Ford Museum - it was a walk down memory lane remembering the times during his administration and I really enjoyed learning more about him the man. I had either forgotten or didn't know his extensive involvement... More 

1 Thank SoloRoamer
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Not great. Multiple items broken. Too expensive. Adults are 8$ each. Spent about one hour inside. Not worth it.

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Quincy, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We toured the museum for about an hour 1/2. It was informative. We thought the layout was a bit confusing. It didn't naturally lead the way through the years of his life. We did not know if we should go right or left as we traversed through the exhibit. It is a good history lesson. Would have liked to have... More 

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Fraser, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had a nice afternoon visiting the museum. It was well put together and displays were great. There are many things we learned about President Ford and his family.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

If you have an extra couple hours and eight bucks while in Grand Rapids it is time and money well spent to go to the museum. You will definitely learn a lot about President Ford and realize the job he did as President of the United States. This place makes you proud of what he did. Very nice museum.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Well developed and displayed history. Volunteers are very helpful. Great additional exhibit. Small gift shop.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to learn more about Gerald Ford and his place in history. We need someone like him today.

Thank janice H

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