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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
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

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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Come play antique pinball machines!

This place is filled with antique pinball machines that people were playing like crazy. It was entertaining to see all the different kinds of pinball machines that have been made... read more

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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is filled with antique pinball machines that people were playing like crazy. It was entertaining to see all the different kinds of pinball machines that have been made through time.

Thank Peggy H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this place checking out Fisherman's Wharf. It is a free arcade of sorts with 100+ year old games of every kind. Slot machines, video games, fortune tellers, whatever. They have a few plaques with some brief History if you are interested in that kind of thing. But for the most part it is a very large room... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've found Musee Mecanique while walking on the street and could never pass by without entering. It's super cool for the ones who loves the machines and also photo booth.

Thank thaisbrando
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been with family and step by in MM. And we couldn't get out... So much fun playing old school machines.

Thank Pawel B
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought a baggie full of quarters just like when I was a girl just to start all of the vintage arcade games. I have been visiting The Musee Mecanique since I was a girl and it feels the same!!

Thank MrsTG2013
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. A great way to spend an hour or two. There are machines if you don't have quarters. I believe a couple of them take dimes too so have them on hand. Love when fun and history are combined!

Thank LaAnn
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't really sure what this was until we stepped inside. The place is full of arcade and carnival style games - even some wonderful antique games. Most of the games cost a quarter, but there were several free games, too. I took a group of teenagers and adults - both guys and gals - and they all had a... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had so much fun exploring the games. was great that it is free entry because we really were happy to spend a few quarters here and there playing the old games

Thank happy-sydney09
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this was my families favorite part of the whole trip. Thats not to say San Fran wasn't great but this place was awesome and not something I have seen around other places. The classics brought me back to being a kids and even my kids with all the modern technology had a blast playing the classics. $40 dollars... More 

Thank Michael J
New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes you need to do something uneducational :) We all enjoyed playing pinball and the old school arcade games. Bring quarters, or if not there are change machines. A good diversion.

Thank exit130

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