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Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

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Address: 3202 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105
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Gardens with a bit of history.

Beautiful gardens (looks like some cleanup could be used - some down tree limbs, etc) and some neat information about the Fords. It was cold and rainy today while we were there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
AdrienneM61
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be clear, President Ford didn't call Omaha home. (Michigan gets the honors.) An interesting site for Presidential history buffs. There are superior gardens in town.

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Thank Christian F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a great deal to see, so unless you have been everywhere else in Omaha, so don't be sad if you don't visit. The original house burnt down so there is a small kiosk with a few pieces of memorabilia and some concrete blocks with a list of presidents and governors. There is a research centre behind the garden, but... More 

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Thank daveashuk
Carter Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A beautiful garden now sits on this site where the house once stood. There is a model of the original house along with a fountain with columns. A wonderful place for wedding pictures or engagement photos. Just think that when visiting...you are standing on the site one of our presidents was born and lived!

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Thank C2317TYbarbaram
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Interesting gardens and plaque but not much more to this historical site. I took my kids and explained that he was our president.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The rose garden is very beautiful. The fountain and columns are very majestic . My bridal portraits were taken on the grounds.

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Thank waynehs2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is just a garden on the site where the house used to stand. We visited because of personal connections.

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Thank RickMIusa
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We expected a house but this is apparently long gone. Nice little garden, worth a visit when the flowers are in bloom but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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Thank Steve L
San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There was very little to see. Only a small kiosk with some timeline narrative about the life of President Ford. No access to the building on the grounds and NO FACILITIES!

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens (looks like some cleanup could be used - some down tree limbs, etc) and some neat information about the Fords. It was cold and rainy today while we were there, so though we didn't linger, we were able to take it all in, in a short amount of time - had the weather been better, we definitely would... More 

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Thank AdrienneM61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We really enjoyed walking around this attractions. Very educational and well worth the stop. A must-see in Omaha.

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