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A trip down memory lane's business district

If you like McDonalds of old, the museum is worth a visit. The docent told lots of stories and... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
South Central Orange County, CA
Free with some interesting murals outside and lots of memorabilia inside

We stopped here on our old Route 66 drive from Chicago to Santa Monica. It was interesting to see... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Santa Ana, California
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All reviews happy meal juan pollo golden arches on display worth a stop free admission fast food fun stop burger neat place blast from the past walk down memory lane spent minutes labor of love wealth of knowledge nice memories no charge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack was a wealth of knowledge. It is free entry. The history of the McDonald’s Brothers and their early days is interesting. Many photos of original staff are on display. Relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

If you saw the movie The Founder, with Michael Keaton, about McDonald's, this is a must see. Lots of nice artifacts and timeline mural that depicts the history of McDonald's.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David K
Reviewed January 31, 2019

If you like McDonalds of old, the museum is worth a visit. The docent told lots of stories and appeared to know his Golden Arches history. McDonalds promos and ephemera from around the world is on display, as are photos of the original McDonalds from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shiroh
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

As soon as my cousin and I got there we were amazed with the inside and out. I highly recommend this museum...When visiting make sure to end your day with a McDonald's meal that'll complete your day 🤗.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 91GrownYoungWoman
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Nice small museum with so many of the happy meal toys. It was fun to see how the chain started as a hot dog them Bar B Q before turning to just hamburgers. So nice that it's history is being saved.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janice385
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous display of McDonald history and San Bernardino history. The curator, Jack was very friendly and quite knowledgeable. Fabulous collections of McDonald memorabilia! All made possible by donation. I highly recommend seeing this icon and hope for its continued existence and success.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charylec
Reviewed December 24, 2018

We stopped here on our old Route 66 drive from Chicago to Santa Monica. It was interesting to see the first McDonalds (although it was before the McDonald's we think of today) and all the memorabilia. The murals outside are pretty cool.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed December 21, 2018

Got there out of curiosity after the movie 'The Founder'. In this place, a bit in the middle of nowhere in San Bernardino, you can find a large and simple collection of Mc Donald's stuff from all over the world. It's operated like a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MatCerri
Reviewed December 11, 2018 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
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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 akisaurus | 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.