Musée Mecanique, San Francisco

Musée Mecanique, San Francisco (must see)

In today’s day and age, with attention to detail, the world of video games is getting more complex and has significantly progressed from where it started. The world of arcade games also has come a long way but many from the older generation will argue that the games back then had a different appeal to them. Today, there are very few places that offer the experience of these vintage arcades that were the highlight of their time. One such place left in San Francisco is the Musée Mecanique.

Open since 1933, the Musée Mecanique has the most extensive collection of antique arcade games and toys in the world. Some of the games are over a century old and the best part- they are still functioning. A perfect place for the young and old, the Musée Mecanique is one place where older generations can actually play and enjoy games that were once a part of their childhood.

The Musée Mecanique is also regarded as one of the world's largest privately owned coin-operated toy and arcade collection and has been run by the family ever since its conception. The Musée is currently located at Pier 45 in the Fisherman's Wharf tourist area. So go ahead and spend a few quarters at the Orchestrion, or the different types of automated antique pianos and the Laffing Sal, there is something for every age at Musée Mecanique.

Why You Should Visit:
A quirky place full of old game machines and oddities, fun to view for free. Yes, they have a fortune teller and many other interesting machines.

Tip:
Highly recommended as a date-night spot, or as a place to bring the family.

Operation Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-8pm; Holidays: 10am-8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Musée Mecanique on Map

Sight Name: Musée Mecanique
Sight Location: San Francisco, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour   City Orientation Walking Tour II  

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