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Address: 1096 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-1449
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Panoramic view

Novel option for looking at a great scenery. Not worth standing in line for, but a cool option if you are in the area and have the time

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona
via mobile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It ain't worth the trip but it's cute if you is already there. There is only so much one can say about this.

Thank Scrappleking
Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Novel option for looking at a great scenery. Not worth standing in line for, but a cool option if you are in the area and have the time

Thank mymegaman
Tiburon, California
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130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I grew up enjoying many of the fun places in the city, (SF) that sadly most have long sense have closed or just built over like the old playland by the sea just down the hill from this gem still standing and free still in a time when almost everything cost $$ Don't miss this small bit of our past.... More 

Thank SurFun5389
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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144 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Well worth the paltry $3 admission. We were alone the whole time we were inside. This obscura actually has rotating lenses, so the incredibly detailed image (reflection) we see on the screen is not only in motion as it moves from ocean to street to sidewalk to cliffs, but you can see vividly even the waves crashing. Although I've only... More 

Thank Citimowse
Rockledge, Florida
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41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

For only 3 dollars each its definitely worth a look. The 360 degree view of outside display in front of you on a "plate" in a dark room.

1 Thank Shawna2004
Mountain View, California
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168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Not a very attractive building from the outside but prepare to be surprised. This is science at its most basic but the result is beautiful. This is a daytime activity.

3 Thank billevans67
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This tiny little building really packs a punch! you see the surrounding beaches live in this amazing contraption! it was about 2 bucks per person, and worth every penny, probably could get 5 bucks per person, but they stay lower priced and that is cool!

2 Thank K R
Windsor, Virginia
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

A neat little stop while in the area. For $3 enjoy the magic of mirrors and sunlight reflecting a live picture onto a wooden concave table. Knowing the technology stems from 11th century theories and plans makes it pretty awe inspiring.

1 Thank jessd197
san francisco
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310 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

If you are visiting the Cliff House, do pay the $3 admission fee and enter the world of the 1930's. They use mirrors to reflect the outside world onto a table in the center of the small dark room. They also have some old-style 3D photos on the wall. It is like being in Playland in the 1950's. The camera,... More 

4 Thank bbb57aolcom
McAllen, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed it. Very relaxing, and something you don't see every day. A fun thing to do. Pay the small fee - and just do it!

1 Thank Mari-chu C

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