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Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids

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Interactive exhibits and a collection of 20,000 artifacts and memorabilia at Gerald R. Ford Museum allow you to learn about the life of the former president, his wife, and political partners. Browse through hands-on galleries, see videos and holographic displays, and experience sound and light shows portraying historical events and highlights. You can join in a typical work day at the Oval Office complete with actors voicing Ford, Rockefeller, and other important people. For a taste of pop-culture from the era, you can view memorabilia from the 1970s including platform shoes and eight-track tapes. The museum is also Ford'sĀ final resting place. Put Gerald R. Ford Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Grand Rapids vacation builder.
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  • Have been here a few times, great piece of history and interaction features. All of our museums are wonderful. But for a good time, come here in Sept and Oct to experience Artprize 
  • The museum is all about President Jerald Ford. Very interesting, and very educational. Just redone, with new exhibits. A great place on the Grand River, next to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 
  • Gerald R. Ford may be the most famous son of Grand Rapids, rightly so. Not every city can boast of a President, especially not a President who is the only one not elected to either the presidency or v...  more »
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  • Want to know more about President Ford? This is where you go. Setup well with lots of great scenes to take you through his life. Lots of amazing information and stuff to oo and ah at.
  • The museuem has just redone the inside the exhibits are amazing. My girl scouts at age 8 love it. A must for everyone
  • High quality, well done museum. Worth the $8 entry fee to learn about the life of Gerald Ford and the history during his presidency. I've never seen cleaner display glass, it must be specially treated with anti-glare coating because it was universally invisible until your nose or forehead touch it. The oval office display was very neat, as was the cabinet room. The Ford tomb outside was also very serene and beautiful.
  • Love the renovations. The interactive options are great but still could use some tweaking. Visited for 9-11 memorial and was speachless.
  • I learned thinga about that era that I never knew and really appreciate the various sections and highlights of the various stages of his life and achievements.