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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: +1 415-346-2000
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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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Musee Mecanique

Unbelievable collection of 100's of antique working penny arcade games and artifacts on Fisherman's Wharf. No entry fee to the museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Darrel G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unbelievable collection of 100's of antique working penny arcade games and artifacts on Fisherman's Wharf. No entry fee to the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth going in if you're in the area. Spent about an hour checking out and playing the vintage arcade games. VERY cool spot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eccentric collection of mechanical games and figures dating back to the turn of the century. Be sure to bring lots of quarters!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken our children to this museum many times. It is quirky, unique and LOUD. Totally unusual old machines from a long ago era. Check it out for yourself.

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Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you're an aficionado of old coin-operated machines, you might not find this place very much to your liking. Most of the machines are in working order and cost roughly 50 cents to operate. If you're a baby boomer, almost all the machines will look familiar to you, as we used to see them in penny arcades, circuses, carnivals, etc.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family spent a half an hour here. My daughter and I played an old hockey game and had a great time. Ms. Pacman wasn't working but we still had fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was pretty cool to check out. You could definitely spend all day here checking out all the old arcade type games. We checked out some of the old puppet shows too. Really cool place to go and take the littles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum contains hundreds of arcade games, player pianos and other mechanical contraptions from the past. Some of them must've been a hundred years old or older, but you can still play them. I had great fun looking around, and probably spent $5 worth of quarters in there! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In our opinion this arcade was the best thing at Fisherman’s Wharf. The place is full of antique carnival games and arcade machines. Entry is free and all games are either 25 or 50 cents to play but there are plenty of change machines. Highlights for us were skeeball, Whac-a-mole, original Atari arcade games and my personal favourite, chucking rubber... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't pay anything to go in and browse around but you'll almost certainly end up wanting to put quarters into some of the machines. Whatever takes your fancy it's pretty hard to spend much money here, a nice quirky and quaint visit that doesn't have 'tourist prices'! There's plenty of charm from old victorian 'end of the pier' type... More 

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