San Jose: The Silicon Valley

Friday, March 23, 2018
Silicon Valley. Newly named social media metropolis of the world. Home to some of the largest internet mastodons of the past decades. A burning point for the future and global internet capital.

Computer History Museum
Pong machine at Computer History Museum in San Jose, California, USA
Why not begin, where it all began. The Computer History Museum in San Jose, is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The museum is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. From the very first computer to the newest self-driving car technology.

Google Headquarters
Googleplex in San Jose, California, USA
Possibly the most well-known site on the World Wide Web. Google. Their headquarters Googleplex is also located in Silicon Valley, San Jose. The HQ is not open to the public, but they do have a Google Store and some Andriod Statues, which are meant for visitors.

Apple Park
Apple Park Visitor Center in San Jose, California, USA
Without a doubt the coolest place to visit in Silicon Valley. Apple Park was envisioned by Steve Jobs, but unfortunately not built until after his death. While the park itself is closed for visitors, the newly built visitor centre allows you to have an interactive and digital look inside. Pretty badass.

Facebook/Instagram HQ
Facebook Headquarters in San Jose, California, USA
Facebook are expanding at the moment. The headquaters at Hackers Way 1, is totally closed off and Facebook are yet to built a visitor center. Hopefully the new expansion will include something for the curious. Fingers crossed.

Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, USA
As if there isn't enough mystery and closed doors in San Jose already. Winchester Mystery House takes everything to a whole new level of mysterious. This peculiar mansion was built over 36 years (!) in 1886 by an eccentric woman named Sarah Winchester. The story goes that, Mrs. Winchester's husband, who had invented the Winchester riffle had turned ghost on her after his passing. Those who were killed by a Winchester riffle came to haunt Mrs. Winchester and every time she saw a new ghost she would seal the room off - meaning she was always in demand of more rooms to trap ghosts. Stuff for nightmares really.

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