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Musee Mecanique

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number:
+1 415-346-2000
10:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of...

This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.

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Let Yourself be Ten Years Old Again!

Few things make me happier than a trip to the Musee Mecanique! I'm pretty immature as it is, but once I'm here I'm a freakin' 8 year old! There's all sorts of great machines... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Paolo R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Few things make me happier than a trip to the Musee Mecanique! I'm pretty immature as it is, but once I'm here I'm a freakin' 8 year old! There's all sorts of great machines here, from actual Nickelodeons to 80s video games to air hockey. I've suffered many lingering thumb injuries thanks to sloppy technique on that air hockey table.... More 

Thank Paolo R
Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is great! So fun! Like the most fun to be had at fishermans warf! So many cool machines and old games. A must stop! Hey it's free!!!

Thank themermaidrach
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

one of the highlights on the waterfront..amazing to see all these old machines and in such good condition.take some coins and play like child

Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love visiting Pier 45 when in San Francisco. The location is great when wanting to make a day of visiting tourist attractions by foot! You can also catch a trolley and get to different parts of the city from the wharf area!

Thank ttttlinton
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic visit here. Tons of fun and nostalgia. Great for killing a couple of spare hours with the kids!

Thank Morey C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great value right in Fishermans Wharf. Hours of entertainment for just a few dollars. Lots of fun games such as skee ball, air hockey, wack-a-mole, pinball machines and lots of old time and unique games. Many are one of a kind old (pre cell phone and computer) games. You will hear laughter the entire time you are... More 

Thank karu99
Bruceville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly, I was not excited about this activity, but the husband loves old machines so we took a turn around - and spent two hours loving every minute!! I was fascinated with the old carnival games and especially the mechanical fortune tellers from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and so on. Highly recommend spending time at this unusual, nostalgic, unassuming museum.

Thank Sarah B
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Filled with antique games that go forward in time up to Asteroids and air hockey, it's a fun stop to play especially on a chilly day. Kind of amazing what used to amuse us humans compared to the types of stimulation we require now. Bring plenty of quarters!

Thank GoodBrisket
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This arcade used to be at The Cliff House about 7 years ago. It was a fun place we would go to as kids and today i bring mine to the newest location at Fisherman's Wharf. It's nostalgic and brings back many good childhood memories. Laughing Sally and the old arcades will bring a smile and tons of laughter to... More 

Thank oliviakimsf
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Musee Mecanique is lots of fun to visit. We make a point to stop in every time we find ourselves on the wharf. The place is packed full of antique arcade games that you can actually play! They have everything from turn of the century nickelodeons and "risque" viewers where you can see "what the belly dancer does on... More 

Thank Gabriella A

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