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Musee Mecanique

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Old timey fun

Make sure you're packing a roll of quarters, as this place is a great little location to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Penrith, Australia
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A real step back in time

Anyone over 50 years old will love this trip down memory lane with all the old arcade games and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard G
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure you're packing a roll of quarters, as this place is a great little location to visit. With a heap of old school machines, most costing only a quarter or two to try, this place is a lot of fun. It was super interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AaronGC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone over 50 years old will love this trip down memory lane with all the old arcade games and artifacts of amusement. Even though I'm not from America there were lots of things in here that we had in the UK so it was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exceptional Mechanical Museum has one of the world's largest privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition. This is a magical place! Imagine yourself back in time as you are entertained with orchestrions, coin operated...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Leslie_Elfman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, this place was so interesting. It had all the different coin operated games from the olden dates up to the games from the 80's. I showed my kids a pinball machine as they had never seen one before. My favourites like Pac girl, time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cyntwh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great little place you can spend as much or little time in as you want. It's free to enter and has an incredible selection of old games and mechanical devices that generally cost 25c to run/play. Perfect for a rainy day!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlexaCa123
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always a lot of fun coming here and being able to play old time games from 50-100 years ago. It's a great way to see what things were like back in the day. Plus, the games are all very inexpensive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fleetwoodmac9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In such a busy and expensive area in Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s great to have such a fun and interesting thing to do, practically for free. It’s free entry, and most games only cost a quarter. We spent a good hour there, playing a few games...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samanthahO6679XN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many cool and fun things to see and do here. They have arcade games from decades ago and they're really fun to play. Entry is free, you only pay for the games

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nanklesaria
Reviewed 13 December 2018

So many hilarious machines, not just pinball machines. In fact, the majority of machines are mechanical, not digital. ATM and change machine is available inside. Free admission. Great fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arex1337
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Where else can you play old school pinball machines and experience a vintage Wurlitzer or a turn of the century fortune teller machine. We had a blast on just a few dollars. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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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.