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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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Super interesting museum

Being a computer scientist, I loved this museum! However, my boyfriend really enjoyed it too and he doesn't study the subject. Great experience with lots to see even with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Being a computer scientist, I loved this museum! However, my boyfriend really enjoyed it too and he doesn't study the subject. Great experience with lots to see even with technology being such a modern concept. Definitely visit here if in San Jose!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must see museum if you are somehow involved with computers. You can travel to the past and see the early computing devices or their replicas.

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Ji-Parana, RO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I thought very interesting , there is a lot to see , like who will marvel at what's there. You need to pay to enter, but costs about US$ 10 dollars.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Computer History Museum is an excellent place to take kids and allow them to gain some appreciation of how the technology they take for granted actually started. It is located right off US 101, so it is easy enough to get to, though if you are visiting SF and not planning to be in Silicon Valley it is not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited last Friday. I found it on Trip Advisor and thought he would enjoy due to his engineering and computer background. He did, greatly. I know little about technology but also enjoyed the history and could relate from other respects. Would definitely recommend, even if you are not a tech type. Cost is reasonable for the... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We happened across this place when visiting Stanford. This is a REALLY interesting museum, if you have even any inclination towards technology. Spent quite a bit of time looking at the history of computing. Even my teenage son found it fascinating--and one knows how hard it is to impress teenagers!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If in Mountain View this is the place that you have to visit. It is very nicely done and very educational. It is a place where regardless of age and interest you will remind yourself of the things you know and will learn new things as well. The museum is lovely laid out with a lot of interesting facts presented... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Located in Northern California (Mountain View) off exit 399 from the 101 Freeway, the Computer History Museum has the world's largest collection of hardware, software and documentation relating to computers and their operation. It is open every day except Monday, 10-5. $15 per adult. Just get off 101, go north over the freeway and it will be almost immediately on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a well laid out museum with very informative displays. They have an impressive assortment of historical artifacts, grouped in a logical manner. There are very well done videos scattered throughout the museum featuring the actual people that made history. It is an impressive learning experience.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing amount of information on display here--it's almost better taken in parts because you can just get overwhelmed. I've done It in three parts, but even spending an hour viewing the beginning of the exhibit gives you a really great idea about the foundation and history of computing. Later parts are more technical and probably for those more attuned to... More 

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