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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

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Address: 1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
Phone Number: (909) 885-6324
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Fun and Nostalgic

This was a fun trip down memory lane! It's a collection of many bits and pieces of McDonald's memorabilia. Many Happy Meal toy collections from over the years, but also archival... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Highland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great museum. And two wonderful caretakers, Jim and Jack. Two guys who have seen it all from the beginning and are happy to share the history with you. Many glass cases of artifacts and nik-naks, the toys they gave away with the kids meals, outfits, pictures, ads, news articles, etc. From Ronald McDonald to the Hamburglar, they're all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was a fun trip down memory lane! It's a collection of many bits and pieces of McDonald's memorabilia. Many Happy Meal toy collections from over the years, but also archival photos and paperwork (menus, application forms, etc) from back in the day. There are also a few of their glasses collections - our family had some when I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I came there with my family and it was just amazing how the painter gave us a tour and told us so much stuff we didn't know about McDonalds. He also showed us the paintings around the building and it was interesting to see. I record going there, the place is nice, so as people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

this place is amazing! I enjoyed my visit, brought back a lot of childhood memories and memories of my son's childhood. The mural(s) out side are so much fun to look at, I plan to go back to see the progress!! I took over 300 photos!!!

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Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling along Route 66 and wanted to check out this attraction. We are so glad we did. Rory, the artist who has been working on the amazing murals, led us around the museum. He was full of interesting information. This museum is a true labor of love and a great place to see in San Bernardino. The tour... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were in town to stay at the Wigwam Motel and see a 66ers baseball game as a stop on a road trip and were looking for something to do to kill time before checking into the hotel. Stumbled across this museum in the listing for San Bernardino and figured "why not?" Not run by the McDonalds people but the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Visit, workers/artists were very friendly and knowledgable. Was great to see some of the older pieces and toys. A must see if in the area.

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Victorville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The owners of museum have done a great job of keeping these memories alive. Don't forget to look at their murals around the building.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

"This is the best of all the museum I have visited" said my 7 year-old grandson. He and his 5 yr old sister have been to many museums. We spent about one and a half hour there, including the time they took riding many of retired McDonald rides. They tried to find a "happy meal" toy that they have seen... More 

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Tamborine, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Not really into eating McDonald's (Maccas as we called it here) however there's no food here, but it's a fascinating relic. To see all the old memorabilia, toys, gifts etc. was quite an eye-opener. Reading some of the historical articles was very interesting. Items like the old vans and cars, juke boxes and Coke vending machines were just amazing. It's... More 

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