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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405
(909) 885-6324
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A museum devoted to a leading cause of obesity was not to be missed! Surprisingly well-organized, with tons of artifacts from over the years Worth going to if only so you can say you've been here.

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed looking at the memorabilia. The displays were well organized over the decades. There were also many news articles framed and other items to show the progression of the chain.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Took my 3 sons here when visiting the San Bernadino area. There was tons of interesting things, I even saw some old happy meal toys that I remember from my younger days. The kids loved seeing all the McDonalds stuff but they were disappointed they couldn't get a happy meal there. The displays are a bit all over the place,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place was really cool and interesting. The best part was that is was free. So many memorabilia. Well worth the visit.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

They could use some seriously work on this, I am glad it didn't cost anything. They have so many cool things in this building, but it was sort of a mess.

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Moseley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's worth the price of admission, being free, and seeing Happy Meal toys and odds and ends from early McD's was interesting for two minutes, but I wouldn't go much out of my way to visit this place.

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Full of old Mac stuff, and told the story of how it all started. Also had some things about the old route 66. Well worth a visit. Only stayed an hour.

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too far from the wild west!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Mickey D's is part of Americana (whether you like them or not :) so it was fun to wander through. Everyone recognized something they had / have and there were many historical pieces that were new to us. Lots of background on the original, first sale, Ray Kroc ect. This short visit added alot to the Wigwam Motel / Rt... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Could be great place, and it does have a one-page history of McD, but basically it's just a couple rooms with a jumble of memorabilia, hard to know the significance of anything. Not officially connected to McDonald family or business. Disappointing you can't buy anything but root beer. Somebody should fix this place up! Could be great tourist attraction; a... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

All kinds of McDonald's items from the very beginning of it's history. I especially liked the photos of past workers. It's in the first McDonald's Ray Kroc built. Cute and fits right in if you're "doing" Route 66.

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