Los Altos History Museum

★★★★☆
  • 51 S San Antonio Rd

    Los Altos, CA 94022

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  • 650-948-9427

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Thu-Sun 12pm-4pm

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For what it is--a museum dedicated to the development of a small town--the Los Altos History Museum is actually quite nice. About once every other month or so we pack up the kids and head over for a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. My 4 year-old son's favorite exhibit upstairs is a model of old Los Altos that includes a train. My favorite exhibit is a wheel-of-fortune-style wheel modeled after one used during the early development of Los Altos. Apparently promotion participants could spin the wheel to win free stuff like a set of dishes or a plot of land in Los Altos (times certainly have changed along with real estate values).

In the downstairs of the museum exhibits rotate. On our most recent visit, they had a large display of fantastic train sets which fascinated my son for nearly an hour.

For those that wish to make a trip to the musuem more of an outing, there is a library next door that makes for a nice adjunct. Also, as was mentioned in one of the other reviews, there is a nice garden area perfect for picnicing.

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For what it is--a museum dedicated to the development of a small town--the Los Altos History Museum is actually quite nice. About once every other month or so we pack up the kids and head over for a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. My 4 year-old son's favorite exhibit upstairs is a model of old Los Altos that includes a train. My favorite exhibit is a wheel-of-fortune-style wheel modeled after one used during the early development of Los Altos. Apparently promotion participants could spin the wheel to win free stuff like a set of dishes or a plot of land in Los Altos (times certainly have changed along with real estate values).

In the downstairs of the museum exhibits rotate. On our most recent visit, they had a large display of fantastic train sets which fascinated my son for nearly an hour.

For those that wish to make a trip to the musuem more of an outing, there is a library next door that makes for a nice adjunct. Also, as was mentioned in one of the other reviews, there is a nice garden area perfect for picnicing.

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The Los Altos History museum is located across the road from downtown Los Altos. It's tucked away inside an old barn that has been nicely rennovated. It has a very nice garden area that is used for large parties. My kids have fun visiting the museum. The admission is free. Upstairs is a nice history exhibit. My kids favorite part is the train display which features an HO scale train making it's way along a recreated downtown Los Altos. Behind the musem are some tractors for the kids to play on as well as some historical buildings. Well worth a family visit.

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★★★★☆

The Los Altos History museum is located across the road from downtown Los Altos. It's tucked away inside an old barn that has been nicely rennovated. It has a very nice garden area that is used for large parties. My kids have fun visiting the museum. The admission is free. Upstairs is a nice history exhibit. My kids favorite part is the train display which features an HO scale train making it's way along a recreated downtown Los Altos. Behind the musem are some tractors for the kids to play on as well as some historical buildings. Well worth a family visit.

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The museum is rather small, and the upper level gives a brief history of Los Altos and surrounding areas. The ground floor changes every few months or so with different local exhibitions. The museum is free, but in order to tour the Smith House, youll need a guide. Around the museum is a beautiful flower garden, which is a nice place to have a picnic.

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The museum is rather small, and the upper level gives a brief history of Los Altos and surrounding areas. The ground floor changes every few months or so with different local exhibitions. The museum is free, but in order to tour the Smith House, youll need a guide. Around the museum is a beautiful flower garden, which is a nice place to have a picnic.

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