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American Computer Museum

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Address: 2023 Stadium Drive, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: (406) 582-1288
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Description: For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest...
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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World class review of the computer age. If you are older you will really like all the "old stuff." Do not miss this one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

World class review of the computer age. If you are older you will really like all the "old stuff." Do not miss this one.

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Bozeman Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I loved seeing the history of computers, from ancient writings on clay tablets, through the Gutenberg Press to the early computers of 50 years ago up to the more current ideas in computer science. It was fascinating for even technology challenged folks like myself.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I did not expect to enjoy this museum so much. In Bozeman, Montana, it's a small museum with so much history to take you back to the start of computers and robotics. Robby the Robot lives here along with detailed information about the origins of computers and coding, robotic automation, the original wristwatch worn during Man's First Moonwalk, the first... More 

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Hot Springs, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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West Allis, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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