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Musee Mecanique

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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
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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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Arcade for all generations!

Initially walked into the Musee to get out of the wind and are so happy we did! We took a step back in time to simpler days and played working games, Mutoscopes and dioramas our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Initially walked into the Musee to get out of the wind and are so happy we did! We took a step back in time to simpler days and played working games, Mutoscopes and dioramas our great-great grandparents played. Most games were a quarter or 50 cents with some of the Mutoscopes (short films boxes from late 1800's/early 1900's) being a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This transplanted institution (which was formerly located near the Cliff House), is truly a great walk through nostalgia and San Francisco history as well. Forget about the usual tacky tourist 'attractions' and over-priced souvenir shops on Fisherman's Wharf otherwise. This warehouse museum is a unique and rare collection of entertainment arcade and amusement park memorabilia, accompanied by some professional, expertly... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled in here by accident on our way back to our hotel from Fisherman's Wharf, and it ended up being the best part of the day! It's basically a warehouse ful of old arcade games, nickelodeons, and other coin-powered attractions. The games range in age from the 1800s to ones I remember as a child growing up in the... More 

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Somis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem. It is free and is an arcade of all kinds of antique games and mechanical play things. Like you used to see in an arcade a hundred years ago. They get money when you put in your quarters to play the games. It is noisy with all the bells, clanging, singing puppets, etc.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wandered in here after dinner at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent about an hour checking out the collection of old machines and trying some of them out. It was good cheap entertainment.

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Visalia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many interesting old antique coin operated machines. Bring your camera as you watch these come to life. Lots of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is great. You can have a lot of fun for a few bucks with people of all ages! Children and adults will love seeing the old-fashioned amusements.

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Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this. My husband loved it. If you like arcades or antique toys , this is the place to go. There are a few newer games, but we played the old games. We had a great time just walking around and playing with everything. Kids will love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amidst all the tourist traps along the bay is this gem that is free! Interesting and cool to see all the old arcade and games machines still functioning! Will not repeat what other reviewers have written except worth a visit, you have nothing to lose anyway!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great venue to visit while at Fisherman's Wharf. It is obviously for people who are really into their arcade games over a long period of time. It was interesting and quaint

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