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“not for everyone”

Computer History Museum
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$159.00*
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Silicon Valley Tech Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Glade Spring, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“not for everyone”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed it, but my wife could not wait to get out. I thought that it was extremely interesting, and learned alot. It is very extensive, and they claim it is the world's largest dedicated to computing. You can take a tour if you like, but we tried it and then broke off to go by ourselves so we could go at our own pace. If you are interested in computers and math, you will absolutely love it.

Admission was $15 each, seniors/students/military is $12, and children under 12 are free.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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284 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Large Museum”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at the size and scope of the musuem. A must visit when in the silicon valley. Computers from many generations and had a lot of fun recognizing those from my childhood. Check it out.

Visited August 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

My family and I found this fascinating. Great collection of computer industry memorabilia...plus some really interesting history lessons about how the computer has evolved over time. Special kudos to the energetic and well-informed volunteers throughout. We were a little surprised at the relative lack of Apple stuff here, but then the main exhibit when we visited had an IBM theme, so...

Visited August 2011
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Ventura, California
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“So fun looking into the past of the computer!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Napier's abacus was a favorite, along with the Babbage machine. We spent several hours in the museum. We ate in the cafe, which was pleasant with decent snacks. I also loved the gift shop, where I purchased a unique salt and pepper shaker.

Visited July 2012
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San Mateo, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing exhibits and event space”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We have attended and held special events here, as well as visited with family. This is by far and away one of the coolest museums near the city.

Visited April 2012
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