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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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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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A wonderful trip into the past

A great place to revisit childhood memories and to discover new things that I hadn't seen in my youth. The guy who created this place clearly enjoys sharing his passion free of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NeilIsgoingtosea
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to revisit childhood memories and to discover new things that I hadn't seen in my youth. The guy who created this place clearly enjoys sharing his passion free of charge with others. Well worth a visit.

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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for kids to see and try some of the video games their parents and grandparents grew up with. The kids really enjoyed seeing and playing the old games.

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Thank Kris S
New York City, New York
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300 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who knew this was here in Fisherman's Wharf. What a fun way to spend an afternoon. Playing with antique arcade games. Definitely worth spending a few minutes here and checking out these fun (and old) arcade games.

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Thank ClintPage
Southampton,England
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take yourself back to a bygone age of laughs and funfairs. Get to see and participate in the machines. This museum is free but I urge you to make a donation to keep it going

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Thank Krissy47
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a surprise to be sure - a warehouse packed to the gunnels with old game machines - some which were turn of the 20th century. Most of the machines were on and in working order which in itself was a pleasant surprise. Most could be played for 25 cents. You have to keep your eyes peeled as it... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What am amazing array of old-fashioned amusement machines. f you are older than 30 you will recognise at least half of these machines. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Rena131266
Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen a smaller version of this collection years ago at the cliff house, and it was ok, it has since moved down to the Pier area, which I'm not that crazy about, very touristy, but if you do find yourself down there, this museum is incredible. Mechanized attractions that must be 100 years old or more, and they... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In all fairness, I had not read any reviews on this place before coming, so I was going off of my husband's description only, which was "an old school penny arcade!". Now while there are many many of these "old school penny arcade" type games, I was also surprised to find many of the 70's/80's type arcade games as well... More 

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Thank ShugrGrl55
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happen to see this place and walked in and WOW!!!!! What a fun historical place this is. Games from ever era. The old penny arcade games were a real treat. It transported you back in time when these games were the Xbox of their time. IF your down in Fisherman's Wharf, please stop in for an hour and drop... More 

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Thank Frank M
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our last night in San Francisco on our way to dinner. It is great fun looking at the old machines and we quite a bit of time playing the old pin ball machines and looking at all the different amusements. My daughter (15) enjoyed it immensely - much to her own surprise.

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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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