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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
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10:00 - 20:00
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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
Description:

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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Blast from the past

A hidden gem in the wharf area. I needed to find someplace to wait out the rain, and I had such a great time. Old time video games, pin ball machines, arcade games that are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
rookNY
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A hidden gem in the wharf area. I needed to find someplace to wait out the rain, and I had such a great time. Old time video games, pin ball machines, arcade games that are playable. What went from a quick visit, to a great time playing games from my childhood that lasted a while. Mrs. Pacman, Galaga, asteroids...to name... More 

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Thank rookNY
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing old machines still in working order. Truly fun to explore and spend an hour wandering through and plugging quarters into.

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Thank Charlotte S
Dallas, TX
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking along Fishermen's Wharf we stumbled upon the Musee Mecanique and my son convinced me to go in. Why not? It's free. Boy I'm glad we did. This is such a fun collection of vintage coin-operated attractions, some dating back to the 19th century. Most of them are in perfect working order and cost only a quarter to 50 cents... More 

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Thank Dianamo
Colorado
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A large collection of entertainment machines from the past. Some from the very long past. Most cost .25 but some are higher. They were an enjoyable was to spend a rainy day. Some do not work and there is no one to refund money.

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Thank ybbatcat
Homestead, Florida
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a vintage arcade with a bunch of really old cool, coin operated machines. The owner rides around on skates making change and cleaning up the place. Very nostalgic.

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Thank Gina A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun and interesting place to visit; filled with all mechanical games and such dating back to the early days of gold rush. For a couple of dollars you can go back to childhood and play shooting gallery games, watch old (clean) peep shows or have your fortune told by the various machines. all games are 25 or... More 

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Thank Andrea R
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stumbled across this place one evening and glad I did. Amazing collection of coin entertainment machines that actually work. No entrance fee and the machines cost a quarter to operate. The history behind these machines goes back to the 1800's. If you love the history of entertainment as opposed to only playing the current high tech games this is well... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a longstanding attraction, which evolves over time as they add new amusement machines to the wide array on display. Entrance is free- if you want to indulge in any of the machines on display (most, if not all are functional) you simply pay to use the machine. There is an incredible range of machines, and in the case... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I say old time in a great way. This place is the best part of Fisherman's Wharf. It's tucked into the corner and you need to look for it. This one of the best collection of early 20th century arcade machines. Up until not too long ago you could still play some of them for a dime or a nickel.... More 

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Thank Dinorah415
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited December 2016. Weekday. Free admission. The machine which Julie Andrews (in the Princess' Diaries) arm wrestles is here! You can even arm wrestle it too.*Fan-girling 15 years later.. Each game cost a quarter. Many of the machines are ancient, but there are a few updated machines (some cost a couple quarters). All in all: A great place to spend... More 

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