Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids

4.6
#1 of 6 in Museums in Grand Rapids
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. To visit Gerald R. Ford Museum on your trip to Grand Rapids, use our Grand Rapids tour itinerary tool .
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  • This is a beautiful museum both inside and outside. The water features outside lead to the final resting area of President Ford and Betty. The inside is beautiful and brought back so many memories. We...  more »
  • Our family really enjoyed this museum! A life sized statue of President Ford greeted us outside the museum entrance. It's wonderfully airy and comfortable inside and starts out with a convenient coat ...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed this museum, much better picture of Gerald Ford than I remember from my youth. Loved the Oval Office replica and the chance to sit in the President's chair in the cabinet room. Did a pretty thorough job and it took about 4 hours. Free parking directly in front of the museum. Google maps shows a parking garage that is a good block away and $8.00 for the day so don't get confused. That's where to park if the free lot is full.
  • The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan is so well done. They have documented his life with so many details. Lots of memorabilia from his childhood... his high school years... his college years... his time in the Navy... and all of his years in the Congress... Vice Presidency... and his time as President. There is also a lot of memorabilia about Betty Ford. The entire museum is very interesting. We spent about 3 hours in the museum... and could have been there longer. There is so much to see. If you love history.. this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours.

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