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Gerald R. Ford Museum

303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
+1 616-254-0400
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Gerald Ford museum

Art Prize uses the Ford Museum as a venue for the Art Prize competition on the first & second floor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonita Springs, Florida
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ArtPrize Nine Exhibits

I enjoyed the Conference Room w/video that described where each cabinet members sits and why. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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Grand Rapids' pride in native son and 38th American President Gerald R. Ford is reflected in the museum that honors him, which transports you back to the 70s through interactive displays and holograms, including a chance to eavesdrop on an eventful day in the Oval Office.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
+1 616-254-0400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Art Prize uses the Ford Museum as a venue for the Art Prize competition on the first & second floor and in the surrounding fountains plus the river. The various highlights of Gerald Ford's life is very well recorded with various pictures, momentoes and film...More

Thank Photogirl1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the Conference Room w/video that described where each cabinet members sits and why. The museum had multiple large exhibits for ArtPrize Nine on display

Thank Prankstermary1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an outstanding visit. Hope to go back very soon and possibly take my son with me. For him to see how our former President lived.

Thank sarahQ658LS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the fourth presidential museum I've been too and originally I didn't think I would love them as much as I do. I am from Michigan but now live out of state. I had never been to this museum but I was in town...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been to any presidential museum or library and so while in town and enjoying Art Prize my 13 year old daughter and I checked out the museum. We found it very interesting and really enjoyed our visit. Learned a lot about Ford...More

Thank dinamber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop here during ArtPrize. Today is was a welcome retreat to a/c, from the 90 degree temps. We got to meet artists with their works. If you've never been here before they do have interesting permanent exhibits that are worth taking a look...More

Thank Jeanniejo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

President Ford Museum and ArtPrize entries on display here, inside and outside, share a visitor's big win!

Thank cornhusker35
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This museum presents the life of Gerald R. Ford through the context of his presidency, personal character and quality of his career path in an interesting historical way.

Thank carol23k
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The history is presented progressively along the walk through the building. Really wonderful exhibits including a stairwell from the evac in Vietnam, the pen and official pardon for Nixon and many other artifacts. The grounds are beautiful in the spring and summer. The crypts for...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

It's an exact replica of the oval office with some of President Ford's furniture present. There are documents and material that are part of our national heritage. If you want to see what everything was like it's a must see.

Thank vjbfwc01
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Charlie S | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to get around. I too have some difficulty walking and I didn't have any problems while being there. Yes, there are places to sit.
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Response from dadams6593 | Reviewed this property |
You could take the GRATA bus to the main station which is about 2 miles southeast of the Ford Museum. From there you could check out Amtrack or Greyhound since the Henry Ford Museum is about 180 miles away in the Detroit... More