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San Francisco Bay Model

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Address: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-332-3870
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The world's largest working model of San Francisco Bay.

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Great on a Rainy Day

This place is great for children on a rainy day. They can observe, learn and run abound a bit. No need to worry about "shushing"

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sunfl0wer3
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Mill Valley, California

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Mill Valley, California
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great for children on a rainy day. They can observe, learn and run abound a bit. No need to worry about "shushing"

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Googled "What to do in Sausalito" and this popped up. I had never heard of it, despite many visits to the Bay area. It's easy to find, tucked away near the water. Huge, and chilly in the winter (think unheated warehouse) but if you like maps and that sort of thing, you really should visit. The floor where you... More 

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Manteca, CA
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This facility is awesome. The lobby and lead in areas are beautifully done. So much information and interactive things for kids to take part in. This model is huge, and actually shows how the tides effect the bay, and not just the bay, but all the inland waterways connected to it. It is used to determine how proposed changes will... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

a huge scale model of the San Francisco Bay, once used to simulate tidal movement with the entire bay . . now a public museum . . with free parking and admission . . best deal on the BAY! Bueatiful loaction and if you stop at nearby Millies to get lunch, you can eat at the tables near the Bay... More 

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San Francisco
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671 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The San Francisco Bay model is one of the most interesting attractions in the San Francisco Bay region, but it's very easy to overlook this place. Located on the waterfront in Sausalito the bay model is not usually on anyone's tourist itinerary, , but it certainly should be. Inside the bay model you will find an enormous scale model of... More 

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SF Bay Area
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232 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I'd never even heard of this model of the San Francisco Bay and it's huge ... over an acre in size! It was built to replicate the tidal activity in the bay and test various scenarios before proceeding with a project. They do that with computers now (of course, just like everything else!) so it is maintained as a museum.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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293 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have not realized how huge it is. Not terribly artistic or entertaining but still quite interesting.

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Mill Valley, California
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55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit with the family. If, like me, you were unaware of the great size of San Francisco Bay you will come away feeling awed.

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Arcata, California
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88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a super-cool huge model of the San Francisco Bay waters. It is free, and away from the horrible tourist clump by the Ferry. It is an interesting exhibit for young and old.

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Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a huge model of the San Francisco Bay, with water slowly receding and coming back according to the tides. Much, much bigger than we expected - but don't expect crashing waves. The movement of the water is imperceptible. Interesting for anyone interested in marine patterns or engineering.

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