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Hewlett Packard garage

367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #14 of 22 attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Palo Alto, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are a great fan of tech history, you may enjoy seeing this little garage. But there's not much to this, whatsoever.

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Toronto
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I work for HP but live in the east coast.I always said that if I got out here I would go and visit the "Garage", there is not much to see except the "garage" and a plaque denoting the historical significance of the birthplace of the Silicon Valley companies. It is kind of sureal since I have been in the... More

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Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

As this HP garage only used to belong to HP brothers, now it's belongs to somebody else. It's in a neighborhood area, not many visitors were here because it was blocked by the gate. What can you do? For me, only take the photos in front of the garage that's like 20 feet away, somehow blocked by the gate. There's... More

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NC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

In the middle of a normal residential neighborhood, "Bill & Dave's garage" offers a great experience to see where two great minds got together to take a risk as the creators of the audio oscillator for Walt Disney's Fantasia film. This is where history was made, although neither Bill nor Dave could probably have imagined the hugely successful company that... More

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Austin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

You can stand in the driveway and look at the house (which has people living in it) along with the garage where Hewlett and Packard worked back in 1938. It's interesting for geeks like my son, but you cannot go back into the garage to actually see anything.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are in Palo Alto or visiting Stanford, you must see it! It looks exactly as in the photo. It makes you feel, every dream can be accomplished. As it is very close, before or after visiting the garage, go to the corner in Channing and Emerson and see the plaque of the site where was developed the first... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

You have to go - yes, it is just a garage and all you can do is look at it from the street. But just THINK of what happened in there... the late nights, the successes and failures... it's a testament to what a little hard work and ingenuity can do. We all enjoyed it as well as looking at... More

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