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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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Quirky step back in time on the Wharf

Do yourself a favor and take a few quarters to the Musee Mecanique on the wharf. It is full of old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary D
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Portland, Oregon
A Journey Back in Time

Close your mind to the hustle and bustle of the outside world and imagine yourself encased in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
12davidjr
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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“arcade games” (250 reviews)
“fortune tellers” (71 reviews)
“pac man” (116 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

Do yourself a favor and take a few quarters to the Musee Mecanique on the wharf. It is full of old time vending machines, games, fortune-tellers, and more. It's a fun walk back in time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Close your mind to the hustle and bustle of the outside world and imagine yourself encased in a time capsule of simple pleasures. Stay a while. Watch the old time movies and peep shows on the Mutoscopes. Pause and marvel at the miniature towns and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum of working old-timey games and entertaining pieces that move mechanically is great fun for both kids, many of whom have never seen anything like this, and adults who may remember similar things from their childhood if they are old enough. It's the largest...More

Thank Ellen F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very cool, quite eerie, but very cool! Get a load of quarters and squander them on these antiques, there is such a vast range of different machines, it's a lot of fun, (and also a bit creepy)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I first discovered this place over 20 years ago when it was at the bottom of the Cliff House Restaurant when it moved I thought it had closed down...and I accidentally stumbled upon it when i was at the Wharf Area after I already had...More

Thank MadDude
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just spectacular, they have a huge mix of antique games, arcades, and amusements all mixed with modern games. Everything worked and it was all 1-4 quarters to operate. We enjoyed playing a lot of the games I think I spent close to...More

Thank slightlyheavy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to get in. Just bring lots of quarter and pennies if you want flattened pennies. We had fun playing old arcade games and new ones. Got our fortune told by two machines. And tried to whack the mole. Lots of fun for adults and...More

Thank NW1227
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weird and quirky. Bring quarters and hand sanitizer. Lots of old and unique games. It's free to enter.

1  Thank auryan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free museum would be fun for the young and young-at-heart. Families would have a great time playing games, some that hearken back to the 1800s, others that will transport visitors to their childhoods. My adult daughter and I had fun looking at the wide...More

1  Thank kgwyn77
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some much fun playing the games and reading our funny fortunate and looking at old timey games. super fun

1  Thank Hinditina
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