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Musee Mecanique, San Francisco

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#4 of 49 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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  • I have visited this place an the end of my trip before returning home. I was the last thing I visited and I must say its an amazing place! absolutely stunning collection pieces! The people working... 
    I have visited this place an the end of my trip before returning home. I was the last thing I visited and I must say its an amazing place! absolutely stunning collection pieces! The people working...  more »
  • So much fun. Don't skip this place. My husband and I had fun playing the older games, pinball and just looking at all the nostalgic coin operated machines. Everyone was smiling and having a great... 
    So much fun. Don't skip this place. My husband and I had fun playing the older games, pinball and just looking at all the nostalgic coin operated machines. Everyone was smiling and having a great...  more »
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  • Omg we had such a great time here! Video game arcade games from my childhood, pinball machines, photo booths, interactive and coin operated machines, and carnival like machines of all types are here! Everything pretty much a quarter or .50 cents. Took me back to the time. Had a blast. A great way to pass time for a few hours. Laughing Sal was here!!!
  • I love it! It’s completely free to walk around and look at everything. There is an ATM and a change machine. Bathrooms nearby. Hand sanitizer everywhere. This is a super fun place to spend the afternoon. I am so glad that this place exists for kids to get a glimpse of history they might care about. It was an honor to visit such a collection. Oh and the foot massage machines that they DON'T have at county fairs anymore! Did that one twice! :D Definitely check it out. There are some parking lots nearby if you drive around.

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