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Musee Mecanique

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Address: Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-346-2000
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of...
This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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I grew up visiting this when it was at Playland at the Beach in san Fracisco. During the summers we'd play around with the different odd machines, mirrors, and penny machines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not really my cup of tea, but they do have a lot of really cool antique mechanical games it you are into that sort of thing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up visiting this when it was at Playland at the Beach in san Fracisco. During the summers we'd play around with the different odd machines, mirrors, and penny machines.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The complete history of the arcade games are housed here in this Fisherman's Wharf warehouse. Starting at the turn of last century all the way through the 80's. Most fun is that you can actually PLAY these antique games, most for a quarter or 50 cents. This is living history at it's best. A great place for a break on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent collection of old to very old arcade games and yes most of them work. A quarter or 50 cents gets them going. Be aware though you have to share them with all the kids flocking there 😀👍

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Madison,MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really amazing that they have managed to keep these old and REALLY old machines in top working order. Our teens wanted to go back a second time .....and we did.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a "can skip" if you are pressed for time during your visit to San Fran. It was noisy, very noisy. It was interesting, but we didn't stay there very long. A lot of other things to see and do that rank high above this.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely a cool place to check out when you're down at the wharf. There are modern arcade games but the retro ones were so fun to play! They had ones that were OLD - WAY before my time. But you could play almost all these games! Some were a bit spooky but it was fun being with my mom because... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The museum displays some great variety of coin-operated machines that were used in old times for games and entertainment. And, best of all, they all work and you get to play with them!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A nice quick place to dodge off to with the kids to show some old games and walk through. Don't invest more than a half hour of your itinerary to it, though, or you'll leave disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

LOVED IT! Highly recommended if you like weird and quirky places. Musée Mécanique is full of fun, exotic and sometimes even spooky old mechanical games. Bring a lot of quarters, you'll need them or just peek over the shoulders when other visitors will start the attractions. (April 2013)

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Additional Information about Musee Mecanique

Address: Address: Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-346-2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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