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American Computer Museum

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Address: 2023 Stadium Drive, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715
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For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest...

For both Techies and Non-Techies alike: Since 1990 - the world's oldest continually operating nonprofit museum dedicated to the History of the Information Age, Robotics & Social Networking. Inch for inch, the best museum in the world. - Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus - HarvardAn eye-opener for nine-year-olds to ninety-nine-year-olds, and you'll find your conversations going back to it again and again. - Montana MagazineAs seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana, and many other media outlets...

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Great for the curious mind

Small but packed with history! Really interesting exhibits on the development of our electronic world. Everything from Ancient Greek computer to 1970s video games. Loved special... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but packed with history! Really interesting exhibits on the development of our electronic world. Everything from Ancient Greek computer to 1970s video games. Loved special exhibit on Enigma machine.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever wanted to know how that amazing smart phone in your pocket came into being, this is the place to go. The complete story from ancient times to the video game and smart phone age is all clearly shown here with numerous storyboards and actual early computers- some one of a kind-, on display. You can spend a... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I really enjoyed my brief visit to the American Computer Museum. Their collection of computers and related stuff is very impressive and interisting. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Take thirty minutes and visit the computer museum. Cool relics from different decades. Highly recommend!

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Laramie, Wyoming
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I think I would have more appreciation for this museum if I had more of a background in computers but it was great regardless. The lady at the front desk was so cute and welcoming. I loved the brain room and the enigma machine. A computer lovers paradise

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Thank Katie R
Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This FREE museum has the most incredible collection of calculating devices and computing information dating back to ancient times and going through the ages up to the present. There are also robotics exhibits, space shuttle artifacts and an Enigma machine with an accompanying video and much more. There is something for EVERYONE here from little kids to the most cyber-sophisticates.... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for a family outing, both entertaining and educational. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy it.

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Thank Steven C
Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

From an unassuming office park entrance, this small but dense museum should be interesting to serious computing and tech fans or scholars, and average consumers who can track the advance of technology through their own lives. A cool mix of historical components and images to modern computers, including such special exhibits as the current "Enigma Machine: WWII Codes." An adult... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple of hours on a brutally cold Montana day. This museum is tucked away near the MSU campus, and WELL worth the time to find it. Wonderful 5 minute overview by the docent and then you're on your own to read about and see the history of computers, robots, artificial intelligence, etc. REALLY... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best museums I've ever been to! It was fascination, especially to a retired computer science teacher. I always did a computer history unit with my middle schoolers. Too bad Georgia is so far away or we would have taken a field trip here. I love seeing all the old stuff like the room full of... More 

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