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Musee Mecanique

Address: Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-346-2000
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Ranked #18 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Malibu, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of old fashioned games and mechanical toys, many of which can be played. An inexpensive and interesting diversion amidst the touristy confines of Fisherman's Wharf.

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edinburgh
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

When we came to San Fran for 3 days on our honeymoon we had the usual tourist places marked that we wanted to go to, we only found this place by chance when walking past it. We ended up spending nearly 2 hours in here, it was just an amazing place to be in. It had loads of old arcade... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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3 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are some very old machines; most take .$25 or .$50. There are change machines available. Some didn't work and maybe need repair or removal. We really enjoyed playing skeeball; hadn't done that in forever. People built some odd and weird machines back in the day. Best fun was the photo booth near the front door!

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Western Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My teenage kids just loved this opportunity to play old arcade games. Extensive collection of games and old time things such as the pianola. Everything works and it's a lot of fun for a small price. Most things take a quarter or two. Particularly loved the air hockey and fussball games. Top location along the pier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of money invested in old fashioned arcade and penny machines here. It brought back a lot of memories, even with our quick walk through.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You can really judge a persons age by walking through this place to see how many games you recognize! A real MUST DO while at The Fisherman's Wharf.

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Maitland, NSW
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30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you find yourself at a lose end not knowing what to do in San Fran between booked events, you should head down to the Musee for a good old fashioned belly laugh! This collection of 'old time' entertainment machines includes the ridiculous to the macabre. Make sure you fill your pockets with quarters and explore entertainment technology pre iPad,... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This has everything from awesome SUPER old arcade attractions like peep shows and love meters, to retro arcade games. Fun for everyone of any age. Must go if you are anywhere close!

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was a fun place to go if you wanted to see and play on old time machines. It is a great place to take children.

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San Francisco, California
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24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is the most amazing reliving of a time long past. If you are in San Francisco, you have to visit. First off, there is the famous Laughing Sal right when you walk in the door. If you don't know Laughing Sal, find out more because Laughing Sal is famous in San Francisco from the days long gone. And freaky... More 

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