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Original McDonald's Site and Museum

1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
+1 909-885-6324
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Cool place to kill time

Cool place to kill some time while in the area. Impressive collection of happy meal toys... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting but Sad

Its interesting to see the old toys, site and pictures but i feel like i'm witnessing the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Bernardino, California
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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
+1 909-885-6324
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool place to kill some time while in the area. Impressive collection of happy meal toys, pictures, etc. I wouldn't recommend making a special trip to visit it but def worth a stop if you're in the area!

Thank missfurley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its interesting to see the old toys, site and pictures but i feel like i'm witnessing the brainwashing of children.

Thank ClarkAboud
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We are McDonald's fan just like so many in the world. We saw this movie "Founder" and get to know about history of McDonald's and we visited this place. Few points to mention here - Its an unofficial museum and its open 7 days a...More

Thank Mansi_Vij
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Please understand that this is NOT a McDonalds, but a Historic McDonalds Museum. They have a bunch of McDonalds memorabilia from through the chain's history (and before!). It is a very cool stop for any road trip that brings you out this way... but I...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I had a very small understanding of the history of McDonalds and learned a lot from my visit. After visiting be sure to watch the movie "The Founder" for more of the story of McDonald's. Did I mention that this is FREE?

Thank ShanghaiSkater
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Ties up the rest of the story of the movie "Founder". LOTS of the early history of the company, with stories, pictures, and items from the first days of the McDonalds brothers. Fascinating to walk thru and see how the company grew thru the years....More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just loved the McDonald's museum in San Bernardino! This was the worlds first McDonald's and they have everything from the original menus, pictures of the McDonald brothers, to happy meal boxes, toys, etc. The pictures of the regional buildings were excellent!...More

Thank Diane961
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I'm not sure it's necessary to come from LA or elsewhere to see this museum. But as soon as you are in SB, it's obvious to visit it. It's very interesting historically and the person at the welcome desk was very kind to help us

1  Thank Davric73
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Everybody in my generation loves the original McDonalds site! We used to cruise down E Street every Saturday night so it's a part of our history!

Thank execforkids1
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My disabled son loves McDonald's to visited here for his sake - it is located in a dingy part of town but well worth visit. Probably spend approx hour there - interesting history and tells a different side of the McDonald's saga.

Thank glrikki
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17 August 2017|
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Response from llmarson | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this Museum, unless you can ignore the docent and all of his negative rhetoric. If you're just going to focus on the McDonald's memorabilia it's great. There is no charge luckily. It is also in a rather... More
5 June 2016|
Response from Schanuzer | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. We were there on a mid-week day.