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Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

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Address: 3202 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105
Phone Number:
+1 402-444-5955
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

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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 10 October 2016
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Carter Lake
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank C2317TYbarbaram
San Diego, California
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755 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank waynehs2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,130 reviews
507 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
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.

Thank RickMIusa
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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.

Thank Steve L
San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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!

Thank pccmikemd2
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank AdrienneM61
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank hildegarded_2000
Tucson, Arizona
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468 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Located in a quiet and historical section of the city, this park definitely gives one time to rest and reflect. It tells the story of President Ford in a way that everyone can understand. Two notes of caution one, there is no parking lot, you park on the street two, the indoor exhibits are not open on the week end.

Thank Paul G
Williamsburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a lovely spot once you find it. There is no parking lot, just park on the street. It is in a nice neighborhood and blends in as a public green space at first. There is a kiosk that gives a summary of Ford's life in Nebraska (all 16 days of it) and the accomplishments of his life. It... More 

Thank Dancerose

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