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“Lecture on global warming”

American Computer Museum
Ranked #3 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...
Bozeman, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Lecture on global warming”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Wonderlust extended education program with $36 membership MSU hosts free lectures at different venues. This lecture at the Computer museum was very thorough by a former atmosphere professor. He finished with a slide show and chart of ways we could do our part.

Visited October 2012
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Mercer Island, Washington
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Must See”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

This museum is more than just a history of computers. Histories are traced for all sorts of technology such as telephones, typewriters, WWII communication equipment, etc. Everyone will enjoy it and if you are over 40 you will love it to see a lot of the old gadgets you grew up with and how they evolved into what they are today. There is also quite a bit of Americana history items. Supposedly the museum only showcases a small part of their collection. Would love to see them in more space and able to display more of their collection. This place is a gem!!

Visited April 2012
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Westchester, NY
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

You'd never believe that so many interesting artifacts about the history of communications going back to the Guttenberg press to the latest computers/cell phones/tablets could be housed in this unassuming space. Definitely worth the visit - you don't need to be a computer geek to appreciate. Fascinating!!

Visited August 2012
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Granger, Indiana, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for Geeks and not so Geeks”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Apache Junction, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great hour attraction!”
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.

Visited July 2011
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