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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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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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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 1 January 2017
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Corona del Mar, California
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Curious about how semiconductors and technology? The Intel museum is like an expanded science fair project. Expect to learn something about the magic that makes all our devices work -- electronics, transistors, semiconductors, processors -- overlaid with a history lesson and some understanding about commerce and industry. This is not just a promotional corporate exhibit. You will see nicely done,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The topic might seem mundane but there is a lot of development history and interactive displays for families. Good for at least an hour.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the corporate HQ, the guide in this small museum explains how chips are made and the history. You can also take photos of yourself in a 'moon suit', try on the 'clean room' clothes, visualize the tininess of the chip. Allow only about 30 minutes. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is way more extensive, requiring several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn and see the history of Intel. Great displays, activities and very helpfull staff. Recommend everyone to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 1 January 2017 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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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