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The Wave Organ

110 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415-397-5673
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Beautiful view but "organ" unassuming

Visited with family from out of town and expected to hear more from the "organ" but were more wow'd... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denielle A
via mobile
Not worth going out of your way to see

I took a bus from Pier 39 and then a 15 minute walk to get to the Wave Organ which my guide book... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Kent, UK
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110 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94129
Marina District
+1 415-397-5673
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family from out of town and expected to hear more from the "organ" but were more wow'd by the views of the bridge, Alcatraz, and the city. I was not sure what the walking conditions were based on the reviews and descriptions online...More

Thank Denielle A
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I took a bus from Pier 39 and then a 15 minute walk to get to the Wave Organ which my guide book had told me was quirky and interesting - and I expected to hear strange hollow gurgling noises coming out of the pipes....More

1  Thank splumpf
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I can say I've seen it and check it off my list but I wouldn't choose this over so many other great attractions around the city. We visited a little after high tide so I'm sure that contributed, but there was nothing but the echo...More

Thank ttmt2
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place was NOT worth the time. It smelt like iron and there are used condoms and drug paraphernalia all over. At one point this was probably a great place to visit and relax. But the only people relaxing and enjoying this time around were...More

Thank luvitorhateit
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you're into major sights, skip it. San Francisco has plenty of big things to see and do. You won't find this worth the effort if you're looking for something off a top ten list. But I loved it. It's unique and seemed to encompass...More

1  Thank M M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I was real excited to check these out as I had never heard of them before. Used MapQuest and went the wrong way for a bit before realizing it was the wrong way. It was nice walking along the coastline.The site was pretty but the...More

Thank Kimberlee B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This was very poorly marked. We had to walk thru the parking lot of a fancy yacht club to get there. Felt like we were trespassing. Once there it was dirty and we only heard sound coming thru 1 of the tubes. What a total...More

1  Thank TravlerMary
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth the effort to get here - public transit got us close but last section is a cold and windy walk! The concept is neat and although the place could use some TLC, I'm glad we went.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's rather unique but you will only hear the "notes" at a high tide. It's a shame about the graffiti and the difficulty in finding the venue. It is still worth a visit as it is so very different.

Thank MimiA165
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The wave organ is cool and we have brought people here many times. It's a nice walk there, beautiful views, fresh air, and special sounds when you arrive and immerse yourself in this funky mix of human-made culture with nature.

1  Thank JDZatSF
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Zach D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair accessible. I didn't notice where the handicapped parking was located. We walked a ways from our parking spot, because the public parking was farther away than the parking for the yacht club. There were... More
19 September 2015|
Response from Cultured_Jewel | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how it is working now. But, when it does work it kind of sounds like a flushing toilet. I have no idea buses. But, it is quite a long walk from the sidewalk. It is at the very end of the little spit of... More