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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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Out of the blue fun

We stumbled upon this arcade whilst walking along the pier and had a good hour of fun. Switching between classic arcade games and old style machines. Highly recommend, get your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
basilsjourney
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this arcade whilst walking along the pier and had a good hour of fun. Switching between classic arcade games and old style machines. Highly recommend, get your change ready.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is an interactive trip into the history of mechanical games such as pinball machines and much, much more.

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Montreal, Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge selection of side-show attractions spanning many, many years. Nostalgia kicked in seeing some of the video consoles from my youth. Many very old, intricate and still working mechanical marvels.

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Ona, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 are very touristy, so it may or may not be your thing, but if you are in San Francisco, you MUST go to the Musee Mecanique. It's a free museum, filled with old arcade games, some from as far back as 1880. Bring some cash, change it for quarters and see Laughing Sal or... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to spend a couple of hours. The arcade games are antiques that are fully operational. Some of the games are from the turn of the century. For example, one game is titled "Opium Den", drop a quarter in and watch the toys chase a dragon. My wife and I found it fun and entertaining to see what people... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you've the time can pop in for the old timer machine game and music. The slots machines are interesting too. Can come here to get away from the sun heat during summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We popped into the Musee Mechanique while waiting to go on a boat tour from Fisheran's Wharf and had a lot of fun. There was a huge variety of games and machines, and at a quarter a go, it was well worth the couple of dollars we spent. A surprising highlight of our time in San Francisco!

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place if you are into old time arcade and video games. For a few dollars, you can play all your old favorites.

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this by the Pier and remember reading about it. The place is cute, some machines didn't work. Most did. It was fun to take the kids to see. Full of all the old games you used to play.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique place, no less. Strange machines from early times, there are some very curious machines. Although the themes of the machines repeat a lot, it's cool to just see other people play. My favorite were the musical machines. There are photo booths!

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