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Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.

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Had the opportunity to visit as part of a meeting at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Interesting location especially if you have the possibility to go into the garage and the house where Hewlett and Packard founded HPand started silicon valley

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Boechout, Belgium
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the family to tour all of Silicon Valley and thought it would be worth driving past the HP garage and maybe stop to take some pictures from the street. The street is very narrow and lots of vehicles parked on both sides of the street so usually only one car gets through at a time and no real... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I happen to live on the same street as this historic site, so I pass it every day as I ride my bike out to Stanford University. There is a boulder with a brass plaque mounted to it which gives historical information about when Hewlet and Packard (two Stanford students @ the time) built the 1st computer in this small... More 

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Boechout, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Interesting location especially if you have the possibility to go into the garage and the house where Hewlett and Packard founded HPand started silicon valley

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Part of a business tour which decided it was worth a visit. If you are in a bus or large vehicle it is tricky to get there and navigate the cars parked in the residential neighborhood. Unless you are really one to get inspired by seeing these sort of places for yourself it is fine to look at it on... More 

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Thank andreolivier
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting from a historical perspective, but there's not much to do here other than visit, read the plaque, maybe take a picture. There are no tours and you can't go inside. You'll see that it's in a residential neighborhood and people actually live in the surrounding homes. But that's it. It's worth a stop if you're nearby. But I wouldn't... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is a must see for what it represents... as a tourist landmark, well it really is "the garage" of a PRIVATE residence. Drive, park your car, look at the garage, have a few moment to absorb what happened there if you are a fan, then take a picture and go. There is nothing else to do or see in... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Hi, i visited the "garage" in february. Don't expect an wow. it's a house on the street, like many other neighboring houses. Has that card saying about its history. At the time I was there, I could not enter the house or yard.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Instead of rocking out in a band, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started making oscillators out of this garage a short time after graduating from Stanford University in the 1930's. Famously, Disney asked Bill to make a few tweaks here and there to their existing models so that they could be used for the surround sound speaker systems in the... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

"Do we have to go and see a garage?", whined the kids? Yes we do. Like Star Tours in Hollywood you're just driving past a house--nay, garage--but it's not just any old house, or any old garage. Soak up what this garage represents. And when you're loving Downtown Palo Alto and all it has to offer thank Bill and Dave--and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Hewlett-Packard helped start my technology company in the '80s. It was important to stop streetside on a quiet morning and thank them again for the good life that they brought to my family and to many others.

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