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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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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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Evolution of Many Things Mechanical

This was a side trip and we popped in for just a few minutes to browse the various displays The museum was very interesting and some of the displays were even hands-on. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a side trip and we popped in for just a few minutes to browse the various displays The museum was very interesting and some of the displays were even hands-on. If you are down there, stop in and take a look.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here after seeing the sea lions. Not crowded just after opening. We returned to this free attraction because we had to leave after 15 minutes, so I would plan 30 - 60 minutes for this place...kids may want to stay longer. Lots of weird old machines as well as some that are more modern. We had a few... More 

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Thank Tracey G
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole family loved playing these old arcade games. They have machines from the early 1900s through the 1980s (Ms Pacman!). Kids and adults enjoyed, and each one is between 25-cents and $1. A great deal and some fun entertainment!

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mechanical amusements going back to the 19th Century. Coin-op fortune tellers, nickelodeons, player pianos, pinball old and new, video games, whac-a-mole...you get the idea. Inexpensive too. All machines playable.

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can go in for free and see all the old coin operated machines. It was really neat. We only spent a dollar on a few old games and a player piano/band. I suggest you go and see it. Kids will love it.

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Washington, DC
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled into this place while walking around Fisherman's Wharf. Seeing the old arcade games -- all of which work -- was fascinating. Worth a visit for all ages!

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old wharf building buldging with operating antique arcade games: movie players, moving dioramas, fortune tellers, palm readers, pinball and arcade games! Prices from .05cents - .75cents, with the average price of .50cents. Something for everyone here. They even have my all time favorite: Addams Family Pinball!

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Halifax
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been looking forwards to visiting here for MONTHS. Loads of machines inside, with the majority pre 60's. As a pinball fan I was disappointed as the the few machines. I was even MORE disappointed that after I paid to play on one...it didn't work (Adams Family...right flipper!!!) I was EVEN MORE annoyed that there isn't anyone to talk to (irrespective... More 

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Scotland
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205 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stumbled across this quirky working museum. Simply full of old working mechanical fare toys and arcade machines. Well worth an hour and great if it's raining.

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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Didn't really know anything about this place just happened to stumble into it. But it was very cool seeing all the old arcade games from the past. Our 14 year old daughter could have spent all night in there. She seemed to really like seeing the old games and had fun playing them. I was impressed that these games are... More 

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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