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McDonald's USA First Store Museum
400 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

McDonald's USA First Store Museum, also known as McDonald's #1 Store Museum is a replica of the originalMore 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.

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.

Museum hours vary, but visitors can peek through the gates at the red and white tiled building beneath the golden arches. 


1101 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
This McDonald's is located by the intersection of Oakton and Mannheim. This particular interior lacks the noise of manyMore other McDonald's locations, and even offers free Wi-Fi throughout. The drive-through is 24 hours.
ATM McDonalds #8627 (CLOSED)
1912 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-2503
725 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
With a 24 hour drive thru, there are no limits to getting what you want at this McDonald's. Cool off with a McFlurry orMore fruit smoothie, or satisfy a Big Mac craving. Once a month, the parking lot is also host to a classic car auto show.
444 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
A community favorite, not only for the free Wi-Fi and patio seating, this McDonald's upholds the traditionMore of serving up the chain's classic fast-food hamburgers and fries. Pull up at the 24-hour drive-thru or stop by during dining hours. Either way, you should be greeted with a smile.
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