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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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Bring your quarters!

Such a cute place. Free to get in and has change machines for quarters. My husband and I were there over an hour looking at all the machines. Some have been around as long as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
hotmama848
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Oshawa, Canada

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Such a cute place. Free to get in and has change machines for quarters. My husband and I were there over an hour looking at all the machines. Some have been around as long as the 1890's. I am amazed at how well preserved everything is. Most machines are in great condition. So glad we stopped in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

+ Full of dozens of old-fashioned arcade machines from 1915-1980s. + No entrance fee! + Every machine requires only 1-2 quarters! + Most of the machines are interesting to just look at, even if you don't pay to play them. + Foosball table is a great value! - Nowhere to sit - Outside the tourist trap that is known as... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We came across this free gem of a museum by accident and were fascinated by this collection of vintage arcade games

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great place that took me back to my childhood and beyond. There are some very unusual machinery in here that makes for a very interesting visit. Very old fairground and amusement attractions that actually still work! Worth a visit and a walk through, just make sure you take some change with you in case you see an old machine... More 

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If your over 40 this is a must! All the coin operated games of your youth in one place. Games still work and only cost 25 cents.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Spent about 45 minutes here with my teenage son. He enjoyed trying some of the "old" Atari and other video games. It's a neat place to have a wander around. We were there around dinnertime and did not find it too crowded. Most of the pinball/video games are 50 cents a play; only some are 25 cents (Change machines are... More 

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Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite things to do when visiting Fisherman's Wharf area. Kind of hidden, but worth looking for it. Lots of old fashioned arcade games from ALL eras back to the 1940s. Pretty fun!!

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Santa Rosa, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in antique arcade machines, or want to be creeped out by old stuff, come on by. There is an electric feeling of an old midway as one trots in. There is also great parking next door.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon this while exploring Fisherman's Wharf so had a go at a couple of the games. While the games are beautifully preserved, I couldn't help but think it would be neat to have some older family members there that could reminisce about the games and add a different dimension to the experience. Many younger children there didn't seem... More 

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Gallup, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My daughters are ages 8 and 10 years old and they loved the games here. They played every game there at least once. I myself had a lot of fun here. We spent a good 6 hours here after taking the USS Pampanito tour.

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Additional Information about Musee Mecanique

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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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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