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Musee Mecanique

Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-346-2000
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The only redemable thing in Pier 39 Go there.

I grew up in San Francisco when I was a child this was called the Penny Arcade and located at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ceramicsgrl
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San Francisco, California
Fun place to see a history of mechanical amusements.

This place has been in movies such as the Princess Diaries so I wanted to check it out. They had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leonard M
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed yesterday

I grew up in San Francisco when I was a child this was called the Penny Arcade and located at the Sutra Bathhouses. I was always memorized by the old arcade games from the early 1900's. They all still work and this arcade is hands...More

Thank ceramicsgrl
Reviewed yesterday

This place has been in movies such as the Princess Diaries so I wanted to check it out. They had a great collection of antique and more recent amusements, some dating back to early 20th century. Most cost only a quarter and they have several...More

Thank Leonard M
Reviewed 2 days ago

As this is in a popular area it is worth a look. Lovely sunset from the pier outside and lots of quirky gizmos inside. Look out for the staff on roller-skates collecting quarters!

Thank Alyce0707
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ventured in to this large arcade and marvelled at some coin operated attractions we remembered from our youth. We were also fascinated by some attractions that belong to our parents childhoods. For between 1 and 4 quarters your can get a taste of amusements...More

Thank John_Rowanne
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this museum 2 years ago and went again with my son who enjoyed seeing how arcade games have evolved over the years. There are many to see from years gone by and then again you will find the newer games. Don't be fooled...More

Thank AMPnj
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seeing 20 y old youngsters smiling, laughing and again playing with these mechanic gadgets was surprising. My three sons enjoyed the museum though they are used to their mobiles and play there. This museun was a wakeup call for the of the close past history.

Thank Kalle M
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can see lots of old video and mechanical games. Some as old as the early 1900s and some from the early video games of the 80s. You can see some of the old early 'movies' from the early 1900s and some of the damage...More

Thank Shana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent several hours in this museum as an artist/illustrator. The displays are entertaining - much better than present day arcades.

Thank lizscotta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Adult kids really enjoyed playing the retro games in this museum. They challenged each other and could have easily spent half a day.

Thank Hugette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a blast! We found it here on TA and decided to visit when we were in Fisherman's Wharf! They have a great collection of old school games and many are just a quarter! Really a fun place to explore and play!

Thank noelle m
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