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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 could relate more to what he was seeing. You make it interesting for them and enjoy it!