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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

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Huge collection of McDonald's kitsch!

For those of us old enough to remember the original McDonald's and the early days of its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian_in_Reno
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Reno, Nevada
Interesting

This was a very interesting stop. The surrounding neighborhood has really gone down hill, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rockstar89
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Pegram, TN
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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of us old enough to remember the original McDonald's and the early days of its operations, this is a must see. All the promotional stuff and restaurant decor are represented in the extensive collections. All are open to the public to view free...More

Thank Brian_in_Reno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop. The surrounding neighborhood has really gone down hill, but there's a lot of fun stuff to look at inside and out. I didn't spend more than 30 minutes here so I wouldn't qualify this as a 'destination'. However, if...More

Thank rockstar89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have kids that grew up with Macca's, they'll love this place. It's interesting for adults still, but much of the displays focus on the toys that Macca's are famous for - still an interesting story though, and it's on R66 and free. Some...More

1  Thank Brian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to look at inside and out. Highly recomended. All kinds of toys from around the world. Lots of memories of growing up with Mc Donald's.

Thank idaann10
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It was fun to see all the old toys and packaging that we remember from our childhood. Lots of history. I met the artist who painted the murals on the building.

1  Thank DarethaH
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was fun to see the original McDonalds and all the artifacts of the advertising, toys, pictures and promotions that McDonald's has used through the years in many countries. I wish they had some help in how to present the McDonald's story through these artifacts,...More

Thank abqsage
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a fun place to kill some time and to see some remnants of your American childhood. The dude working inside was really nice, too. If you’re stuck in San Berdoo, check it!

Thank uncleBad
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We found ourselves in San Bernardino and a few hours to spend our time as we wished. Looked up sights and came across this place. Great collection of memorabilia, definitely brought back happy memories of going to Mcdonalds with my folks when I was a...More

Thank CaptM2M2018
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Nice McDonald's museum. Free. Dedicated and friendly volunteers. Lots of Happy Meal toys throughout the years. Nice to stop by if in the area, but probably isn't really a "destination" location. Rated 3 because we'd made this a destination for part of the day driving...More

Thank LovelandS
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great place to visit. Just this week I was talking to a friend in Northern California and he was unaware that the original McDonald's was located in San Bernardino. He plans to visit on his next trip here.

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Michelle W
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Response from Elton M | Reviewed this property |
Daily 10-5 and it's free
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Americo V
17 August 2017|
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Response from Akisato S | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee for the museum; however, you can donate a memorabilia if you wish.
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5 June 2016|
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I really don't know. We were there on a mid-week day.
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