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back in the days of the old McDonalds..

Enjoyed viewing the history of Mcdonalds. From the old french fries bag to the many kids meals... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
new jersey
McDonalds started here

This is the place where it all started. Richard and Maurice McDonald built their first hamburger... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Site of the first McDonalds, however not owned or operated by McDonalds. A collection of photos and items from Happy Meals, etc. Of mild interest for 15 minutes or so in my opinion.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyn C
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Enjoyed viewing the history of Mcdonalds. From the old french fries bag to the many kids meals toys. A must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jacers1
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

If you like McDonald’s toys and memorabilia this place is a must. Crammed to the hilt with toys and images it would be easy to spend a couples of hours here. The murals outside are also worth spending some time with, but best is to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank leesixtysix
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is not a big glitzy corporate showcase venue this is a typical piece of pure Americana. A dedicated and passionate curator who knows his stuff will talk for hours on Golden Arches. Great external information and memorabilia but stuffed to the roof inside with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Mike N
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is the place where it all started. Richard and Maurice McDonald built their first hamburger stand in this location. Inside the museum you won’t find a happy meal but you will find McDonalds memorabilia from around the world. It was cool to browse through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DDay1959
Reviewed October 5, 2018

What a great place. Loved looking around the McDonald's history. Blast from the past the little aluminum ashtrays we used to steal in my teens and use at home. Such a worthy archive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leahmatch
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We took about 30 minutes to look around this museum. It is the original McDonald's site but is no longer owned by McDonalds and they don't sell McDonalds food, although there is a McDonalds around the corner - not too far away, which we went...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kerri_Oxford
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

It was fun to see and to take pics but it was much smaller than I thought it would be. I learned some of the history about McDonald’s that I didn’t know before.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gaylee S
Reviewed September 11, 2018

For those of us old enough to remember the original McDonald's and the early days of its operations, this is a must see. All the promotional stuff and restaurant decor are represented in the extensive collections. All are open to the public to view free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Brian_in_Reno
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was a very interesting stop. The surrounding neighborhood has really gone down hill, but there's a lot of fun stuff to look at inside and out. I didn't spend more than 30 minutes here so I wouldn't qualify this as a 'destination'. However, if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Michelle W
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Elton M | Reviewed this property |
Daily 10-5 and it's free
Americo V
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Response from Akisato S | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee for the museum; however, you can donate a memorabilia if you wish.
June 5, 2016|
Response from Schanuzer | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. We were there on a mid-week day.