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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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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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Wonderful retrospective on the most creative, interesting games, amusement park editions through the ages! Worth a visit

The Cliff House lower level housed the original Musee Mechanique and the owners son would greet you on skates; make change and entertain. The Pier 45 rendition is wonderful, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Cuba, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

neat place to walk around had a few pin ball machines which we enjoyed. the older museum quality machines were in working order but were a bit creepy

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Cliff House lower level housed the original Musee Mechanique and the owners son would greet you on skates; make change and entertain. The Pier 45 rendition is wonderful, but will never replace the original!

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Beersheba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting, large collection of coin operated machines. Some machines are very old. all the machines still work. There is no admission fee just the price for operating the machines.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had read a bit about this place, so when we came upon it in Fisherman's Wharf, we went to check it out. It feels very old, dark and creepy. You can take time to read and learn some of the history. The kids (teens) had fun seeing and playing old machines they'd never encountered before. The space could really... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For me, this was one of the highlights of my San Francisco trip. It was a walk down memory lane for my husband and myself as we played arcade games that were only a fond memory of our childhood till then. A great way to bond with children for old folks like ourselves.

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Windsor, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun little spot to check out while at Fisherman's Wharf. It's free to enter and check out all the antique video games ranging from Pong to the old peek show machines. It will cost you quarters to try some of the machines out.

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rochester ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was a lot of fun. I was able to play games that my kids couldn't beat me at ! They had all of the fun 80's games and some truly antique games that were interesting !

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east williston,ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great collection of old fashioned machines, plus classics you grew up with! Many can be still played for just 25 cents.

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Homer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is really quite a unique collection of old, very old, arcade games, all of which can be played. There are many original pieces that seem fragile but apparently they can keep these things working. There is a bit of history, not just in gaming, but for example picture machines that flip through print photos to create a moving film.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I popped in here while touring the Maritime NHP area on our recent honeymoon. While planning the trip, I was looking for things to do near the Maritime NHP and the USS Pampanito, and Musee Mecanique caught my eye. I thought we'd give it a try. We popped in just after touring the Pampanito (which was a... More 

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