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“Even locals don't know about this” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Francisco Bay Model

San Francisco Bay Model
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-3870
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Sausalito
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The world's largest working model of San Francisco Bay.
London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Even locals don't know about this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A model of SF Bay the size of a football field which replicates the tides and currents. Very informative and interesting. More fun than it sounds, and free.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A great geological perspective of San Francisco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A great geological perspective of San Francisco and the Bay Area, You'll be amazed how big this working model of the bay is.

Visited January 2013
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Sausalito, California
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“San Francisco Bay from a whole new perspective”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Another "off the beaten path" adventure for visitors to Bay Area and Sausalito. Beautiful exhibits, beautiful facility, very interesting history of San Francisco Bay, real time exhibits, fascinating museum of the Marinship WWII shipbuilding industry.

Visited July 2013
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Sausalito, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fascinating overview”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this model gives you great perspective on how the San Francisco Bay Area is effected by eb and flow tide water...in real time. a must see!

Visited September 2012
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Sausalito, CA
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Huge 3D Topographic Map”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great spot for those interested in the San Francisco Bay Area's geography and the history of Sausalito. As my office is 1/4 mile away, I'll often take out of town visitors there while on a lunchtime walk.

It's a bit old fashioned, but nonetheless interesting. What is remarkable is a small exhibit on the history of the creation and building of the Marin Shipyards during World War II, and how in a very short time ground was assembled, railroad tracks laid, buildings and shipyards created, and a huge number of Liberty Ships created to support the war effort.

If the current Sausalito town government was in charge back in the 1940s we could have lost the War, as it takes months to do a simple alteration in an office....... Clearly what was done would have taken decades, so here we also have an a example of what can be done quickly if and when the need arises.

Visited June 2013
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