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Musee Mecanique: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fun place, but it's more like a storage space with many arcade and other coin-operated machines. It's an interesting place to spend 15 minutes and try our a thing or two, but calling it a museum... quite a stretch. The place is dusty...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank GoldenJoplin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has amusement machines from the early 1900's right through to the modern day. Most things will cost you 25c a go. The machines are pretty well kept and there are some very interesting ones to play! Do yourself a favour and jump in.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SandiC930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past this place and decided to go in and I was pleasantly surprised! Must pop in if in the area, so much fun!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kandykaur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A child's delight and a lot of adults too. All kinds of old arcade games and attractions from way back when. Amazingly noisy . and free to visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tigger69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you just cruise through this place for a moment it is a for sure must see! There's so, so many old games that it's just too interesting to pass up.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right at the edge of Fisherman's Wharf lies this working museum. Well worth a visit and you can literally smell the oldness in the building from the machines.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JohnPaul78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the place. Old arcade games from the 1800 to the 90ths. Both computer games and old antique ones. All are working and costs a quarter to $1 to try. I myself tried my old favourite arcade game Spy Hunter, worth every penny.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so much fun and lots of great conversations about history were had while walking through and looking at the machines here. We probably spent about $10 but I wish we had had a few more quarters for a few last minute machines. There...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lacy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of old machine , i use to play with , if you have spare change it's the place to have fun . It was not our plan to go there but I don't regret it .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sly1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here today and probably spent about $10 - what a bargin. Not sure how to describe it really - museum in as much as there are lots and lots of very old machines, but also an arcade because many...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
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16 June 2018|
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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.