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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
+1 909-885-6324
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Original McDonald’s site overflowing with history

Lots of nostalgia in this location of all things McDonald’s. It you need to break up a long drive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dianne S
Nostalgia to the MAX

This is really a treasure for those of us who remember when our first McDonalds came to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas M
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Littleton, New Hampshire
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“happy meal” (23 reviews)
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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of nostalgia in this location of all things McDonald’s. It you need to break up a long drive this was a fun way to kill 30 minutes. The host was full of very interesting facts as well.

Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a treasure for those of us who remember when our first McDonalds came to the neighborhood. The recent movie has rekindled an interest in this place and the volunteer told us that they now get a steady stream of folks visiting. As...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally saw it on the discovery channel couple years ago so we put it on our bucket list of places to visit while traveling ! Located on Route #66 an icon of a business from one store revolving to what is McDonalds today ! Pretty...More

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen the movie "The Founder" so thought it would be interesting to stop at the site of the original McDonald's. So many cool artifacts as well as many things borrowed from the museum to produce the movie. The majority of items are happy...More

Thank misopiso88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to San Bernardino dozens of times over the past 5 years but I've never stopped by the McDonald's Museum until now! It is a small building, but it's worth a visit if you are nearby. Sadly there is no actual McDonald's selling food...More

1  Thank Kirstie P
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My kids (12yr and 9yr) visit this place on our road trip to Palm Springs. It took us about 15-20 minutes to see it. My 12 year old enjoyed seeing the vintage Mcdonald items and it brought back memories for myself. There was no guide...More

Thank janet f
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

After watching “The Founder” movie, we were curious to find out more about the history of the McDonald’s. Therefore, while on Route 66, we made a stop, at the site, of the original McDonald’s restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the little, free museum and...More

Thank Cutu23
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

An interesting visit - growing up with McDonald's, it was a fun place to see. It is very small but full of the toys that were always in the sacks and boxes of McDonald's foods, a lot of memorabilia about McDonald's, it's history from the...More

1  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Lots of stuff inside, most won't worth to see. But being at that very location were all star is a nice visit. They could do a better job with the history .

1  Thank Elton M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited while doing Route 66 and the curator was friendly. Not sure what we expected but we only spent 5-10 minutes in there. If you love happy meal toys it's for you. Thought probably foolishly it would have more original equipment etc

Thank darkhorse01
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Americo V
17 August 2017|
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Response from llmarson | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this Museum, unless you can ignore the docent and all of his negative rhetoric. If you're just going to focus on the McDonald's memorabilia it's great. There is no charge luckily. It is also in a rather... More
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6 June 2016|
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Response from Schanuzer | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. We were there on a mid-week day.
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