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Microsoft Visitor Center; Redmond, Wash.

Paul Allen and Bill Gates are celebrated as the brains behind Microsoft, a multinational corporation that forged the path of the personal computer and Microsoft Windows Operating system. Gates and Allen changed the way people interact with text and information, and the entire story can be viewed at the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash., home to the company's headquarters.

Once inside, people can explore the "vision, products, culture and history of Microsoft." The numerous exhibits display digital innovations from the latest Microsoft research to the first personal computer. Many of the exhibits are hands-on, so it's fun for the entire family.