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Computer History Museum

Address: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone Number: 650-810-1010
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Austin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The museum was fascinating. They had everything from ancient "computers" to modern day technology. There were many interactive exhibits sprinkled throughout and plenty of audio commentary for listening. My husband is a huge computer buff and the 4-5 hours we spent there just weren't enough. We wound up rushing through the last half of the museum. I thought it was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Being completely out of the techno-loop, I hesitated to go here, .. however, I am SO glad I did! It was fascinating and has something for everyone and every interest! Old cash registers to the ultra futuristic stuff.... highly recommend a visit for everyone... you WILL learn something and be "wow"ed!

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Calgary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lots of cool bits of tech/silicon history. It does require a little effort to enjoy... while some of the displays are visually impressive, others are really just a collection of artifacts which means you have to dig a bit to understand how fascinating they are. Overall though, lots of awesome perspective.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Finally visited the computer history museum. I've fascinated with all the exhibited items. The live demonstration of the Babbage mechanical computer was very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There's a lot of ancient machinery, and you get a good grasp on the evolution of personal computers. It's not a huge museum. I was done in about 1 hr.

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Mountain View, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a museum tailored to the visitor who appreciates a great display of the history in technology, especially on the development of computers.

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Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you like computers or just technology in general then this museum and its friendly staff is a great place to spend most of a day. It takes some hours to get through it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It's the best computer museum I've seen. You will meet any kind of computers from the beginning to the latest ones. I really enjoined and 15$ is a good price for one of the best tours you can do into the Silicon Valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited the Computer Museum of Mt View, CA today and it was a wonderful step back to my early computer history. It has exhibits that are way before my time, but he most interesting to me was seeing items I used to use or service when I was working. It was well worth my trip today.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited here with our son, daughter-in-law and baby grandson. Son IS a techie, but we are just average computer users. We all loved it! It was great for my husband and me to see technology that has disappeared (laser disks!) as well as to learn about the development of computers. We only had an hour and all felt we... More 

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