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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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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Fun place to spend some time playing with old arcade games. We enjoyed the variety of games. Many of the games were unique and ones we had never seen before. A great place for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fun place to spend some time playing with old arcade games. We enjoyed the variety of games. Many of the games were unique and ones we had never seen before. A great place for kids of all ages

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the Musee Mecanique, it has some amazing old mechanical machines and gaming arcades.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was thinking this was an early 90's, maybe 80's arcade......nope. Way back arcade. Some fun and neat selections. Great to see a selection of games from well before my time. Would recommend for any arcade enthusiastic person.

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Warsaw, Poland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I found this place by chance and ended up spending lots of time here - and quarters as well. Even though I am not very fond of arcade games and similar stuff, I found it both interesting and entertaining. Never thought the history of these games is so long! The games are very diverse, starting from plain arcades, through moving... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Antique and vintage games and diversions from penny arcades, and nickelodeons of old. It's a great way to spend an hour on the pier. Games and dioramas run from weird to recent, but always interesting. They also have a photo booth that still uses photo paper and processing.

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Rome, Italy
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I don't play arcade games, but can still appreciate the historical value of this exhibition. Entrance is free, there are many games on display and they all work so bring lots of quarters if you want to try your favorites. Quirky highlights include a fortune teller machine, a mime, a recreated Gold Rush scene, horse racing, and a French guillotine.... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Awesome collection of nickelodeons, band organs and vintage arcade games at the bay. Free admission, but bring lots of quarters to hear and play all the wonderful machines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Stumbled onto this with my son earlier this week and we both instantly fell in love - rushing to the change machine over and over again. We marveled at how intricate and elaborate each machine and its payload was. The farm must've had 100s of moving pieces! The player pianos and bands are predictable yet captivating. The guillotine....oh, my. And,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

this is the place for you. A huge variety and they are all in working order. Even if you are not a huge fan, it is free, right at Fisherman's Wharf and worth a stop in.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I really didn't know what to expect as some friend and I decided to head into the Musee Mecanique - a large warehouse type building filled with hundreds of old, yet fully operational, arcade games. They hearken back to a different era - one that I think would surprise a lot of people. Come prepared with quarters or a few... More 

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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