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American Computer Museum

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Address: 2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
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 compact geek heaven

If you have an hour or two to spare, and you have an interest in the development of computers, this is a museum unlike any other. Just enough context in the videos and labelling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have an hour or two to spare, and you have an interest in the development of computers, this is a museum unlike any other. Just enough context in the videos and labelling to make this more than just a collection of iconic firsts. We particularly enjoyed the display on the Enigma coding machine -- learned lots that wasn't... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to know how it all started and who did it, this is your stop. This is a small building, but they pack a lot of exhibits and information into a small place. They don't miss a thing, and highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in computers.

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Copenhagen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very, very interesting. Whether you are 15, 45 or 75 years old, you should visit American Computer Museum in Bozeman. It is very interesting for all ages. They shows computers, cell phones and several other inventions since 1930. They also tells you a lot about NASA space program in the past.The staff are very friendly and informative. This museum brings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic museum that clearly shows the evolution of technology... Information technology... With some of the most interesting artifacts and displays. An hour or two will slip by without notice!

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw this on TripAdvisor. It looked small and when we asked people about it they said it was small but if you are into computers - you can spend maybe 2 or 3 hours in the place. So many things to read about the history of computers, internet and AI. The lady who was running the place was a... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't believe this place! It's small but jam-packed with wonderful exhibits and interesting information. Being WWII buffs, we especially liked the Enigma machine exhibit and related historical anecdotes. Marvelous history of computers, phones, etc. and all this for free! Donations gladly accepted, though.

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Thank Elaine F
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located in the University grounds and from the outside looks like a normal house. It is free to enter. Inside there are half a dozen small rooms that have a fascinating array of exhibits relating to the modern computer. The section dedicated to the Enigma Machine was superb. It wil only take an hour to see everything... More 

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Thank Scorah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting perspective of "technology" through the ages. The museum covers a wide variety of topics. Well worth a visit.

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Mesa, Arizona
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free museum hidden south of the campus. I am so glad we found it. You could spend an hour or 2 just in the "Cracking Hitler's Code" section. It was so interesting to see an actual enigma machine. The video on how it was used, on both ends of the message was enlightening. The NASA exhibit was... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a brief introduction you are free to roam the museum as you wish but it is well laid out in chronological order. I really enjoyed seeing some of the stuff they had there like an original Apple 1 signed by Steve Wozniack, a watch worn on the moon from Apollo 15 and an original mainframe computer used by NASA... More 

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