Original McDonald's Site and Museum

Original McDonald's Site and Museum

Original McDonald's Site and Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Perkadventures
Banning, CA15,357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Found easy parking and walked around the McDonald's. Very interesting to see and will return after Virus problems.

One side is a mural wall, with front having history signs to include street signs. No longer owed by McDonald's but by Juan Polo. Lots of history here.

Worth a stop to see and remember
Written August 26, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is the Original McDonald's Site and Museum. In every countries, there will be a McDonald's.

This is the first original and anything about McDonald's.

They had brought a lot of the items for the Original McDonald's Site and Museum.

Kids still like Mc Donald.

A must see!
Written January 19, 2021
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,099 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
The history of this Museum is confusing. It’s not the first McDonald’s or the oldest McDonald’s. It’s the site where McDonald’s BBQ, which was rebranded McDonald’s and then de-branded when Ray Kroc bought the name, WAS located (the building was demolished decades ago). The only original item here is the first Golden Arches from the store, displayed outside the building now on the site. The free museum on the building is owned by a chicken restaurant and honors that history, and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is.

What it is now, besides being a location of something that isn’t there anymore, is a museum of McDonald’s memorabilia, mostly Happy Meal toys and branded service items from years past. It’s very small, maybe 1,000 square feet, and there’s little information beyond the early history of McDonald’s or curation - it’s just a bunch of stuff in display cases that is likely to restore childhood memories of Happy Meals and toys. The most interesting items are the memorabilia from McDonald’s stores in other countries.

There is, honestly, not a lot here. But it’s free and doesn’t claim to be more than what it is.
Written January 2, 2023
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It had all the items of McDonald from the beginning and it continues with new ones as well.

There were all kinds on the walls, with items that was used in the past.

There was a a table to eat. However, they don't cook here. It is only a museum.

They have a grill,lots of pictures items from kids.

They had a Wurlizer for music.

Small items for kids.

Remember the Happy Meal?

Coca Cola!

I could write a lot here. It is all in this Original McDonald's Site Museum and McDonald's Site and Museum.

Worthwhile to see. It is completely free!
Written May 20, 2020
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Nichols1993
135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
The original building was demolished long ago, but this museum has tons of memorabilia. It was great to reminisce of all the toys you remeber from childhood. It's free qich is a plus, donations accepted. When you leave and go back home you can send him a toy from your area and they will put it in a display for others to see. Great stop kids loved it
Written January 21, 2023
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Angel O
Yuma, AZ208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Site is cool but all you see inside is a huge collection of happy meal toys. I was expecting to see more of the original restaurant. No admission free but donations are encouraged. Whole self-guided tour took 10 minutes. If you have 10-15 minutes to kill while driving by then stop, otherwise don’t make it a destination.
Written June 20, 2022
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Josh G
Portland, IN984 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a great stop on our journey! They had a huge collection of McDonald's memorabilia and an outstanding tour guide working the front. He was awesome at giving the story and the perfect directions to get to the Santa Monica pier! The outside has a fantastic mural on the wall and a lot of different McDonald's playground equipment. A must-stop if in the area!
Written October 18, 2022
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RSG52029956
Georgetown, KY3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It was curiously interesting, outside only. But the inside was mostly cases of plastic toys I presume were in Happy Meals. I guess McDonalds Corporation isn’t interested or involved in this historical site
Written March 23, 2024
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averyfamily3
U S A496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
So glad hubby and I stopped! WOW! So many memories throughout this piece of fast food history! Family owned and run this is a fantastic place to stop and just take in all the history. We will be back!
Written August 17, 2023
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elizabethlascheid
Los Angeles, CA4,949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
If you grew up enjoying McDonald's you will love seeing the original McDonald's location, which is now adorable Museum. The museum is full of memorabilia from the time McDonald's open to close to the present.

They have everything you will remember as a kid. From plush toys, 2 glassware and Happy Meals oh, it is all there for you to see it enjoy. It does not take a long time to go through the museum and if you are anywhere near Route 66 it is just a fun stop. Have fun.
Written December 10, 2021
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