McDonald's First Restaurant Now a Cool Museum

McDonald's is recognized for reviving old menu items and celebrating cherished personalities. One place takes nostalgia to a new level.

A McDonald's museum located on Route 66 in San Bernardino, Calif., where the original McDonald's opened in 1940.

Even though its location is significant, McDonald's doesn't endorse this museum. The corporation is "presumably aware of it," SFGate reports.

The unofficial McDonald's museum gives guests a glimpse into the world's largest fast-food chain's history

daily for free. McDonald's icons Grimace and Hamburglar, as well as "The World's Most Detailed Mural," greet visitors.

Visitors are enveloped in old McDonald's once inside. Photos, fast-food memorabilia, and replica menus from the chain's barbecue roots decorate

A McDonald's visit wouldn't be complete without a Happy Meal. The museum shows Happy Meal toys and global Happy Meals from the

past. Museum visitors can also see Ray Kroc's attire from The Founder, a 2016 film about McDonald's multi-billion dollar enterprise.

The late Juan Pollo entrepreneur Albert Okura founded the unauthorized McDonald's museum. Okura bought the museum building

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