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Intel Corp and Museum

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Address: 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054-1537
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+1 408-765-0503
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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You can take a self-guided tour of the museum at Intel, manufacturer of 85%...

You can take a self-guided tour of the museum at Intel, manufacturer of 85% of all PC microchips.

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Very nice-tour

Walk right in, friendly staff to help, free, but ask for a tour. Small room, but it has the history of Intel and all about chips. A little interactive with touch screens for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Corona del Mar, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It all depends on how interested you are in silicon and Intel's corporate propaganda. Mildly amusing.

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Corona del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk right in, friendly staff to help, free, but ask for a tour. Small room, but it has the history of Intel and all about chips. A little interactive with touch screens for more information. Gift store next door.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was like going through a digital time capsule. I liked that they made it interactive and still interesting using facts on how far they have advanced their microprocessors. Definitely worth the stop if you're interested in technology.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free admission down memory lane and read about the various x86 and Pentium based computers I owned. You will probably spend an hour or 2 here unless you have a strong passion for technology and 3 hours isn't enough. There is a small Intel store where you can buy souvenirs. It's not a must see attraction but it's free and... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an Intel employee I felt I need to visit this place. Honestly, i did not expect much from it... I was surprised for the best. It is very interesting to see the silicon development history and I feel proud to be a part of this industry. Gift shop is also nice, but a little expensive even after employee discount:-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Google search said average people spend 4.5 hours here. That seems to be overkill but it is worth spending an hour here to know about Intel and the world of semiconductors. Probably bigger time is for school students who come in groups.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Very cool and educating visit. Everyone knows chips come from wafers, but did you know wafers come from ingots and ingots from sand?! Well that's the kind of things u learn at the Intel museum. I've been to corporate museums at coke and P&G but this one by far is more engaging and fun. Well worth the time if in... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This little museum gives a brief overview of Intel's history making integrated circuits. The displays fall into two categories - there are displays showing the variety of processors, controllers, etc. chips that the company has made over the years (4004, 8086, 80286, 80386, 80486, pentium, etc.) with some supporting displays showing hardware that these chips went into and some blowup... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Of the entire trip, we found the Intel Museum worth making the trip. The exhibits were well-organized with information about the past, present and future of Intel. Interactive exhibits also made the visit a little more interesting (read: spelling Kate’s name using binary) and there’s probably some cute shirts to be bought at the Intel store as well!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was expecting a deeper learning experience. The museum, as others have stated, is quite small. It has a handful of interactive exhibits for younger kids and there was guides doing overtime with some scout groups, and they seemed to be enjoying it. But if you have even a basic grasp of computing then the museum simply becomes a timeline... More 

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