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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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Santa Ana, California
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248 reviews 248 reviews
22 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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Interesting but Looking old and outdated..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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It's in quite a run down area but if you're a McDonalds fan it's worth a photo just say you've been there.

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Oxnard, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The McDonald's corporation does not fund this project. The owner of Juan Pollo Resturants operates this unofficial museum. There have been many battles in order to reach this point and not loose the whole thing. Many thanks to Juan Pollo for all his efforts to keep the history real. The pace is not large, but it represents the past very... More

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