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American Computer Museum

2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
+1 406-582-1288
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A pleasant surprise. Small but full of great exhibits

We weren't sure what to think when we visited the museum for the first time. To our surprise, this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nate B
An Education in Itself

This museum is fascinating, and all the more so because it houses one of the plexiglass replicas of... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
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CLOSED OCTOBER 14 - OCTOBER 31, 2017 FOR MAJOR REMODELING. REOPENING ON NOVEMBER 1, 2017. For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest continually operating nonprofit museum dedicated to the History of the Information Age, Robotics & Social Networking. Inch for inch, the best museum in the world. - Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus - HarvardAn eye-opener for nine-year-olds to ninety-nine-year-olds, and you'll find your conversations going back to it again and again. - Montana MagazineAs seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana, and many other media outlets...
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2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to think when we visited the museum for the first time. To our surprise, this place was packed with informative, interesting exhibits. Every inch of space was used for some sort of historical article. A fantastic museum and a fun way...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This museum is fascinating, and all the more so because it houses one of the plexiglass replicas of the Antykethera mechanism (believed to be the first computer) and gives the amazing story behind it (so far as recorded history can reveal).

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The enigma exhibit was a highlight for me. There was a video showing how the machines were set up for generating code as well as descriptions of how the code was cracked. A movie poster from imitation game was included to tie things in with...More

Thank Bennett H
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The American Computer and Robotics Museum (the name changed recently) is really about information technology from the very beginning. Exhibits include a clay tablet and papyrus with writing. The museum takes up only a few rooms in an office townhouse development, but it is packed...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My boys (7 & 10) loved it. However, they sort of "sped" through a lot of it. LOTS of great information about the history of computers, computing, robots, AI, etc. I could definitely spend more time here reading everything. But, you really should be "into"...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The museum is very small, but has a bit of everything you need to know about computing and robotics. You'll get a brief into into the history of data persistence, printing, electronics and mathematical concepts relevant to the field and get to see authentic examples...More

Thank Norbert M
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Not being fascinated by computers, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this little museum It is in a business park in an office building so do not be surprised that it is not a separate building. The exhibits touched on a lot of...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A trip down memory lane. Same computer I learned on in high school right up to recent technology. Great displays and very well put together.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Better than expected. Especially interesting was the Enigma machine that Germans used in World War II and the narrative of how Turing and other mathematicians cracked the code. Nice nostalgia for old computers, video games, etc. Not really interactive.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went here with my grandchildren. The outside appears to be a small building but the curators make up for it by having you wind your way through many exhibits. You go from the abacus to the newest gadgets around through the mainframes computers (they...More

Thank Pam B
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George K, Director at American Computer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. We are very pleased that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit to our museum. The Star Trek Communicator on display is an accurate prop reproduction.

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Surekha S
6 April 2017|
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Response from George K | Property representative |
Yes.
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Muon47
24 May 2016|
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Response from George K | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. No, Paul Ceruzzi was not involved in the establishment of this museum. He is a good friend - but the museum was founded by my wife Barbara and myself. Best, George Keremedjiev
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