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“Trip back in time”
Review of Musee Mecanique

Musee Mecanique
Ranked #24 of 546 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Trip back in time”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Something for all ages to enjoy. All will enjoy the wonder of these timeless amusement games, some will recall the memories. Great fun.

Visited May 2014
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Clear Spring, Maryland, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Fun and beautiful machines”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Read about this in a guide book and it did not disappoint. Lovely old arcade games and amusments. Maybe the most fun we had for $10 :)

Visited April 2014
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Houstob
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

This places reminds everyone about the old and classic games when we were kids and growing up ... Enjoy it very much .... Got to play with several of the machines

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OLYMPIA
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Musée Mécanique”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I'd never been to the museum, even after repeated trips to San Francisco and the Wharf so, this time around I made a point to check it out.

While it may not engage your young travelers for very long, there is something for just about everyone in the museum - even if it's just a foot massage on the Footsie Wootsie machine! Best 50 cents I spent the entire trip. :-)

We spent about an hour in the museum on our first trip there. A few days later, we found ourselves back again because the first trip had been so amusing. Be sure to interact with as much as you can. Some of the older machines were the most delightful - especially the Praxinoscope built in 1884 as an early animation device which shows a young girl skipping rope. Loved it.

Admission to the museum is free, but a donation box is near the front door (in case you feel like it). Definitely worth a side trip if you find yourself at Fisherman's Wharf.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
Level 5 Contributor
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun Family Visits”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I miss the old location of the marquee, but the newer location offers more attractions in the nearby vicinity. Our family always enjoys the musee and taking part in the old attractions.

Visited May 2013
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