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The Wave Organ

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110 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415-397-5673
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Doesn’t work in low tide

Do your research before you go! It’s a long walk to the end of the pier just to show up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nursemimishell
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Arlington, Texas
via mobile
Tide too low

It was a really interesting concept I looked forward to seeing but the tide was too low so no water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cariluvzu
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Denton, Texas, United States
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110 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
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+1 415-397-5673
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"the golden gate bridge"
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"worth the effort"
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"nice walk"
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"palace of fine arts"
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"tides"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Do your research before you go! It’s a long walk to the end of the pier just to show up disappointed. We went at 5:30pm in June and the tide was too low to make any music. We googled it and the high tide wouldn’t...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really interesting concept I looked forward to seeing but the tide was too low so no water was even reaching the organ for it to make any sound that day.

Thank Cariluvzu
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

What else can one say about tombstones used to create a noise-making tube? I was there at low tide so no organ noise for me, but I loved the creativity behind it nonetheless. A quiet spot on the bay to pause for a moment. And...More

Thank Meghan V
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

With plenty of free and unlimited time parking space, we had time to walk around and took great pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Alcatraz and the Bay. The bonus was the wave organ with pipes, each produces a unique sound as the waves...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

I would not drive 90 miles to get to the wave organ at high tide. I did it because a friend requested it; not worth it. You have to stick your ear real close to the pipe to hear anything. All it is: water moving...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

The Wave Organ is an installation that has been around for over 30 years. On the morning that we went, we met up with a friend who lived in the Presidio. We visited the Palace of Fine arts and moved onto the Wave Organ. The...More

Thank madcapsules
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful view but go for that - not the organ which at best is not terribly ugly pipes and about one third the size it appears in photos. The day we went was gorgeous which made it better but you are ‘near’ for about...More

Thank Caroline J
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

We found this through Atlas Obscura and it provided a pretty cool experience. The walk from the parking lot to the wave organ was pleasant, the view of the ocean lovely and the sounds from the organ fun and funky.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited with family from out of town and expected to hear more from the "organ" but were more wow'd by the views of the bridge, Alcatraz, and the city. I was not sure what the walking conditions were based on the reviews and descriptions online...More

1  Thank Denielle A
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

I took a bus from Pier 39 and then a 15 minute walk to get to the Wave Organ which my guide book had told me was quirky and interesting - and I expected to hear strange hollow gurgling noises coming out of the pipes....More

2  Thank splumpf
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Sri C
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Christopher P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it will be very dark and cold because it is literally surrounded by the water all around. Midnight may not be as safe as during the day because you will have to walk for a while before you can reach the wave organ. If... More
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3fishies
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Zach D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair accessible. I didn't notice where the handicapped parking was located. We walked a ways from our parking spot, because the public parking was farther away than the parking for the yacht club. There were... More
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grapesgenie
September 19, 2015|
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Response from Cultured_Jewel | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how it is working now. But, when it does work it kind of sounds like a flushing toilet. I have no idea buses. But, it is quite a long walk from the sidewalk. It is at the very end of the little spit of... More
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