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“When in the Silicon Valley” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hewlett Packard garage

Hewlett Packard garage
367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
Palo Alto, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“When in the Silicon Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This garage is a must see in any walking tour of Palo Alto. It isn't so much for how it looks, but to really appreciate the idea that revolutionary innovation can happen anywhere. Got a garage? You can change the world? Mighty oaks from little acorns and such. Be there. Do that!

Visited February 2013
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Pound Ridge, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Garage on a street!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great walking neighbourhood and stumble across the HP garage. If you know the history of the company it's interesting to be there. Otherwise it really is just like looking at someone's garage!

Visited August 2012
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Mountain View, California
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Historic for its own sake.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

OK: very geeky. I took visitors by when visiting other friends who live near by. I would not otherwise go by. My bias: I am a Bill Hewlett scholar (got a modest scholarship in college from him).

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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Birthplace of Silicon Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The Hewlett Packard garage won't be on everybody's list of must-see places,but if it's a beautiful day and you want to take a nice walk in the residential Professorville area of Palo Alto, why not indulge your inner geek and take a glance and maybe a photo or two of the first Bay Area workshop of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. The historical garage is 5 or 6 blocks from the Town & Country Village shopping shopping center.

Visited February 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Birth Place of Silicon Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This is where history was created - the seed (idea) germinated right here and Silicon Valley was born. A place of Pilgrimage for all who believe in "High-Technology".

Visited July 2011
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