Original McDonald's Site and Museum, San Bernardino

3.8
#2 of 15 in Things to do in San Bernardino
Original McDonald's Site and Museum is located in San Bernardino. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Original McDonald's Site and Museum and many more San Bernardino attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Bernardino trip site .
Create an itinerary including Original McDonald's Site and Museum
map
Original McDonald's Site and Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
193 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • 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 ...  more »
  • We had seen the movie "The Founder" so thought it would be interesting to stop at the site of the original McDonald's. So many cool artifacts as well as many things borrowed from the museum to produce...  more »
  • I've been to San Bernardino dozens of times over the past 5 years but I've never stopped by the McDonald's Museum until now! It is a small building, but it's worth a visit if you are nearby. Sadly the...  more »
Google
  • Love seeing all the original toys from Happy meals, remind me of when I was young and how happy I was ,sure don't make them the same now. They have many things to look at and when you go they tell you the story about how McDonald's started and how a McDonald's was the first one in San Bernardino California. If you have anything that you would like to donate they will definitely put them out in the display and they are very appreciative and very nice I recommend it going there especially if you're a tourist, and just visiting it's something to look at it's fun the kids love it too. I must place to go to!
  • Loved it! Very nostalgic seeing all the happy meal toys that we collected as children! Definitely worth the drive!
  • This is tough. I love the memorabilia and artifacts, but they are stored in a haphazard way. Sometimes, when a better example of an historical artifact comes in, it is okay to dispose of less intact versions. They lay out the history well along one wall, but context is lost throughout the rest of the museum. Still, it is worth a visit.
  • I mean... It's alright if you've got nothing else going on. Nothing to scream about.
  • After seeing the movie 'Founder' we drove out to see the McDonald's museum. The curator there was very pleasant and knowledgeable and shared with us the story and history of McDonald's. Sad to see the surrounding neighborhood deteriorate. Will San Berdoo ever recover? Only time will tell.
Places to stay near Original McDonald's Site and Museum

Plan your trip to San Bernardino

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Original McDonald's Site and Museum by other users

23 days in Western US BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Bernardino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in San Bernardino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Lake Arrowhead BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in San Bernardino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in San Bernardino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM SPAIN November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in San Bernardino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Western US BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans