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American Computer Museum

2023 Stadium Drive, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-1288
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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... « less
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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We saw this on Trip Advisor and decided to stop. We had 4 of our children with us (20,16,10,8) and they all enjoyed it. Lots of great history, and we still are talking about it on the ride. Really neat to see the history of communication/computers/technology/ etc... all in one place... Very well done! It took us about 1 hour... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were not sure we had found the right place when we drove up to it. The history and exhibits were fantastic. The staff were very helpful and knowledgable. A lot of memories looking at the old machines. Of course, the kids had a laugh about some of it too. Well worth checking out on a visit to Bozeman.

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Lethbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

during a recent overnight stay in Bozeman, we were searching for something to do with the kids and decided to check out this museum. Wow, we were pleasantly surprised. It sure does not look like a museum from the outside, but once you walk in and see all of the amazing exhibits, you cannot help but smile. Hubby and I... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tucked away in a nondescript building a few blocks from the much better known Museum of the Rockies, the American Computer Museum is a gem of a find. Computers play a pivotal role in our daily lives, and the ACM will tell you how they got that way through a series of small exhibit rooms packed with history that cover... More

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a big surprise. This museum is not just a museum about computers, it's really a museum about communication. And, although it is in a small area of a building, it covers huge steps in mans' history. It starts in ancient times, with ancient writings, covers the printing press, early recording devices, records, TV shows, video games and computers.... More

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