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A wonderful and informative way to spend an afternoon

My wife and I spend the better part of any afternoon at the Museum. The historical areas areas... read more

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Don G
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Abilene, Texas
Presidential Museum

Took a tour of the museum with wife. A lot of history and very interesting. Much to see. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeff D
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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

My wife and I spend the better part of any afternoon at the Museum. The historical areas areas gathered around President Ford's different times of his life. The signage is excellent and the films are very informative and help flesh out President's life. I have...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a tour of the museum with wife. A lot of history and very interesting. Much to see. Easy to find using GPS and easily accessible from the freeway/highway.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 4 days ago

My dad, son, and I were in the area. We came to Grand Rapids specifically for the Gerald Ford Museum. We were not disappointed. The museum is laid out in order of his life, and has some great artifacts and information. The accurate reproduction of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this museum many times during Art Prize in the past. It shows Michigan's unique history. Nice place, great for families.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is great and its displays are set up and explained in an easy way. We liked the War Rooms and all the displays they had in there

Thank patcooper2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum was dedicated to a great man, not a politician. He was in civil service to look out for and work for the people protecting their rights. He did what right not what was popular. He healed our nation in time of need after...More

Thank Andres H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my Danish sister and her husband to this museum, they loved it! Especially the music, model of the Oval Office and all of the ephemera.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many nice displays. The theme focuses on his integrity and his family, and in doing so is a bit light weight for a political figure. The treatment of Watergate was clear headed. The gift shop is full of Chinese goods, which is a...More

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never really thought about the unique presidency of Gerald Ford. This museum does a great job capturing, the man, his presidency, as well as the legacy of his wife Betty Ford. Enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Jonna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum depicting the life of both he & Betty. Its amazing to me what history proves about a past President, even though he wasn't that popular at the time. Very nice grounds with fountain you can step into on a hot day. Lots of...More

Thank Karen C
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KJL0823
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
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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