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Intel Corp and Museum

2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1537
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great fun

Historical place. If you are in San Francisco you have to go to the heart of Silicon Valley and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Piotr H
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Lodz, Poland
Small but very informative

I think this place is definitely worthwhile for anyone, especially tech enthusiasts. And it is for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Acidov
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San Francisco, California
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You can take a self-guided tour of the museum at Intel, manufacturer of 85% of all PC microchips.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“silicon valley” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1537
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"interactive displays"
in 8 reviews
"silicon valley"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 3 reviews
"manufacturing process"
in 3 reviews
"free admission"
in 4 reviews
"nice tour"
in 2 reviews
"learn something"
in 2 reviews
"history lesson"
in 2 reviews
"modern history"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"field trip"
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"worth a trip"
in 2 reviews
"guided tour"
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"take photos"
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"chips"
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"computers"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical place. If you are in San Francisco you have to go to the heart of Silicon Valley and visit Intel museum. It is where the tech history began...

Thank Piotr H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this place is definitely worthwhile for anyone, especially tech enthusiasts. And it is for free. Well designed with lots of interesting facts and solid scientific background. This museum shows the history of processors and how they are built. Place was sort of under...More

Thank Acidov
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only need a maximum of an hour. It’s a small visitor location but has some interesting information. No tours. Staff is very nice. A few interactive items.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

As a software engineer who has used Intel powered PCs for many years, this was a must see for me. It’s not a huge museum, but it’s well laid out and the exhibits are interesting. Also the gift shop is very reasonably priced. I was...More

Thank Matt O
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

A little dated perhaps, but interactive all the same. Given it is free to look round you have nothing to lose if you're interested in computers & tech. It's a fairly small place, but has a good shop for a few geeky items if you're...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

It has very nice displays and few items to try hands on. few new discoveries. Tour guide was helpful and explain things very well. Loved it.

Thank Anowarul H
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I wrote my name in binary, moved my hand really quickly (like 35 million nanoseconds) over a sensor, and dressed up my cousin in tech gear... these are my hilights. My dad, as the ultra tech nerd he is, would say this is a great...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Honestly, there is not much to see there. Well, if you've never seen a wafer and were curious what it looks like, then for sure do come and plan to spend about 15-20 minutes there. There is also a shop, but I find it hard...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Let's be honest, you would expect this to be a geek thing or a marketing bonanza but you'd be wrong. I'm happy to say that it was informative and at times fun. The history of technology development mixed with the personal stories of the people...More

Thank Glen M
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I have worked at Intel and decided to invite family. Kids like museum, but it's too small. Computer museum at Mountain view is much bigger and interesting...

Thank Sergey_Firsov
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denke42
29 October 2017|
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Response from SnowbirdOntario | Reviewed this property |
No manufacturing tour but they explain the production process and have some models and photos and videos. The tour guides are very informative. You can walk through yourself but you will get a lot more out of it if you go on... More
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penguins2017
25 January 2017|
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can ask before hand to be on the safe side but if visiting at less busy times, they might be willing to accommodate you
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Beatrice S
22 June 2015|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
It's free to visit and walk around. They have guided tours as well but they fill up quickly.
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