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Musee Mecanique

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number:
+1 415-346-2000
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10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of...

This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.

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Fun stop!

This was a fun stop! There are lots of games to play, some are super duper old --- which may or may not fascinate you. My hubs and I are 30 years old and liked playing the games... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fun stop! There are lots of games to play, some are super duper old --- which may or may not fascinate you. My hubs and I are 30 years old and liked playing the games. It's neat because it's a museum and an attraction at the same time!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the area, it's worth stoping by. The entrance is free, you only have to pay if you want to play on any of the arcade machines.

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Thank ItsStef
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really cool arcade style "museum" that has old arcade games. Lots of fun and only takes 25-75 cents per game so you can have a lot of fun for $5! Wasn't too busy either, easy to find lots of games to play and all kinds of styles - pinball, shooting games, table hockey, races.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to have a bite to eat or drink, see the stinky but fabulous sealions and to pick up some souveniers to take home

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 30 minutes to an hour walking around the tightly packed store room. It's full of old antique arcade machines, some I've never seen before that still work. If you like, you can play them and some are quite weird. Interesting place to wonder through, and entry is free.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I try to bring tourists here for a visit. It's always a great time with old-style arcarde games, plus the Laughing Sal from the Fun House that was near Ocean Beach (currently condo blocks).

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Thank Iceland4Me
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This arcade is definitely worth making a visit to. Even if you only wander around the museum (free entry), the vintage arcade machines are great to see. However, it's well worth spending a few quarters to experience some of the old machines (e.g arm wrestling, skeeball etc.)

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say? You cannot come to San Francisco and not stop here!!!! a small place stopped in time, small, pleasant, fun, incredible!!

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Lufkin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With 3 teens and a tween in our party, this stop was a must-do! There were loads of cheap ($0.25) arcade games to play and they also spent a lot of time on some old-fashioned favorites like whack-a-mole and pac-man! There were plenty of fun things to just look at as well.

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Thank Emily L
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is simply amazing- hands down, not much more than this to say! Old time amusement park games, arcade stuff and even a few naughty things, plus some really weird stuff as well - who in the world would come up with the idea, let alone take time to build, a diorama of a Victorian era opium den? Or... More 

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