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Musee Mecanique

Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-346-2000
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A step back in time, so awesome!

This place is really cool! My husband and I popped in here to get out of the rain for a minute and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
shanc622
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Phoenix, Arizona
Love This Museum!!!

This was my 3rd time visting this museum and it never ceases to amaze me! I love antiques and I... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Krebsy724
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Arroyo Grande, California
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arcade games” (250 reviews)
“fortune tellers” (71 reviews)
“pac man” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really cool! My husband and I popped in here to get out of the rain for a minute and completely got lost looking at all the cool games. There are actually quite a lot of games in there. It's free to enter...More

Thank shanc622
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my 3rd time visting this museum and it never ceases to amaze me! I love antiques and I love antique toys & games and this is heaven for me! My sons & I played games and got our fortunes told. Check out laughing...More

Thank Krebsy724
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We found this a few years ago by chance on our last visit ( no kids ) had a great time This trip with our kids 9 and 12 we again visited , the the girls loved it as we did again Best value for...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This whole place is a delightful trip back in time. It's FREE to check out and you can check out the games for a few dollars changed to quarters, which I highly recommend. In addition to all the retro arcade games, there are a few...More

Thank Jessica A
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Stopped in on a Thursday afternoon while strolling around Fisherman's Wharf. Easy to change money into quarters, a huge selection of fantastic vintage machines - all of which you can play/watch. We ended up spending over an hour in hear and leaving with our stomachs...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

You could easily spend a lot of time at this place! We stayed for nearly an hour not entirely realising how big this place was. There are so many old school games and you can't help but appreciate how old some of these things are...More

Thank 380amyr
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Most games are 25 or 50 cents to play, but there are some that are as cheap as a penny! There are tons of really old games, as well as some newer ones. It's fascinating to just check out all the old games, and they're...More

Thank cyrinay
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

You will see games here you won't see anywhere else. Most are Just one quarter. A great stop to relax at let the kids play.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Totally worth going to! There's a game there for everyone and most cost 25-50 cents. It wasn't overly crowded, and we didn't have to wait a long time for most of the games. Coin machines are available, so as long as you have cash you...More

Thank avoi014
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Found the man who works here to be really rude with that type of attitude towards customer who came along way to visit this place he doesn’t deserve the customers. Seems over the top you cannot have a takeaway coffee in there but aside from...More

Thank Leila B
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