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American Computer Museum

2023 Stadium Drive, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-1288
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Ranked #7 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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Lethbridge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The American Computer Museum was one of the best parts of my trip. It is a small museum that is filled with some great computer and technology related items. I was told that they are in the process of expanding to include an AI (artificial intelligence) exhibit. They have many artifacts (for lack of a better word) that are very... More

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Even someone with a marginal interest in computers and their development over the centuries will find much to be fascinated here. Just hope that your visit does not coincide with one by a group (even a small one) of other people, especially school kids, because the museum is a converted residence, and is very small. Everything is well explained and... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a great (although small) museum with a lot of information about the history of computing and a plethora of old computers (very nostalgic for a geek like me).

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are inn the Bozeman area and have any interest in the history of computing, I thoroughly recommend visiting this lovely little museum - lots of nice background to how we got to todays devices. From a non US perspective, I'd have to say there are bits that are overly US centric, particularly in terms of the initial 'programmable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Free museum with tons of computer history. Very fun and informative even for a none geek. Lots of fun facts. We gladly left a donation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband & 9 year old son love all things electronic, so this was a great free way to spend an hour. The collection of memorabilia is thoughtfully laid out and explained. All exhibits were "looking" exhibits, not touching, so probably less interesting for younger children.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is worth the visit. We were amazed how much was packed into a tiny space. It is very unassuming from the outside since the space is in an office complex. We loved the mix of old historical forms of communication and new technologies. There was great attention paid to giving credit to ALL of the scientists and innovators critical... More

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