McDonald’s #1 Store Museum in Des Plaines, Ill.
Get a real taste for nostalgia at the McDonald’s #1 Store museum. The red-and-white-tiled museum in suburban Chicago recreates the first McDonald’s restaurant, opened by Ray Kroc on April 15, 1955. The entrance sign is original, as is much of the kitchen equipment once used for making burgers, fries and milkshakes. Plus, an all-male crew of mannequins dressed in vintage uniforms stands ready to take your order.