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- 98%History Buffs
- 87%Family Travelers
- 72%Local Culture
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
- 56%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (33)
- Musee MecaniqueMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Mar 05, 2014
Old video game and carnival game museum. It is a collection of games that someone kept, a lot of which came from play land before it closed in San Francisco. I like coming here with my family as my parents remember all the games when they were kids, and some of the ones I remember too.
- Musee MecaniqueCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Feb 15, 2014
The only legitimate excuse anyone can have for not visiting the Musée Mécanique is simply not knowing it exists.
This is the perfect destination for kids, families, dates, tourists and anyone with an interest in history and culture. Entrance is free and most games/exhibits are extremely cheap. Marvel at turn-of-the-century carnival games that are as morbid as they are sordid.
Now I know why people were afraid of circuses.
But most of the exhibits are quite lovely. A historical guide gives you some background on how this all came about. Finish that up with skee ball and a view of the San Francisco Bay and you've got yourself a well-spent afternoon.
- Musee MecaniqueAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
This was a fun little break on our Wharf tour. It really puts in perspective how far our country has come (or fallen) in terms of nudity. Yes, they have adult games there. Lots of fun to be had for everyone :)
- Musee MecaniqueAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 24, 2013
Really cool museum of old school arcade games and early 1900s era exhibits and children toys. See the Fat Lady and arm wrestle with the masked man.
- Musee MecaniqueOct 31, 2013
Great collection of old fashioned quarter games and displays, tooth pick circuses, laughing Sal, and more! Right on the water near fun crab and seafood restaurants. Touristy but very fun little area. We have tested it with kids of all ages. Nobody doesn't love the Musee Mecanique. Bring lots of quarters..
- Musee MecaniqueMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Oct 31, 2013
Musee Mecanique is one of my favorite places to visit in the city. Where else do you see old school working arcade machines and Laughing Sal? After the arcade closed at the Cliff House, they moved a lot of the machines to this location, so now there are tourists and locals who can enjoy hours of entertainment, for only a handful of quarters. Super Chexx Hockey, Skeeball, that creepy Adams Family shocking machine, bowling.. My inner child squees with delight!
- Musee MecaniqueMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 19, 2013
If you're down in Fisherman's Wharf, this is a fun (and free!) nostalgic stop. The museum has a great hands-on collection of antique arcade games. If you feel like taking your inner child out to play this is definitely a stop to put on your list.
- Musee MecaniqueMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Sep 13, 2013
From hand-cranked wooden games dating back to the 1890s to the video arcade version of Star Wars from the 1980s, the Musee Mecanique in busy Fisherman's Wharf is a child's dream, no matter his or her age. In a warehouse along the waterfront, the 100+ video and carnival games date back a century and are not only fascinating to play but to walk through history in real time.
- Musee MecaniqueMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Sep 13, 2013
Musee Mecanique is the only reason to go to the tourist hell of Fisherman's Wharf.
This fabulous collection of new and old mechanical arcade games and pictures shows holds both history and light hearted childhood joy. Look for Ed on his roller skates and ask for a look into the mechanical workings of the World's Fair diorama.