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Musee Mecanique

Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-346-2000
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Very Entertaining!

On our recent trip to San Francisco, we stayed within walking distance to the Musee Mecanique, so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jkdurham
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Minford, Ohio
Fun place to spend a little time when it rains

Old world penny arcade games and artifacts. Most machines cost 0.25 cents, so will not cost a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AB07Preston
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Preston, United Kingdom
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-346-2000
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Reviewed yesterday

On our recent trip to San Francisco, we stayed within walking distance to the Musee Mecanique, so we actually visited twice. The kids really enjoyed it. It is free to go in and look at the games. You only have to pay if you want...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old world penny arcade games and artifacts. Most machines cost 0.25 cents, so will not cost a lot for a few laughs.

Thank AB07Preston
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You would need a heart of stone not to love this working collection of amusement machines from the 20th century. All the old favourites are here and you can experience most of them for just 25 cents a go. We spent a very happy hour...More

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place houses a hundred or more arcade games and pinball machines of yesteryear. From an interactive airboats game and several period pinball Machines to near antique zoetrope ; there’s Something for every age. For adults and Older Americans there is the nostalgia of seeing...More

Thank Shankar R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Museum of old arcade games. Mostly historical that you can still ply for a quarter. My daughters loved it. They spend a good hour and would have stayed longer if we let them.

Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic array of old slot machines. Free entry and you can play the old games for one or more quarters. Some great musical machines and 3d slide shows. Don't miss the British and French style executions... Get your palm read and have a massage.

Thank groldis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't have a pocket full of quarters, this is a very interesting, old fashioned, game hall to stroll through. It is just amazing how entertainment has changed.

Thank DonnaandCraig
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had spent our money on street performers, and should have saved more for this museum! IT is great fun. The have all kinds of old fashioned coin operated games and automatons. Some are the size of small rooms--I was especially impressed with the farmhouse...More

Thank Kristin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat antique machines you can put your quarter in and watch them run. Some are animated, several are no longer politically correct and some are rather gruesome. A look back into the past.

Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews are correct... this place is amazing! Grab about $10 in quarters from one of the many change machines. Try them all. There are some really unique pieces of history in here and a lot of laughs to be had. Try the giant Wurlitzer...More

Thank TheTravelFishes
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BluTreehouse
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Response from tiare988 | Reviewed this property |
Ed Zelinsky is the owner, according to Wikipedia. He started collecting at age 11 and his games were first exhibited in the 1920s at Playland.
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