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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Web: Computer History Museum The Computer History Museum explains the history of computing and has many exhibits that do this. It also has many... more »
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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Exhibits were great. Talks on screens around the museum were very informative. I visited with my grandson. I remember many of the early devices. It was nostalgia for me. Wonderful. My grandson found it equally interesting and informative. This was one of my best museum visits. I will visit again.

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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Computer History Museum is very well done, kids friendly and friendly atmosphere, but it is not only for kids. We were all adults visiting it and had a load of fun. The history begins from the first Abacuses used in China and first comptometers of the world to the modern days silicon chips and computer devices. The exhibition includes... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

this is a very interesting museum. Has a good history of the computer through the years. While you can see most of it in two hours. I would suggest spending at least 3 or 4 hours.

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192 reviews 192 reviews
32 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Spent more than 3 hours in this museum and could have spent double the time easily. Could not believe the huge collection of some of the most iconic and important artifacts in the history of the computer. The museum is packed full of interesting information and very well organized. I was a high school/university student in the eighties, and it... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We tried to find a tour of Silicon Valley. We soon learned that most tours were simply drive-bys i.e. Google Headquarters, etc. and pretty pricey. We decided to take the commuter train from San Francisco to Mountain View to see this museum which seemed to be the centerpiece of these expensive tours and the only place you could go in.... More

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Bet Arif
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited the museum with my son who is almost 13. I was blown away by the displays and attention to details of every part. I was excited more than him... I would say this is a must visit for those who ever were interested in computers in some part of their life. Young kids or people without relation to computers... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are into computers or technology, this is the place to go. It includes the history of computing with hands on exhibits.

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Yorba Linda, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was worth the time, and fun to see. The kids liked seeing where their iPods came from. The gift shop had some fun toys and shirts.

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Mountain View, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is not just a Geeks Mecca, since they trace the history of numerancy, from Napier's Bones and Soroban/abacus up through an actual Enigma machine and Cray Supercomputer. It is very well laid out and curated, telling the story throughout history and throughout the world.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Interesting exhibitions outlining the 2,000+ years of computer history. Elaborates on what are the various artifacts that evolved through time to bring computers to what we know of today. Had spent easily spend 3 hours including 1/2 of lunch at the cafe. Went on a weekday and there was no crowd and it was an easy walk through. There is... More

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