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Computer History Museum

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Address: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone Number: 650-810-1010
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An Binary Evolutionary Journey

A great indication as to the development of the Computer. Very interesting to anyone who has an interest to learn how we got where we are today and the technology we use in our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A great indication as to the development of the Computer. Very interesting to anyone who has an interest to learn how we got where we are today and the technology we use in our everyday life. A very interesting and thought provoking place that leave you asking as to where and how far we will go to allow our lives... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fun to see many old computers and computer games I used to use. The very old computers were very interesting to look at and learn about. Free tour was very good/interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great history for anyone interested in the history of computers but even more significant is the history of Silicon Valley and how intertwined it is with the history of computers over the past 75 years. Highly recommend as a who's who of Silicon Valley companies as well! We brought a group of partners from Australia and New Zealand; they were... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are in the Bay Area the Computer History Museum is a must visit. Starting from the Babbage difference Engine to the latest computers everything is present there. They have got hold of a piece of many of the oldest "computers" and in cases where a piece could not be obtained(i guess) they have made a good job of... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Best for any Computer enthusiast! Dont just visit this place but learn a detailed story of each equipment!

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Computer History Museum is a great way to spend the afternoon in Mountain View. My dad (age 60) LOVED this museum, as it is basically the museum of the technology of most of his life. It is large, so you need 3+ hours to take it all in. If you are not computer savvy, I would recommend joining a... More 

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Chicago, IL, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Some out of town friends were looking for something to do so we decided to check out this museum. The museum is really well laid out with a lot of great exhibits and information. My one complaint is it began to all look alike after awhile and I found myself reading all of the accompanying signage but always feeling like... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Truly enjoyable for geeks and muggles passionate about the computers and math. I am not one if them but still was fascinated by the number of exhibits and history.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

In my opinion, this is a single-most mesmerizing educational museum experience of a modern age. Not to exaggerate, this exhibition should be up on the same sightseeing map as the most famous world museums, for celebrating human achievement as it does. It was so exciting to see how the technology used today came into being and learn about all the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very neat museum tucked away in Mountain View. They gave me a free ticket on a Sunday through Bank of America's museum entry program, as icing on the cake. The museum itself has one major area for the computer history part, with a few side/auxiliary exhibits; at the time, it was a demo of Babbage's Analytical Engine and an exhibit... More 

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