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Address: 1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Phone Number: (909) 885-6324
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Incredible collection of Happy Meal toys!

Worth a stop as your going through San Bernadino on Route 66. Just a short detour. Seems to be a private museum now, but has a huge collection of Mcdonalds toys and memorabilia... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Bayville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a stop as your going through San Bernadino on Route 66. Just a short detour. Seems to be a private museum now, but has a huge collection of Mcdonalds toys and memorabilia. Nice photo op. No food.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an American story. A traveling salesman finds a clever food stand in San Bernadino. Figures the concept can work in other places, he travels to. He turns entrepreneur and raises capital through franchising a standard menu and service. His impact on our lifestyle is immeasurable.

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San Bernardino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was unique to see all the old things in McDonald history. I wish Ronald McDonald and the gang was back promoting McDonalds like back in the day. History is cool....

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the site where the Mc Donald Brothers had their barbecue burger restaurant. One day a salesman came in to try to sell the brothers a shake mixing machine. The salesman, Ray Kroc, ended up buying the restaurant. The rest is fast food history. It's a great little tribute to the enterprise that McDonald's became. Lots of old give... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you a history buff? Well than, you'll definitely would enjoy visiting the original McDonald's site and Museum in San Bernardino. It's truly filled with lots of McDonald's original findings. There is plenty of parking for everyone as well. Come and visit it, you won't regret it that's for sure..

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to do to get the kids out of the house. On the way to lunch we stopped here. It is worth it if you are in the area. If you have any old Happy Meal toys - donate them. The man who greeted us was very genuine and knowledgeable in the history. Great little museum.

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Thank LindaMarieF
San Bernardino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We were at a car show for Veterans day and the owner of Juan Pollo Chicken, who owns the museum, sponsored the car show on E st in front of the old McDonalds museum. It has lots of pictures, memorabilia, t-shirts for sale, and much more.

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Moss Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you're going to be in San Bernardino, you may as well stop in here to have a look-see. They even have some of the old equipment on display.

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San Bernardino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Good place to take kids doesn't take long to go through but fun and really necessary with how all pervasive McD had become in the world this is where it all started

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

It was good to see Ronald McDonald again and all the history around one of the most enduring memories of a baby boomer.

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