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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
650-810-1010
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Mountain View, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Open our mind and consider what was happening when the items were built; consider why they were built, and consider how the items changed our world. It's all here

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Cupertino, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This computer museum is well laid out with ancient computerization thought at the beginning and a lot of real items through the years. Very interesting even to a non-engineer.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wow! What a wonderful journey through time this museum is. My husband and I visited with our 15 year old son. We learned how to add using an abacus (always a good thing to know, right?). It was wonderful for our son to learn was a "punch card" was - and we learned more of the history behind it (who... More

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Los Altos, California, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you want a quick lunch or a great place to visit with customers, the computer history museum has something for everyone. For those wanting to remember the early PC years, this is the place to go to see some old equipment that has been well preserved

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Zagreb, Croatia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A place that must be revisited over and over... Babbage engine is a true gem in this collection. Being a European, I only miss the ZX-81 (the first microcomputer that I laid my hands on), although they have its predecessor (ZX-80) and successor (ZX-Spectrum).

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Mountain View, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you are a fan of computers, you have to visit this place. Check went if open before you go (they were making remodelation last time).

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

From Multivacs to Crays, if you are around the valley you really have to stop at this museum. They even have a working copy of the Babbage machine, what else do you want?

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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We found discount tickets on Groupon, but paying full price would have been worth every cent. We turned to the left and had fun sitting in the driver's seat of the Google car, finding our home and various attractions around the globe on the Google map, and then discovering an incredible invention from the 19th century, the Babbage Difference Engine.... More

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Atlanta, GA
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225 reviews 225 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My work hosted an event here and we had 2 hours to go through the museum. Two hours was almost not enough time to take it all in, I am of a younger generation and had never experienced a lot of the technology on display so I could have spend a lot more time to fully grasp everything. The museum... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a museum you can go back to many times. There is too much information to absorb in one visit. At $15 a head we were skeptical, but after several hours, we knew it was worth it. We took the 1 hour docent guided tour which provided a good over view and focused on some of the docent's favorite... More

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