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McDonald's Museum, Des Plaines

#83 of 103 in Museums in Illinois
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  • July 28, 2017
    Well, consider that this is the ninth McDonald's every built and the first one by Ray Kroc, who would go on to build an empire. This particular McDonald's was opened on April 15, 1955. Currently, ther...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Looking at the first Mc Donald's really shows how they knew in whose early days how to service the public. It's a must see when your in Des Plaines and see a part of history. Many have and expressed t...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    This is the first McDonald's in the world. It is a fun place to take pics but don't expect anything else. You cannot go inside . I say if you are in from outta town it is cool place to take the kids a...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    Unfortunately, according to the McDonald’s corp peeps, they are NOT opening up the McDonald's Museum in Des Plaines yet again this year. They used to open the museum a few days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day for visitors to stop in and look at the mannequins in the original uniforms, the old prices, the original behind-the-counter equipment and the 1955-era cars parked there. No more. It has now become nothing more than a run-down, unmaintained piece of property with a fence around it. Typical of corporate America. Thanks McDonald’s corp, you’ve again ruined something that was once very cool.
  • April 16, 2017
    Cool but stay Croc didn't found mcdonalds If you watch the movie The founder you will see the truth
  • February 1, 2017
    Not Rick but his significant other went to the original Mc D's for a BIGMAC when first introduced in Des Plaines, I'll believe around , 197
  • April 26, 2017
    Funny how this "museum", has just as high of ratings as most Mc. Donald's
  • September 5, 2016
    if you ask for it jon will give you cups of big mac sauce.

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