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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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The Musee Mecanique has every game from the turn of the century, and most of them are still working. You could spend all day, and a lot of money, playing all those games. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Langley, BC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Musee Mecanique has every game from the turn of the century, and most of them are still working. You could spend all day, and a lot of money, playing all those games. The kids thought it was very interesting to see what games were like in the 'olden days'. Of course, they also have current ones to enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great old school pin ball and air hockey. Quarter guzzler but quite an experience especially for those born after 1985!

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Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Old time coin operated machines. Some are photo boxes of SF a century ago. Some run miniature towns, or baseball players. They have old fashioned fortune tellers. Lots of the games are a quarter and worth the fun. This place is good for tourists, families out for some fun, or even a date.

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Perry, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

First let me say that some of this stuff can creep you out. I am not a fan of clowns or marionette type dolls. That being said my husband and I spent a good deal of time here laughing and playing some of the machines. Yes, that's right...you can actually play with the machines...not just look at them and wonder... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

(written by my son) excellent old games from the past - well maintained and most if not all in working condition, giving a nice feeling you are in the good old days. A good experience for kids!, where every one will find nice activity for his liking

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

it was like being transformed to a century ago....I could see many of the artifacts being used in the movies. Some are hilarious and some are frankly disturbing. It was such a beautiful day outside and I didn't want to spend time inside. I gave it about 15 minutes, but on a rainy day and with some company I'm sure... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went in here as was passing and happily whiled away an hour using the mixture of arcade games and antique amusements. There is a fantastic variety. My 10yr old though it was great and could have stayed longer. Would be a great place to visit to get out of the sun or rain a while if you're nearby. There are... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What is absolutely awesome about Musee Mecanique is that you can actually play on all the old games! It's not one of this place where you can't touch. We spent a good hour playing with the most fun machines and games I have ever seen!

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like old style pinbal/arcade games dating back to when Granny was wee, then you will enjoy this museum. Bonus is that its free entry so even families will enjoy some time roaming about in here.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Take the time to visit. Entrance is free...bring quarters . Get your fortune told by granny . Fishermans wharf area at the back of crab restaurant row. Just past pier 39 signage Lots of antique penny arcade items to play and look at

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