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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

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Address: 1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
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Really enjoyed my time at museum. Very nice collection of old memorabilia. Comfortable, friendly atmosphere inside. Nice items to see outside also including a big M, large old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
kawstang
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my time at museum. Very nice collection of old memorabilia. Comfortable, friendly atmosphere inside. Nice items to see outside also including a big M, large old Mcdonalds Sign, old tables and kids play areas. Spent about 45 minutes and had a good time interacting with the tour guide also. The surrounding area is what it is, not very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into McD's this is your place. Only takes 15 min to look through their collection and the staff was very informative on the origins of Mcd's. Worth your time if you're close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great site for history buffs and toy collectors. It has a lot of history and unique items. Just about any happy meal toy ever made is in this museum. It also has other collectible stuff from route 66 and from Juan Pollo. The layout and arrangements are very amateur, like groups of private collections versus a tourist... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great collection of history of McDonalds and McDonalds items. It was interesting to learn that even though this is the original site of McDonalds that it's not recognized by McDonalds as the original. The museum was free and brought back a lot of old memories of McDonalds from my childhood.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jack was great, he greeted each visitor warmly and was very informative about the displays. There are toys and items from McDonald's around the world. The building is located on the site of the original McDonald brothers restaurant in San Bernardino.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At least in my experience someone who is continually negative and has an axe to grind is a very dull individual to be around, or better yet to have to hear about. The McDonald's original site and Museum had a lot of interesting memorabilia and pictures. However, from the moment we walked in the door we were told how the... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Since we saw the movie we had to go check out his place. A lot of interest in the museum do to the movie release. Interestingly the curator had not seen the movie yet but indicated attendance has spiked. The "guided tour" consisted of him sitting behind the counter and telling interesting stories since he has been there since 2008.... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a labor of love ...obviously lots off work and money went in to this, and it is free and the host who was there loved his museum and loved his guests. Everyone there was delighted looking around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited in late December. My son-in-law read about this place in a travel guide. The museum is free and is basically a collection of lots of McDonald's memorabilia. It was fun to gaze at the history of McDonald's. The guide who gave us a bit of history was very thorough but he did use some salty language, which was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit and take a walk down memory lane. Walking the isles of happy Meal toys and listing to the history from the lovely workers there was great. Could even spot some old toys from New Zealand!! Only need half an hour but a good stop

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