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Musee Mecanique, San Francisco

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#4 of 48 in Museums in San Francisco
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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Experience the entertainment of the past at Musee Mecanique, while interacting with Ed Zelinsky’s personal collection of 20th-century penny arcade games, music boxes, photo booths, and other coin-operated wonders. The museum pays homage to this impressive assortment that he began at the age of 11 and continued to add to throughout his life. Now grown to hundreds of antique machines, it is one of the largest of its type in the world. Although entrance is free, be sure to bring your spare change so you can try your luck out on some of the games. Our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site makes visiting Musee Mecanique and other San Francisco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Anyone who gives this a two star hates fun. By far the best place to go on fisherman’s warf. They have the little scenes that play out and all manor of test your strength machines. Those are great... 
    Anyone who gives this a two star hates fun. By far the best place to go on fisherman’s warf. They have the little scenes that play out and all manor of test your strength machines. Those are great...  more »
  • my daughter had been here on a previous visit, great tip, walked past it a couple of times before having a look, well worth the visit, old time arcade games and strange fairground stuff, very much... 
    my daughter had been here on a previous visit, great tip, walked past it a couple of times before having a look, well worth the visit, old time arcade games and strange fairground stuff, very much...  more »
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  • A fun place to visit for "free". You can walk in the door without spending a dime, but to really enjoy the place you should plan on spending a bunch of quarters. Some of the items are really eye-opening as to what was acceptable entertainment in the past. Some don't work so well, but some are amazing for their ingenuity. It's deceptively large inside and we spent a lot more time there than we expected, but we had a blast.
  • Pretty cool place to see. It has a lot of old school arcades. Seeing the antique picture viewers and the antique puppet arcades we're really cool. The dioramas they have there are nice as well. It's a little cramped but it's cool to see nonetheless.

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