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Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.

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Brilliant landmark

Got a private tour of the Garage, which is not available to the public. Worth it if you respect what a great company and pioneer HP has been and still is, and what an impact it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Got a private tour of the Garage, which is not available to the public. Worth it if you respect what a great company and pioneer HP has been and still is, and what an impact it had on the bay area, basically starting Silicon Valley.

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Menlo Park CA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very modest place. Sometimes big tourist buses roll by. On a residential street near downtown. Other sights in town are more impressive.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a 5 minute stop if you are in the area. There is no access to the garage and they have a gate. You can take a picture down the driveway of the garage and can read the historical marker. Neighborhood is nice so driving through allows you to look at some nicer houses. It was fun for me... More 

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Mumbai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The beginning of Silicon Valley .. when the world had not seen start-ups and garages, this was the place from where one of the biggest companies in the history of this planet started. Worth a visit.

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Sanremo, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Some people think technology is cold, dry and without emotions...they probably never heard about this magic place where a great story has born an not yet ended. Two fellows started an amazing, unique, company that has been able to adapt during the years...and without knowing it they started also the Silicon Valley.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lot of history around this site and worth a quick stop - the neighborhood is also full of very nice houses to drive past and admire!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's no different than seeing a battlefield. If you're heavily into war history, then a battlefield visit is quite meaningful. If you're into the tech world, then take 10 minutes to find a parking place and see this house. It's all about the feeling of "being right there." It's only worth your time, if technology history is important to you.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A great photo opportunity but we couldnt seem to go in. As a bit of a tech geek it was fun to have a photo with the garage to say that I had been there, but thats about it.

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you're in Palo Alto, stop by 367 Addison Avenue to see the house and garage where Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett founded HP. This is a nice residential neighborhood. After many years of changing ownership, HP Corp bought and restored the house and garage to the same appearance it had in 1938 when HP was founded. There is a... More 

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Palo Alto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There's nothing wrong with the garage. It's just that there are so many amazing things to see and do in the Palo Alto/Stanford area. I'd give this photo op a miss.

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