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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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The famous garage

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Menlo Park CA
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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Yes, it is only a garage, nothing to see but the place and a plaque but what happened in there changed the modern history. I am talking from the point of view of an IT passionate, otherwise this will mean nothing to you. If you around you should go to see it, it is pretty close from downtown (5 min... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

you will see there how the silicon valley started many years ago. It´s located in a great neighborhood, has a sign with details of HP history and you´ll be able to see details of the house - the first Hewlett Packard "office"

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Brussels, Belgium
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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