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An interesting walk back in time while enjoys the amazing panoramic views of the area. There is a... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Arvada, Colorado
Nature at it’s best

Our family fell in love with the view! It’s so beautiful! One of God’s masterpiece! Can’t believe... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Jaye N Maricar D
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1096 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-1449
+1 415-750-0415
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Pay $3 for an old-timey attraction that projects an image of the outside onto a big screen, with a few holograms on the walls. Then go outside and see the scenery yourself. Was it interesting? Sure. Did I need to go out of my way...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Feels like this place is from a bygone era when you walk up to it and once you get inside. But the giant obscura camera shows a view of the beach that is worth a look. I loved pondering the science behind the images we...More

1  Thank mama2potter
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It's worth checking out the Camera Obscura if you're over by the Cliff House but I wouldn't make it a destination. At $3/person it didn't seem worth it for what was a 5-minute self-guided tour of the inside. The bowl inside is cool.

Thank Cold417
Reviewed May 27, 2018

An interesting walk back in time while enjoys the amazing panoramic views of the area. There is a small fee and parking can be a bit challenging. It was well worth the visit and the attraction itself is located on an amazing iconic place too.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Our family fell in love with the view! It’s so beautiful! One of God’s masterpiece! Can’t believe this is just a fee mins. away from the city.

Thank Jaye N Maricar D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great spot to visit. Great views of the pacific, easy access to beach areas. Not overly crowded. Especially nice for adults.

1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Closed when I visited (Dec 27th). Called the number and it says open daily, weather permitting. It's sunny and clear. Second time I have tried to come here and it's closed Again! in perfect weather. At least update the phone message to say closed today....More

4  Thank jbracer2
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I heard about the Camera Obscura on the site 'Atlas Obscura' otherwise I might not have seen it, but it's rather interesting and if you're here during the day and it's open you can have a look, but I won't spoil it for you. Good...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Camera Obscura is tucked away behind the Cliff House and next to the ocean. Once inside it is an odd little place but well worth exploring. There are holograms on the wall that are incredible and the camera table itself takes up most of...More

1  Thank Don_Hobbs
Reviewed September 7, 2017

For a few dollars, you can be transported to a place you've never been. An apparition of the surrounding landscape and ocean appears magically on a 5-foot flattened bowl in the middle of the circular room. On a sunny day, waves sparkle and people walk,...More

3  Thank Seth M
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