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“Good for Geeks and not so Geeks”

American Computer Museum
Ranked #4 of 63 things to do in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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...
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Inch for inch, this museum is packed with more history than you might imagine; 30,000 years worth. Ancient and rare books, some of the earliest computers used by the Greeks, all the way up to modern day marvels. They have some of the most rare pieces of modern technology that have ever been preserved, like one of Steve Wozniak and Steve Job's first computers made in Job's bedroom and Bill Gate's first operating system he sold with a hand signed note to "call him" should they have any problems whatsoever.

Each year they honor some of technologies most significant minds and contributors with the Stibitz & Wilson Awards, and they have lots of autographs of the award winners on their original inventions.

Well worth the trip over. Within minutes of the Dino Museum (a.k.a. Museum of the Rockies) so you can easily hit them in the same day.

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Driving down from Banff and flying out of Bozeman, we stumbled across this attraction while needing to waste a couple hours before heading to the airport. Great for all age groups. As there is a fee, they are now celebrating their 20th anniversary, so there was no charge but we did make a donation for entering.

As we entered the museum, we were welcomed by a very nice knowledgeable lady that gave us a brief tour of each section, and then we viewed everything on our own. We spent about an hour at the museum, bought a couple souveniers from the gift shelf (magnet and nightlight made from a motherboard), then headed out to the airport.

Very happy we found this place and it brought back a lot of memories on the items from back in the day when we thought we were so high-tech.

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