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Musee Mecanique

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Take a roll of quarters !

A step back in time . Mechanical toys from arcades and amusement parks of the past still delight... read more

Reviewed today
Barbra B
Santa Cruz, California
2 visitors, 2 views

I loved walking through this place and would have loved staying longer. However, my friend did not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Syracuse, NY
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed today

A step back in time . Mechanical toys from arcades and amusement parks of the past still delight .Be sure to have quarters handy to run the attractions. Good for families , good rainy day attraction but fun any day , worth a stop

Thank Barbra B
Reviewed yesterday

I loved walking through this place and would have loved staying longer. However, my friend did not particularly like it and wanted to walk through it as quickly as possible. I,m going to have to revisit this place on my own.

Thank occasionaltraveler04
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone loves the quirky mechanical toys and machines... bring a few coins, and plan to laugh a lot ! A great thing for families - room for kids to breathe...

Thank kat525252
Reviewed 6 days ago

The is not really a museum because you can play most of the machines here and some of them really brought back memories. Definitely worth a stop when at Fishermen's Wharf and bring quarters

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very interesting collection bringing back memories. All the displays work, but change is required (and available) to operate them. Just to walk around is fun.

Thank ArnieL707
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to Pier 45, this museum was free to get in. There is a huge room full of vintage fairground arcade style machines which can all be played. We spent some time here. Worth a visit.

Thank dwyrydN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was totally blown away by this place. It transports you back in time and gives you a taste of what entertained people in the 1920s in the era before YouTube and computer games. I paid 25c to watch an 'adult film' which turned out...More

Thank Drunkenhammie
Reviewed 1 week ago

who would have thought a museum dedicated to these machines would be such fun, we even had a game of air hockey.

Thank Jenness R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chanced upone this when walking the area. The range of old arcade machines is amazing and onlyb25 cents each to play. We got hooked on a 1928 golf game, which provided hours of fun. Worth making the effort to visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here a couple of times on our trip to Fisherman’s wharf. Free entry. There are a lot of arcade machines from the early 1900’s through to the 90’s. Most games are 25 cents to play, some are 50 cents but they are all worth...More

Thank David R
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June 16, 2018|
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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.