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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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Historical fun

This is a fun place with hands on historical antique arcade games and attractions. Even if you do... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
daigall
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San Francisco, California
Flasback

it's free for visiting if you want to play the machines cost 25 cents per game. you will feel like... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
CHINO1808
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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+1 415-346-2000
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a fun place with hands on historical antique arcade games and attractions. Even if you do not play try any of the attactions, it is quite fun to walk through.

Thank daigall
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

it's free for visiting if you want to play the machines cost 25 cents per game. you will feel like coming back when you were younger. Loved it.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This museum is a really fun place to explore and play some old arcade games. It's a large warehouse filled with hundreds (thousands?) of old-timey carnival and arcade games, most of which are functioning and you can actually play! Definitely worth a stop if you're...More

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

What an awesome find! The name doesn't really give away what you will find inside. It's a free "museum" of sorts - all kinds of vintage arcade games and machines with some dating back several decades. Make sure to bring cash to convert to quarters...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go in the Western United States! It is absolutely the BEST Museum (of its kind) and the most fun thing to do in Northern California for anyone who enjoys historic games, machines, and devices, or old Amusement...More

Thank Jeff N
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was told about this place by a friend who went in here on a rainy trip to SF with kids. But this is great for all ages. I cannot believe that you can touch these vintage games and machines let alone still play them...More

Thank Ian O
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped into this place on a family visit to San Fransisco with 2 teenage kids. I did not expect this to be a hit but I stand corrected. If you have kids that lean towards mechanical interests this place is a pleasant surprise. Bring...More

Thank IfishAlot
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A fascinating museum with free entry. The museum is comprised of coin operated arcade games ranging from about 1901 to today. Most games are 25c to play, and some are 50c. A really cheap afternoon. It was an awesome insight into how certain games had...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Old fashioned arcade games and mechanical toys. A neat place for laughs and fun. Our teens and adults both enjoyed it.

Thank Susannah B
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

An unexpected treasure on Fisherman's Wharf is the Musee Mecanique, a unique collection of early arcade games and nickelodeons. Admission is free. It is entirely up to the visitor as to how many games (if any) they wish to play. Many of the arcade experience...More

Thank DonMarinelli
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