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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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What a wonderful place for history buffs and gamers!

This is the coolest place, just filled with antique arcade games, in working order, mostly! Take... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan B
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Fun, Kitchy, Cute

This is one of those places you just wander in when nearby to check it out. We actually had a lot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dawn H
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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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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 via mobile

This is the coolest place, just filled with antique arcade games, in working order, mostly! Take plenty of quarters! So much fun! It made us young again, for awhile! There was a very nice young attendant with an amazing smile who gave us our quarters...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of those places you just wander in when nearby to check it out. We actually had a lot of fun doling out quarters to play some old-fashioned games.

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is great. If you fancy some ‘good old family fun’ and the chance to break the barrier between teens and parents...this could be it. Old fashioned games for 25c....silly, fun, confusing, family-friendly.... we spent an hour, laughed and joked and blew....about $5... you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This little gem is hidden away on Fisherman's wharf. The admission is free, although you do have to pay to actually play the arcade games. You will probably never see a more extensive collection of antique arcade games in a single place. I am so...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you take plenty of change (if not there's machines that will do it for you). You need to be careful with a lot of those machines as some of them are more than likely older than we are.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unique museum of old arcade games. Super fun to walk through this and see the different games, and be able to play them

Thank Abigail T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came here while at Fisherman’s Wharf and had fun. For 10$ we got about a half an hour of entertainment playing some classic arcade games. This would have been a five star experience had all of the machines worked. About 1/5...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ducked into Musee Mecanique after our tour of the USS Pampanito. We could hear it outside and it looked interesting, so we gave it a look. I ended up spending 3 or 4 dollars on the old mechs they had. A couple that I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is totally hands on. My 10 and 11 year olds love it. It’s older games at a great price. Plus some very nostalgic items for the adults to enjoy. When in San Francisco especially with kids pop in you’ll enjoy it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an arcade nut. I fix games in my spare time, so I really appreciated some of the games they had there, working. They had a Death Race, which was unbelievable - most of those games were destroyed based on public outcry, since you were...More

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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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