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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 many McDonald's Memories!

Ties up the rest of the story of the movie "Founder". LOTS of the early history of the company... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ken J
Buckeye, Arizona
Museum visit, Route 66

My husband and I just loved the McDonald's museum in San Bernardino! This was the worlds first... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Goleta, California
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1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529
+1 909-885-6324
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Davric73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Well I had read about and seen this place online. WOW what a collection. Every where you look there is more and more and more, and that's before entering. The out side of the building can that a while to take in. If you have...More

1  Thank narpa01
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We were doing Route 66 and this is a quirky stop. The place is really neat and retro. Lots of memorabilia that was all donated. The museum has free admission. The gentleman who worked there was very knowledgeable about the museum as well. They had...More

1  Thank mer1264
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

On our travels we visited this museum, whilst it wasn't exactly what we expected it was wonderful to look at all the memorabilia.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is in a run down part of town but worth the effort to find it...quirky and very interesting. The story of the McDonalds chain is fascinating and Jack Marcus is very knowledgeable.

1  Thank moosesmom28
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A good stop. The museum tells "real" story of McDonalds. Lot of memoribilia, free admission. Real fastfood history. Drive west of the HW15, turn north to Baseline and south Highland ave, The museum is at 14th and E st.

1  Thank mmikko
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Americo V
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.