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Gerald R. Ford Museum

303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
+1 616-254-0400
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More than we expected

The museum has a very informative standard exhibit and special events we did not expect. Glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SQM2
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Wonderful experience!

Before going to see this museum I had only a little idea of the stature of the man who was Gerald... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathi_10
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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 day in the Oval Office.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has a very informative standard exhibit and special events we did not expect. Glad we chose this on a whim.

Thank SQM2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before going to see this museum I had only a little idea of the stature of the man who was Gerald Ford. I walked away with a much deeper understanding of who he was and his influence on the US and the world.

Thank Cathi_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at this museum, already planning a follow up trip. Lots and lots of background information on President Ford’s life. There was an additional bonus of a temporary display, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, Politics”, which was very interesting and timely. Parking was...More

Thank Biker2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Grand Rapid,do not miss The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. We found it very interesting. Plan on spending two hours of reliving the history of President Gerald Ford. This covers his life, time in Congress and his Presidency. Last summer we went...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 7th Presidential Museum I have visited. It does not have the technology advancements of the others, but it is a good place to visit. It was educational and I learned a lot about Gerald Ford that I didn't know. The explanation for...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited here last year and I wrote a review that is still accurate. After watching the recent Ken Burns documentary on the Viet Nam War, we wanted to visit the Museum and see how the end of the war was presented. It is a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was fascinated just by the statue in the front of this museum of Gerald Ford - Never realized he was petite of stature - everything was super educational and would defintely recommend!

Thank lchum2015
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I think that presidential libraries are fascinating, whether you like or knew about the particular president or not. Of course the purpose is to make the particular president look good, but the history depicted and the way in which the difficulties all presidents face are...More

Thank MBTraveler47
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Spend half a day at this museum during a day trip to Grand Rapids and it was time well spent. I was a young adult when Ford was president and have to admit I didn't keep up with politics very much at that time in...More

Thank HootieToo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We arrived on September 11. We observed a respectful ceremony by the Boy Scouts before entering the museum. The museum was well-laid out and had interesting exhibits of President Ford and of Mrs. Ford. Most interesting were the video and audio interviews of men and...More

Thank nana672016
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Heather R
24 September 2017|
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I believe they are. I have seen people with them and I have not seen anyone being asked to throw them away.
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Kathy B
16 September 2017|
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It is very easy to get around. I too have some difficulty walking and I didn't have any problems while being there. Yes, there are places to sit.
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AmyG8
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Response from dadams6593 | Reviewed this property |
You could take the GRATA bus to the main station which is about 2 miles southeast of the Ford Museum. From there you could check out Amtrack or Greyhound since the Henry Ford Museum is about 180 miles away in the Detroit... More
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