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Musee Mecanique

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Great fun

So many hilarious machines, not just pinball machines. In fact, the majority of machines are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oslo, Norway
So Much Fun

Where else can you play old school pinball machines and experience a vintage Wurlitzer or a turn of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 2 days ago

So many hilarious machines, not just pinball machines. In fact, the majority of machines are mechanical, not digital. ATM and change machine is available inside. Free admission. Great fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Where else can you play old school pinball machines and experience a vintage Wurlitzer or a turn of the century fortune teller machine. We had a blast on just a few dollars. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the absolute highlights - got to play a bunch of my old favourites while also checking out some crazy vintage coin operated machines. I could have spent most of the day here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to come across this hidden gem when walking around the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Completely full of old animatronics, music machines and some 1980’s gaming systems. With free entry and most things costing 25-50 cents to operate, you can easily pass an hour in here...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this place while walking around fisherman’s wharf and I loved it. Perfect for anyone who loves nostalgia. All the games and entertainments are cheap, so you can spend a lot of time here and not a ton of money. Also, the staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum or I should maybe call it a tiny theme park. All the old fashion and some few of the new generation arcade games can be found. Really funny to play with friends but also can be visited solo. Anyone at any age can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank barisselcen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy old-time arcade games and displays, you'll have some fun here. But don't expect the latest diversions--these are antique machines. Some are fun, while others are just silly. For older folks, a bit of a trip down memory lane.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a good hour in here. Even came back to spend the rest of my change I had collected over the course of a week’s trip. Spend only a few bucks but it was well worth it. I can’t believe more tourists don’t stop by....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dunebuggy12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have old street games on display. This is a free museum. So go visit it. The obsession of the games with "hotness" was amusing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ajeya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an enjoyable hour or so looking at and playing some of the old fashioned arcade games here. An interesting and large selection of very old machines and some more recent ones such as pinball machines and PacMan.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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
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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.