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Grand Rapids Museums Honor Princess Di And Betty Ford

11/11/2010 01:24 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This weekend, two Grand Rapids museums are honoring two influential women--Princess Diana and former First Lady Betty Ford--making the Michigan city a great road trip destination.

Princess Di's exhibit, "Diana: A Celebration," opened Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Art Museum located at 101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.

This new exhibit features 150 artifacts related to her life and work, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The exhibit will run until Feb. 16, and tickets are reportedly selling like hot cakes.

Former First Lady Betty Ford, who was born in Chicago in 1918, is also being honored in an exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum located at 303 Pearl St., in Grand Rapids. The Former First Lady is now 92 years old and lives in Rancho Mirage, Calif. After several years of sending the museum boxes of her belongings, they now have her prized possessions on display. The exhibit will run until Feb. 27.

Tickets for the Princess Di exhibit are $20 and can be purchased online. Tickets for the Betty Ford exhibit cost $7 and can be purchased at the museum.

While you're in Grand Rapids, there are a few more places worth checking out.

Eat here:

The B.O.B, 20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich
Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant, 180 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Cottage Bar and Restaurant, 18 LaGrave Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Shop here:

Clothing Matters/Hemp Goods Etc., 141 Diamond Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bluedoor Antiques and Designs, 946 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, Mich.
City Store, 300 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Stay here:

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, 11 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, 310 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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