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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
+1 909-885-6324
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Original McDonald's

Great place to visit. Just this week I was talking to a friend in Northern California and he was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
calmc55
Route 66 stop

This museum was an wonderful and unexpected experience. The gentleman at the desk was informative... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sonya G
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“happy meal” (24 reviews)
“juan pollo” (10 reviews)
“on display” (7 reviews)
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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
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+1 909-885-6324
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"happy meal"
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"juan pollo"
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"on display"
in 7 reviews
"fast food"
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"worth a stop"
in 6 reviews
"fun stop"
in 4 reviews
"free admission"
in 4 reviews
"burger"
in 5 reviews
"neat place"
in 3 reviews
"walk down memory lane"
in 3 reviews
"spent minutes"
in 3 reviews
"labor of love"
in 3 reviews
"nice memories"
in 2 reviews
"mcdonald's restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"blast from the past"
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"nice collection"
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"early history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit. Just this week I was talking to a friend in Northern California and he was unaware that the original McDonald's was located in San Bernardino. He plans to visit on his next trip here.

Thank calmc55
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was an wonderful and unexpected experience. The gentleman at the desk was informative and made us feel welcome. My kids are young adults and grew.up with McDonald's and the happy meal toys. We were able to go back in time and remember all...More

Thank Sonya G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So cool to visit and learn a bit about the McDonald's history, so cool me my wife and kids enjoyed it

Thank morenosid68
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Wish I had more time. There was a lot to see. Lots of toys. A walk down memory lane. Free admission, which is incredible. Must be a labor of love to maintain.

Thank 323Julie
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

While researching things to do in the area, this came up. Everyone know McDonalds so we figured why not. We were immediately greeted at the door and given a little history before we stated wandering. The kids were amazed at all of the happy meal...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

What is now ranked among the largest fast food chains in the world originally began as a small hamburger stand along E Street in San Bernardino, California, opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1940. It wasn't until 1955 that businessman Ray Kroc turned...More

Thank Akisato S
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We missed this museum when we were headed east doing Route 66. Since we were close by we decided to look for it. It was well worth the stop. The murals outside and various decorations kept us busy reviewing and looking for special portions. Whether...More

Thank JohnandDeb2
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

if you are fan to learn about the history of McDonald's and you never knew that this location where the two brothers started their business and how sadly ended,

Thank Abdulaziz A
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

One would think Mickey D would put some $ into showing off their beginnings, however it's not to be. Still interesting to visit...to think of the history from that point.

Thank David A
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

I truly recommend to visit this little museum if you are in San Bernardino. It is not a serious place, although you can of course find some historical documents about McDonald's history (unfortunately a bit lost in so many other things). But it evokes nice...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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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
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Americo V
August 17, 2017|
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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.
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Response from Schanuzer | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. We were there on a mid-week day.
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