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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is a great experience to enter and see part of the McDonalds history inside, from all over the world and photos from several places, from Japan to Croatia. The place is disorganized and it may be strange to enter and no one inside. The outside is not worth to see and it feels as an abandoned place.

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Redlands, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

They do not serve food. It's a museum and a memorabilia store. You don't need a whole lots of time, but it's worth the stop. Cute and a piece of history.

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Santa Ana, California
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267 reviews 267 reviews
24 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is hardly a museum; more like a storage unit of McDonalds memorabilia. Although I started to look through, I hardly care about photo's of past employees and the schlock on display. It is free, but it is also pretty much a waste of time.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fun place where you will learn lots of fascinating and wierd stuff about the origins of McDonalds and other fast food restaurants.

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Manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I visited the Museum as part of our Route 66 trip. We arrived late in the day at San Bernadino and didn't get to the museum until 20 mins before closing, however the staff at the museum (I really wish I'd gotten their names) were ever so welcoming and seemed really pleased to have visitors. We were... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Original McDonald's Site and Museum is a very intereresting, unexpected place. It is extremely full of McDonald's history, memorabilia, information and old photos. If the "value" of a museum is teaching you information you did not know before, then the Original McDonald's Site and Museum was spectacular. The challenge is the museum is in a run down part of... More

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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Interesting but Looking old and outdated.. Needs some money spent on the place if you want tourists to visit......

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Roseville, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting to see...lots of memorabilia, but nothing spectacular. Too bad they don't serve burgers there...that would add a lot to it! We walked all through the museum and didn't see a single person there...weren't welcomed or anything. Oh well. Was still interesting to see where the very first McDonalds was located.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When it first started, as I started to finance it, (bags of four + burgers at 19 cents I never knew it would grow to what it is. I suggest a Version B for the upgraded crowd and want free burgers and fries for life for the idea. Bobb of Kona and now Captain Cook in Kona coffee lands...

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Chula Vista
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our family grew up on McDonalds so we enjoyed seeing all of the knicknacky collector stuff that has been handed out over the years. Brought back lots of memories for both of us. It is a really "tacky" museum but what would you expect...it houses all of the plastic-ness of McDonalds: the straws, hats, aprons, milkshake machines, lots of memorabilia,etc.... More

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