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Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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's 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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  • We can usually get thru a museum in record time but we spent 2:30-3:00 hours here and really enjoyed it. Nice mix of short films, memorabilia and textual information. Very well done and informative an...  read more »
  • If you like Presidential History, you should come here. This museum has been renovated and updated. It tells the story of Gerald Ford, raised in Grand Rapids Michigan.Through hard work, he goes to col...  read more »
  • We are traveling across the country and stopped in Grand Rapids to visit Gerald Ford Museum - the 13th and last. We have now been to all and this one is one of the best. Like Gerry Ford himself, the M...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The Ford Museum is a gem, and since it was recently updated and remolded a wonderful place to visit and learn about the history of our country. They don't have stuff just about Ford, various traveling exhibits bring additional culture and understanding of America and the world to the city. Love going there
  • Cool looking building in a cool space, but there really wasn't much to do inside. Especially for younger kids. Hopefully the remodeling thats going on makes it more interactive and educational
  • This was an interesting museum and a great place to learn about an important time in American history. Definitely worth a stop!
  • Interesting things you can learn here. I have gone to several planetarium shows and have really loved them. I enjoy everything about this museum
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