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“When in the Silicon Valley” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hewlett Packard Garage

Hewlett Packard Garage
367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #9 of 36 things to do in Palo Alto
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Owner description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“When in the Silicon Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This garage is a must see in any walking tour of Palo Alto. It isn't so much for how it looks, but to really appreciate the idea that revolutionary innovation can happen anywhere. Got a garage? You can change the world? Mighty oaks from little acorns and such. Be there. Do that!

Visited February 2013
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Pound Ridge, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Garage on a street!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great walking neighbourhood and stumble across the HP garage. If you know the history of the company it's interesting to be there. Otherwise it really is just like looking at someone's garage!

Visited August 2012
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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Historic for its own sake.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

OK: very geeky. I took visitors by when visiting other friends who live near by. I would not otherwise go by. My bias: I am a Bill Hewlett scholar (got a modest scholarship in college from him).

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Birthplace of Silicon Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The Hewlett Packard garage won't be on everybody's list of must-see places,but if it's a beautiful day and you want to take a nice walk in the residential Professorville area of Palo Alto, why not indulge your inner geek and take a glance and maybe a photo or two of the first Bay Area workshop of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. The historical garage is 5 or 6 blocks from the Town & Country Village shopping shopping center.

Visited February 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Birth Place of Silicon Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is where history was created - the seed (idea) germinated right here and Silicon Valley was born. A place of Pilgrimage for all who believe in "High-Technology".

Visited July 2011
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