McDonald's #1 Store Museum

400 N Lee St
Des Plaines IL 60016
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Opening Hours

  • Thu: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Fri: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Sat: 10:30am-4pm


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<p>McDonald's USA First Store Museum, also known as McDonald's #1 Store Museum&nbsp;is a replica of the original McDonald's restaurant built in 1955 under the then-new management of Ray Kroc. The very first McDonald's was actually opened in California in 1940.</p> <p>Visitors to the museum will see original fry vats, milkshake Multimixers, grills and soda barrels. A crew of male mannequins, donning 1950s uniforms provide a snapshot back in time to the original McDonald's. The museum also houses a collection of vintage ads, photos and a video about McDonald's history.</p> <p>Museum hours vary, but visitors can peek through the gates at the red and white tiled building beneath the golden arches.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>