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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

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Address: 1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405
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+1 909-885-6324

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Fun stop!!

Great place to visit and take a walk down memory lane. Walking the isles of happy Meal toys and listing to the history from the lovely workers there was great. Could even spot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
534catherinei
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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a labor of love ...obviously lots off work and money went in to this, and it is free and the host who was there loved his museum and loved his guests. Everyone there was delighted looking around.

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Thank Susan K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in late December. My son-in-law read about this place in a travel guide. The museum is free and is basically a collection of lots of McDonald's memorabilia. It was fun to gaze at the history of McDonald's. The guide who gave us a bit of history was very thorough but he did use some salty language, which was... More 

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Thank Kathy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and take a walk down memory lane. Walking the isles of happy Meal toys and listing to the history from the lovely workers there was great. Could even spot some old toys from New Zealand!! Only need half an hour but a good stop

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were looking for something to do to fill in a morning in San Bernardino. We expected to spend a short time there but ended up being there for 3 hours! It is a fantastic collection of history, Memorabilia and they have sections dedicated to different parts of the world. An excellent few hours spent browsing the thousands of items... More 

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Okehampton
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The employee who greeted is clearly passionate about the place. He told us about the early history of the McDonald brothers and their relationship with Croc who eventually bought the business. There are hundreds of items both large and small, it's amazing how much they produced over the years. It's the sort of place you can spend 20 minutes or... More 

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Acworth, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We showed up and met the two guys painting the mural on the outside of the building. It was amazing, and they were very knowledgeable and friendly. They gave us a tour of the outside and then introduced us to someone else for the inside tour.

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Thank Michael L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I remember some of the stuff they have, it was great seeing the past. We did the oh look at this and wow look at this and I never saw this before.

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Thank Carmen B
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Collection of MacD material from previous years of the franchise at the original site of No 1, but not owned by MacD!. We did not know the story of the franchise till visiting here, but are not surprised it is being made into a film. Take some of your MacD toys and they will add to the collection with your... More 

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Highland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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