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Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.

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Birthplace of Silicon Valley

Just be sure to see the birthplace of Silicon Valley : yes, from behind a fence, but I think it's important to keep the place 'safe' and respect the peaceful atmosphere of the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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New Providence, NJ
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband works for HP on the east coast so the kids and I stopped by here on a recent trip out to CA. Very cool to see where it all started. A quick, easy stop if you are in the area.

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Charleston, WV
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone is right. It's a garage that you see through the fence. And the bushes have grown up along the sides so only a few can go up to the gates at once. I stood with the group for my once in a lifetime view and selfie. Once in a lifetime in that you'll only take the time to do... More 

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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a garage. It is a closed garage. It is not open to the public although you can see in through the fence. It attracts tour buses of camera wielding tourists. It is part of history but it is still just a garage. Go south a few blocks and you can also see the house where Steve Jobs lived.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Just be sure to see the birthplace of Silicon Valley : yes, from behind a fence, but I think it's important to keep the place 'safe' and respect the peaceful atmosphere of the neighborhood.

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London, United Kingdom
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863 reviews
394 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Due to our local company staff calling a week long meeting, not realising the week contained Martin Luther King day we had some spare time. Someone suggested we came and saw the garage to pay homage to where Silicon Valley started so we did. It doesn't take long to do a drive and shoot ( photo that is) but for... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took the family to tour all of Silicon Valley and thought it would be worth driving past the HP garage and maybe stop to take some pictures from the street. The street is very narrow and lots of vehicles parked on both sides of the street so usually only one car gets through at a time and no real... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I happen to live on the same street as this historic site, so I pass it every day as I ride my bike out to Stanford University. There is a boulder with a brass plaque mounted to it which gives historical information about when Hewlet and Packard (two Stanford students @ the time) built the 1st computer in this small... More 

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Boechout, Belgium
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Interesting location especially if you have the possibility to go into the garage and the house where Hewlett and Packard founded HPand started silicon valley

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Part of a business tour which decided it was worth a visit. If you are in a bus or large vehicle it is tricky to get there and navigate the cars parked in the residential neighborhood. Unless you are really one to get inspired by seeing these sort of places for yourself it is fine to look at it on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting from a historical perspective, but there's not much to do here other than visit, read the plaque, maybe take a picture. There are no tours and you can't go inside. You'll see that it's in a residential neighborhood and people actually live in the surrounding homes. But that's it. It's worth a stop if you're nearby. But I wouldn't... More 

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