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American Computer Museum

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Address: 2023 Stadium Drive, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: +1 406-582-1288
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For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest...

For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest continually operating nonprofit museum dedicated to the History of the Information Age, Robotics & Social Networking. Inch for inch, the best museum in the world. - Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus - HarvardAn eye-opener for nine-year-olds to ninety-nine-year-olds, and you'll find your conversations going back to it again and again. - Montana MagazineAs seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana, and many other media outlets...

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A collection the Smithsonian would like to get their hands on

It doesn't matter if you're a huge computer nerd or someone who can't even use their phone, the American Computer Museum will be an amazing experience. The Museum traces the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken F
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Bozeman, Montana, United States

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't matter if you're a huge computer nerd or someone who can't even use their phone, the American Computer Museum will be an amazing experience. The Museum traces the history of computing all the way from early mechanical navigation computers used by sailors of antiquity to the modern day, including robotics. The collection is phenomenal and literally includes pieces... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Was not excited about this when my daughter wanted to go. Was truly impressed with the originals, displays, and fabulous old books. Could have stayed another hour. Museum is free and takes donations.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I lived through the development of the computer. I recognized many of the computers on display, but it could be quite interesting for younger people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Great exhibits regarding computers and the tech revolution of the last 50 years --- although the exhibits go back further connecting the dots to today. Great fun with the kids and the grandparents!! Memories for those of us that lived thru the changes -- remember punch cards? He's got some of the real groundbreaking items and excellent explanations and gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We had a couple of hours to kill before a flight from Bozeman. Went to Museum of the Rockies and discovered it wasn't about the Rockies per se but more about dinosaurs. (I gather it's great btw - but not for us). A quick look on Trip Advisor and we found this museum - soooo glad we did. What a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem. At first sight you think it may not be much but by the time you get through all the displays you realize it is quite impressive. A job well done. And the only cost is a free will offering.

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Bozeman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

One of best museums have ever visited my 8 year old son loves it. Small but very good. Shop could be better though.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It was strange to see Hollerith cards, a PDP-8 computer and other artifacts that were part of my technology journey. Great to visit if you appreciate the evolution of technology.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

You would not expect this museum in Montana but it is there. Nice display of computer technology and history in a relatively small place. I especially liked Enigma exhibit. Definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

It was a rainy Bozeman day, we hadn't come to town knowing about this museum but had some time to kill and figured it sounded pretty interesting.. Wow we were blown away, right from the outset the staff were really friendly giving us a mini tour and helping us understand what collections were on display. The collection is very good... More 

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