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Musee Mecanique

Open Now: 10:00 - 19:00
Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
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A must for visitors over 55

An interesting old fashioned amusements arcade some of which I remember from my childhood... read more

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Susan B
Arcade history

Wow so much history in one place. It is great to see the old arcade games people used to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Reviewed yesterday

An interesting old fashioned amusements arcade some of which I remember from my childhood, particularly the pinball machines

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow so much history in one place. It is great to see the old arcade games people used to enjoy playing from the 40s right through to the 90s. I could spend a whole day enjoying all the machines. Well worth a visit whilst you...More

Thank JackMehof
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After having happy hour drinks at the restaurant across the street from this museum, we wandered in and ended up spending over an hour in here! Its free to get in and open until 8pm on weekends, although I'm pretty sure we were here til...More

Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So cool. You can play and use all. A must see for all arcade fans. The bad: no Street Fighter... It even has old xxx flip picture things.

Thank Adi K
Reviewed 4 days ago

A step back in time . Mechanical toys from arcades and amusement parks of the past still delight .Be sure to have quarters handy to run the attractions. Good for families , good rainy day attraction but fun any day , worth a stop

Thank Barbra B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved walking through this place and would have loved staying longer. However, my friend did not particularly like it and wanted to walk through it as quickly as possible. I,m going to have to revisit this place on my own.

Thank occasionaltraveler04
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone loves the quirky mechanical toys and machines... bring a few coins, and plan to laugh a lot ! A great thing for families - room for kids to breathe...

Thank kat525252
Reviewed 1 week ago

The is not really a museum because you can play most of the machines here and some of them really brought back memories. Definitely worth a stop when at Fishermen's Wharf and bring quarters

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting collection bringing back memories. All the displays work, but change is required (and available) to operate them. Just to walk around is fun.

Thank ArnieL707
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to Pier 45, this museum was free to get in. There is a huge room full of vintage fairground arcade style machines which can all be played. We spent some time here. Worth a visit.

Thank dwyrydN
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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.