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Musee Mecanique, San Francisco

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#4 of 50 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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  • Bring your change in denominations of 5, 10, and 25 cents! Honestly… where can you spend a dime and see history?? Here! So cool! Just go. 
    Bring your change in denominations of 5, 10, and 25 cents! Honestly… where can you spend a dime and see history?? Here! So cool! Just go.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great place to be a kid again. Never seen so many historic arcade machines before. Certainly worth a visit when you are in the area. They also have modern arcades if you prefer that.
  • Super fun time! So many good antique arcade machines. It’s like a blast from the past! You might want to bring some change of dollar bills so you can check out all the games!

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