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Musee Mecanique: Tours & Tickets

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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had no idea what to expect but that was so much fun!!! From really old machines, fortune tellers, and more recent vintage classics like Ms Pac-Man. We spent over an hour in here. What a gem in the center of it all along the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank whereismare
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a bit of a combination between a museum and an arcade. A large collection of old games and test-yourself machines from the 1930's to the 1980's. It is a shame that they are actually packed together in a large hall. Despite that, we've had...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jamjochems
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a big fan of archade games and other types of mechine games, this is for you. There plenty of different types of vintage games to see. It is located in the Pier 45 at the site where WW II warships are located....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely loved this place, it is full of old fashioned arcade and pier memorabilia. The laughing sailor, test yourself machines, just old fashioned fun. It is free to visit and for us it brought a smile to our faces. Love it ....

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Suiter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you’re not a video game person this is a great nostalgia trip. I think my son enjoyed the carnival games from the 1930s as much is the video games from the 1980s. He said it was his favorite stop in San Francisco. Give...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ewamaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool museum with lots of vintage games and other interesting things. Right on pier 45 with the USS Pampanito right outside.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank suzannevic2r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look at some, play on others. Great fun, lively scene. If they don't have it, it didn't exist! A true bit of nostalgia.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mpd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this place and only wish I had cash on me to play some of the games! Dozens upon dozens of old time machines and arcade games. Worth a stop!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank switt27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun stop when you are at the SF piers. Entrance is free and the games vary in price. The collection of vintage arcade games is huge and amusing even for people who do not typically play. Fun for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kazuzu111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's fun! It's free to enter and almost everything is only 25¢ or 5¢ to play. And it's open late -- bonus! A really fun thing to do after dinner when most Wharf stuff is closing. The 100+ year old music boxes were my favorites.

Date of experience: September 2019
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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.