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Musee Mecanique

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Arcade through the ages

A bit of an accidental find - and one of the hits of our SF visit. Come here with $5 per person and... read more

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Mark C
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Barrington, New Jersey
You are a child again in seconds.

I’m 49 and after a trip here all my wife could say was you ran around like a small child. There is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Allister16
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2012

This was our fourth visit to the Musee Mechanique, a place we are always eager to spend a bit of time when visiting San Francisco. Here you can find a interactive museum (free entry) featuring a nice collection of antique arcade games and mechanical machines....More

7  Thank BradJill
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This is one of the few free things to do in San Fran. It is on Fisherman's Wharf and is worth looking into. It is a museum of old arcade-type puppet shows and mechanical toys. It only takes 30 mins to walk around and maybe...More

1  Thank Marnie T
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Reviewed yesterday

A bit of an accidental find - and one of the hits of our SF visit. Come here with $5 per person and wander around century-old coin-operated games up through more recent video games and pinball machines. There's something for everyone - plus it's inexpensive...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’m 49 and after a trip here all my wife could say was you ran around like a small child. There is such a range of amusements / games here it’s brilliant, from the very first fairground games to all the 70’s and 80’s acrcade...More

Thank Allister16
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love this place. You can find old machines with photos from the San Francisco earthquake in the early 1900´s. There are some awesome machines that have beautiful music. There is also a baseball game, very accurate, It´s from 1937 but it has a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, so it’s not that well hidden, but my wife and I hadn’t spotted it in our guide books. We only went because my sister in law specifically recommended it, and I’m so glad that she did. This is a full history tour to pier...More

1  Thank S1678HErobertg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed strolling along the great collection of amusements that are so evocative of times past. It's a credit to the curator that so many and such an eclectic assemblage of games is available for all to enjoy again. A diverting hour or so.

Thank permia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love our visit to this museum. Just be sure to have enough quarters, because, even if you don´t want it, you will be tempted to play (and i recommend you to do it!)

Thank Denisse M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a ton of very old (late 1890s to 1915) musical instruments including Wurlitzer piano players and others in great condition for 50 cents or $1 a play. What a treat!

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we found this place. Has lots of really old slot machines and games from a bygone era. Great fun and great memories.

Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fun little find while exploring Fisherman's Wharf. We popped in, played a few games and had fun!

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome, with all of its old arcade machines. Many were creepy, like the dancing puppets and the English execution. It was a fun way to spend a few quarters

Thank laura c
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BluTreehouse
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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.
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