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“Cool engineering”
Review of Cable Car Museum

Cable Car Museum
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San Francisco Sightseeing
Ranked #18 of 554 things to do in San Francisco
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A museum to San Francisco's beloved cable cars, with a subterranean walkway that lets you see the moving cable.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We visited with our extended family, including 5 kids from 6-13. A great break from riding the cable cars. I love a good free museum. And that it's actually where the work of the Cable Car happens. Their 80's video was informative. And I read almost all the placards. We did have some trouble catching the cable car AFTER the museum. They were so full. The girls all rode, and the boys and my husband WALKED to Ghirardelli Square. Not close. It's easier to get on and catch the Powell car up to the museum, than to go FROM Ghirardelli.

Thank Everellie
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Only takes a few minutes to see this place but enjoyable. I did enjoy seeing the cable system. learned a bit about the history of the Cable cars as well.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Interesting exhibition of history and workings of cable cars.
free too !
Nice shop with good range of price of gifts

Thank feebee1
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is an easy place to visit... short but astounding to see what it takes to run the Cable Car system ....fun for grownups and kids and right near Chinatown....another great detination.

Thank GandC71187
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stopped in here on our way to China Town and learned a lot about the history of the cable cars. It was very informative and free!

Thank PTOGreer
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