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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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So much history of a burger giant

Wish I had more time. There was a lot to see. Lots of toys. A walk down memory lane. Free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
323Julie
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Leonardtown, Maryland
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It’s one of those fun stops

While researching things to do in the area, this came up. Everyone know McDonalds so we figured why... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
SprinkleTheCity
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  • Average21%
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“happy meal” (24 reviews)
“juan pollo” (10 reviews)
“fast food” (7 reviews)
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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
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+1 909-885-6324
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"fast food"
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"on display"
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"worth a stop"
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"neat place"
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"spent minutes"
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"free admission"
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"nice memories"
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"mcdonald's restaurant"
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"blast from the past"
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"nice collection"
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"walk down memory lane"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I had more time. There was a lot to see. Lots of toys. A walk down memory lane. Free admission, which is incredible. Must be a labor of love to maintain.

Thank 323Julie
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

While researching things to do in the area, this came up. Everyone know McDonalds so we figured why not. We were immediately greeted at the door and given a little history before we stated wandering. The kids were amazed at all of the happy meal...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

What is now ranked among the largest fast food chains in the world originally began as a small hamburger stand along E Street in San Bernardino, California, opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1940. It wasn't until 1955 that businessman Ray Kroc turned...More

Thank Akisato S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We missed this museum when we were headed east doing Route 66. Since we were close by we decided to look for it. It was well worth the stop. The murals outside and various decorations kept us busy reviewing and looking for special portions. Whether...More

Thank JohnandDeb2
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

if you are fan to learn about the history of McDonald's and you never knew that this location where the two brothers started their business and how sadly ended,

Thank Abdulaziz A
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

One would think Mickey D would put some $ into showing off their beginnings, however it's not to be. Still interesting to visit...to think of the history from that point.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I truly recommend to visit this little museum if you are in San Bernardino. It is not a serious place, although you can of course find some historical documents about McDonald's history (unfortunately a bit lost in so many other things). But it evokes nice...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Lots of nostalgia in this location of all things McDonald’s. It you need to break up a long drive this was a fun way to kill 30 minutes. The host was full of very interesting facts as well.

Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is really a treasure for those of us who remember when our first McDonalds came to the neighborhood. The recent movie has rekindled an interest in this place and the volunteer told us that they now get a steady stream of folks visiting. As...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Originally saw it on the discovery channel couple years ago so we put it on our bucket list of places to visit while traveling ! Located on Route #66 an icon of a business from one store revolving to what is McDonalds today ! Pretty...More

Thank Bob S
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Michelle W
29 March 2018|
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Response from Elton M | Reviewed this property |
Daily 10-5 and it's free
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Americo V
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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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Response from Schanuzer | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. We were there on a mid-week day.
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