Few people realize that former United States President Gerald Ford was born in Omaha as Leslie King, Jr. Visitors will learn ... More
Gerald R. Ford Birthsite & Gardens
Few people realize that former United States President Gerald Ford was born in Omaha as Leslie King, Jr. Visitors will learn of his name change and other presidential facts. The Betty Ford Rose Garden flourishes where Ford's boyhood home once stood. Twice destroyed by fire, only a replica now exists. Special displays feature White House memorabilia. The site is open year-round, but is especially beautiful in the summer months. Admission is free.
There's not much to see, since the original Ford birthsite house burnt down years ago. I read that there was some sort of replica home there, but didn't realize that it was just a small model. It's a nice setting, but the gardens weren't spectacular. There were several large engraved stones at the site listing such things as the governors of Nebraska and the mayors of Omaha, but they really don't add much to the site since they have nothing to do with Ford.
All-in-all, not really worth going out of your way to visit.
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