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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
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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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Ford Presidential Museum

In Grand Rapids for the weekend. My husband loves this sort of thing. I have to say this was a wonderful experience. This museum was so inviting and so informative. I really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In Grand Rapids for the weekend. My husband loves this sort of thing. I have to say this was a wonderful experience. This museum was so inviting and so informative. I really enjoyed it as well. Worth the visit.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When one thinks of Gerry Ford, one thinks of Chevy Chase and a bumbler -- I honestly had few expectations of this museum. I was quite pleasantly surprised. He may not have done much as president, but he served in interesting and tumultuous times, which this museum reflects quite well. Also a great deal about his background and upbringing --... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Claire F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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