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“Educational hands-on museum and free”

Intel Corp and Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Santa Clara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: You can take a self-guided tour of the museum at Intel, manufacturer of 85% of all PC microchips.
Hillsboro
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8 reviews
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“Educational hands-on museum and free”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I just went solo to scope it out for my family (wife, sons ages 3 and 6, in-laws, and cousins also ages 3 and 6 at the time). In the end, they went to the San Jose science museum instead. Comparatively, the science museum was a much better choice for these younger kids with short attention spans, but I really enjoyed the museum and will try to convince my wife and kids to go the next time we visit my in-laws in a few years.

While there are some cool hands-on experiences (how fast is a megahertz, really), they don't have quite the same captivating effect as a drawing robot or other stuff at the science museum.

Visited August 2012
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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“educational if you like tech”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

used to work for intel. if you are into tech and the semi-conductor process, this is the only museum of its kind. but you have to really like the process of making microprocessors.

Visited January 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very educational”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Displays are informative but not a lot to do for kids to have a hands on experience. Has potential but lacks the tourist draw as say the World of Coke or Hershey Chocolate World.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Museum for Pics”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

A quick museum you can see in about 20 minutes, but had some interesting items showing the beginnings of Intel. A gift shop attached

Visited May 2013
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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Not too big, but nice to go see if your in the area”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Ever wondered what makes your computer tick ? well here you can find out. It's not a big place but then again you're talking about some really tiny things. If you're into computers it's quite educational.

Visited April 2013
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