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Gerald R. Ford Museum

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History at its best

We spent almost two hours following the life of our thirty eight president through the well laid... read more

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New York City, New York
Very nice presidential museum.

Visited Grand Rapids and spent an afternoon wandering through and learning about President Ford... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kalamazoo, 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 yesterday

We spent almost two hours following the life of our thirty eight president through the well laid out hall and rooms . You start with the bold print, learn more from the midsize print and then go to the fine print, you would need two...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Grand Rapids and spent an afternoon wandering through and learning about President Ford. The museum is spacious and informative. I did have a little trouble following the layout to work through it chronologically, but that is a minor issue. Most areas are marked with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MIBrenda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you remember Watergate, you will find this museum interesting. If you don’t remember Watergate, you should go and learn about it. We had been to this museum in about 2002 or 2003 and it was a very different museum then. Then the museum was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank azogal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have alway loved MUSEUMS, but this one was so interesting and well done. It had something for everyone. I have such great respect for the Ford's after I went thru the Museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mickate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If a really small! I would check if out if your looking for something quick. Only takes about 30 mins or more.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank akarla114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the Grand Rapids Art Festival and when there saw the museum which was very interesting and informative with a lot of displays and film

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank reascue7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You do not need to be a Ford fan to enjoy an outing to the Gerald R. Ford Museum. The history lessons there will keep you engaged for hours as you learn some secrets about the former president and his family! We thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite being a life-long Michigander, i had forgotten some of the great gifts of Jerry Ford. They have great exhibits on the amazing Betty Ford, too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thewanderer61
Reviewed 10 February 2019

The Museum has undergone a significant renovation and I was pleasantly surprised by the improvements that were made. Great way to spend a few hours if you are downtown.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brett B
Reviewed 16 January 2019

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
Thank Trish N
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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