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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's final resting place. To visit Gerald R. Ford Museum on your trip to Grand Rapids, use our Grand Rapids tour itinerary tool.
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  • No razzle dazzle. At last, a modern day museum that doesn't talk down or dumb down to ya! A refreshing change from museums that have recently reduced to a lower common denominator of reading , or... 
    No razzle dazzle. At last, a modern day museum that doesn't talk down or dumb down to ya! A refreshing change from museums that have recently reduced to a lower common denominator of reading , or...  more »
  • Learning the history of a wonderful president and all his life and how well it was explained. Very educational and worth seeing. 
    Learning the history of a wonderful president and all his life and how well it was explained. Very educational and worth seeing.  more »
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  • Very nice architecture and ground. Interesting exhibits. Defiantly recommend you see the Sistine Chapel temp exhibit!! Gerald R. Ford seems like a real stand-up man. It was nice to find out more about him.
  • I've been to a few presidential museums and this was a smaller, but well-crafted one. Free parking, centrally-located in Grand Rapids, smaller space (all on one floor), with (mostly) historically accurate information. I really appreciated the attention to First Lady, Betty Ford. Highly Recommend.

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