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American Computer Museum

2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
+1 406-582-1288
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Great, just great

A trip down memory lane. Same computer I learned on in high school right up to recent technology... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bozeman, Montana
via mobile
Small but interesting and free (donation optional)

Better than expected. Especially interesting was the Enigma machine that Germans used in World War... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Putnam, Connecticut
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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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2023 Stadium Dr, Unit 1-A, Bozeman, MT 59715-0613
+1 406-582-1288
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A trip down memory lane. Same computer I learned on in high school right up to recent technology. Great displays and very well put together.

Thank CMP-Don
Reviewed 6 days ago

Better than expected. Especially interesting was the Enigma machine that Germans used in World War II and the narrative of how Turing and other mathematicians cracked the code. Nice nostalgia for old computers, video games, etc. Not really interactive.

Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with my grandchildren. The outside appears to be a small building but the curators make up for it by having you wind your way through many exhibits. You go from the abacus to the newest gadgets around through the mainframes computers (they...More

Thank Pam B
George K, Director at American Computer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review. We are very pleased that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit to our museum. The Star Trek Communicator on display is an accurate prop reproduction.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free museum, with lots of interesting history and artifacts about the advent and evolution of computing and technology. Depending on your interest, you can either sweep through quickly or stop and read most of the explanation. My 12-year old son loved it.

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, very interesting museum that highlights the development of computers, both large and small. Should be of interest to anyone with a smart phone or a laptop, to see how these ubiquitous objects came to be in our lives. Does a good job of highlighting...More

Thank Randync60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this smallish museum. The exhibition is nicely divided into logical sections - home computing, cryptography etc. The section on the enigma machine is the best description I've seen and that includes Bletchley Park.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Had an afternoon to kill, so went 'touristing' in Bozeman. As I had worked on some early computer systems (1960s), thought we'd give this place a quick shot, but wasn't expecting much....after all, this IS Montana, not Silicon Valley or something similar. What an absolutely...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I didn't have high expectations for this place when my son asked to if we could check it out. However, I was pleasantly surprised by all of the amazing and educational displays. The museum is packed with information from the beginning of the computer era...More

Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Before my flight I needed to kill some time and someone mentioned checking out this museum. When I found out it was FREE I was all for checking it out! This amazingly kind girl greeted us from behind her desk when we walked in and...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The quality of the museum was so beyond what I expected from a small town college. Exhibits well-presented and extend well beyond computers alone. More like an overview of human communication, beginning w/written language and all the way through to how computers have revolutionized life...More

Thank Robin S
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Surekha S
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Response from George K | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. No, Paul Ceruzzi was not involved in the establishment of this museum. He is a good friend - but the museum was founded by my wife Barbara and myself. Best, George Keremedjiev