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American Computer Museum

2023 Stadium Drive, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-1288
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest continually operating nonprofit museum dedicated to the History of the Information Age, Robotics & Social Networking. Inch for inch, the best museum in the world. - Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus - HarvardAn eye-opener for nine-year-olds to ninety-nine-year-olds, and you'll find your conversations going back to it again and again. - Montana MagazineAs seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana, and many other media outlets...

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Hot Springs, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a great collection of the history of information. A lot of neat artifacts and written history packed into a small space. This stop was enjoyed by both adults and children.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Most of us take our technology for granted, but this museum gave me a whole new appreciation of where humans have come from, where we are and where we're going when it comes to technology. Not only a collection of old computers, this museum runs the gamut from Mesopotamian stone tablets (the original IPad) to the future of artificial intelligence.... More

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Off the beaten track on an in amongst an office area - but a must visit place, one of the best small museums we've visited. Concise history of computing to way back to the earliest pre computing era. It even has an original Apple one computer signed by Steve Wozniak. You need to spend 2 - 3 hrs here, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not knowing what to do in Bozeman my wife suggested we check out the American Computer Museum (being a software developer this obviously appealed to me, but I was concerned that she might be a little bored). I could not have been more wrong, she absolutely loved the museum and love the organization of exhibits into the various era's and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I would not bring children to this museum. It is mostly written displays. It is in an odd location. What was offices are broken into various topics from computers to artificial intelligence Some unique old technology items. We did not spend much time here

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I wanted to check out something in town but it wasn't going to open until later so I decided to check this out. Exhibits were far more interesting and informative that many museums I have visited that charged large fees. I can't recommend this place enough, spent about 3 hours here.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This weekend I visited the COOLEST museum. The American Computer Museum in Bozeman, MT. It is a very unassuming free museum in an office park however it has the most amazing exhibits. It is really the history of information, in many ways. It starts with cuneiform tablets, Gutenberg press, primitive information and computing devices, then a smorgasbord of all those... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had an extra hour and this place is an absolute gem. Will have to look up later why it is in Bozeman but to view the original '1-bit computer' using telephone parts from 1937 by George Stibitz was the most remarkable thing. That and the huge numbers of original parts of old computers that were household names in the... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The well organized, comprehensive exhibits of computers and robots brought back lots of fond memories! Would love to take the kids and grandkids to show them this part of history! Free admission, but very worthy of a generous donation. Our GPS found the location in a suite in a building in an office park- type area close to the college... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were given a comprehensive tour that was interesting and informative by Melissa Livingston. A hidden gem that is well worth a visit!

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