The San Francisco Dungeon

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The San Francisco Dungeon

The San Francisco Dungeon
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Speciality Museums • Game & Entertainment Centers
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About
The San Francisco Dungeon is NOT your usual visitor attraction! We're an exciting mix of 9 live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360° sets, 1 dark boat ride and authentic storytelling. Being scared has never been more fun. Our unique take on history has made us one of Europe's best-loved visitor attractions. But now, for the first time, we have arrived in the USA! San Francisco is the perfect venue; filled with history, intrigue and colorful characters.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone 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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.

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Anna Hesmondhalgh
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions
Fabulous!
Sep 2020
Loved this dungeon! Personally I did enjoy the London Dungeon better as I have been there multiple times but this was still very interesting. My favorite bit was when we were inside Alcatraz prison with the strobe lights. Actors were top notch, I got a bag at the souvenirs, overall a great experience.
Written August 5, 2021
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JessieAFJ
West Lothian, UK43 contributions
Good fun
Feb 2020 • Friends
Dungeon visits are always silly fun, not scary for most, but one lady on our tour jumped and screamed at all the frights which was highly entertaining. It's like a humourous, dark history tour of San Francisco. Be prepared to be called on to particapate, it's all in good fun.

Good way to spend 1 and half. Very close to the pier and surrounded by shops.

The actors are excelllant as well.
Written March 14, 2020
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear you had fun! We hope to entertain you again soon! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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TravelBug
Denver, Colorado, USA8 contributions
FUN!
Dec 2019
Fun and not too scary. Good story. Be prepared to be part of the action (just need to have a sense of humor). Really liked the wax museum as well.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear you had fun! We hope to entertain you again soon! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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Douglas B
1 contribution
Well done all around...
Dec 2019
It really was entertaining and we were pleasantly surprised on not only the various sets but we found the actors immersed in their roles. It a far larger tour than expected. Our grandsons loved it (12 & 14) as well as we did. We noticed too that the rest of our group also enjoyed this experience.
Written December 28, 2019
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear you had fun! We hope to entertain you again soon! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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megan h
6 contributions
Would give 0 if I could - awful & deceitful company who steal your money
Nov 2019 • Couples
Arrived to be told it was closed & I'd be contacted & refunded by the manager - 1 month later they're still ignoring my emails even though they were supposed to contact me to issue a refund. I paid for this attraction months in advance and was so excited to see it. Fair enough, it was closed and may have been unforeseen (the colleague didn't seem to give much information on it or care) but to then be trusting in the company to contact me and refund me my money and that not happen - you should be ashamed of just stealing people's hard earned money. As a company, as a business your ethical standards are rock bottom.
Written December 11, 2019
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Thank you for this feedback. If this has not yet been resolved to your satisfaction, would you please contact me at Matthew.Gunter@merlinentertainments.biz I will look into this and get your refund issued. I am sorry that we may have failed you, but we would like to make it right.
Written July 22, 2020
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Keston O
37 contributions
Historic, funny and a little scared,
Jan 2019 • Couples
Anyone who gives this experience a bad review is missing the point. This tells the story of San Francisco in a very entertaining way. The actors are funny and engaging. I loved it and am now taking my teens to it so that they can be "Shanghai'd" ... LOL
Written December 1, 2019
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear you had fun! We hope to entertain you again soon! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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Laurie
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
Girls trip to San Francisco from Calgary,Alberta
Nov 2019 • Friends
I thought the dungeon was awesome! I had never went to one of these before! The actors were great and funny ! I Just want to say thanks to the handsome guy sitting next to me for making me feel safe! 😂
Written November 28, 2019
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear you had fun! We hope to entertain you again soon! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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Culture535761
18 contributions
The Dungeon....WOW
Nov 2019 • Friends
A must stop for anyone visiting San Francisco. Learn the history of The city. Performances by local actors and actresses. Fun and Entertaining! I have been there 3 times and will definitely go back. Thank you for the best entertainment.
Written November 27, 2019
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WOW Indeed!! Thank you so much for your kind review and your continued support! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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Jane A
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Ok only.
Nov 2019
Was a bit disappointed with this attraction. Having been to London Dungeons several times I had high hopes for this one. This was not to be. Tour was disjointed and difficult to hear the presentation at times. The drop ride at the end was also an anticlimax.
Written November 3, 2019
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Thank you for your review and feedback. Only through reviews like yours, can we improve. Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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PasadenaCAMom
Pasadena, CA25 contributions
Worth it!
Oct 2019 • Family
We got a Groupon to visit the Dungeon. All 4 of us including a 10 year old and 12 year old really enjoyed it. It was a bit scary but nothing that wasn’t on a “scary fun” level. The experience runs every 30 minutes and wasn’t crowded on a Monday. It was totally in the spirit of Halloween so it was especially fun to visit in October. Recommended for tourists and locals.
Written October 21, 2019
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear you had fun! We hope to entertain you again soon! Matthew
Written July 22, 2020
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The San Francisco Dungeon is open:
  • Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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