Musee Mecanique

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San Francisco, California
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Owens Owens
23 reviews
May 15, 2007
Free Admission...but you'll need quarters to have some real fun. There are change machines at the entrance to get quarters. This is a great arcade type place for people that don't really like to waste money playing games. Instead, you can waste money on superstition and try to believe the number of fortunes you're going to have told to you during your visit. Pick a machine, put in a quarter, and cross your fingers (hoping it will work). There is a photo booth to take pictures with friends, they turn out old black and white, better for the complexion. Go with an open mind and you won't be disappointed by the old-time arcade games.
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superduperfantastic superdup…
33 reviews
May 15, 2007
Photoboooooth!! :) The photos come out BLACK and WHITE. I like the sign that says the price, but also makes note that you might not need all that much to get the machine to start working for you.

For quarters, you can stay entertained by these old games. They have those creepy fortune teller machines, you know the kind I'm talking about if you've ever seen the movie "Big."

Star #1: Inexpensive entertainment.

Star #2 and #3: A most excellent functioning B&W photobooth.

Star #4 and #5: SF Flavor.

It's convenient if you're down in the Wharf/Ghirardelli area. It's next to some seafood restaurants and a giant Boudin... This is definitely one of the old gems of San Francisco - just for the oddness factor.
WaltJake WaltJake
53 reviews
Aug 12, 2006
This is a really cool, old fashioned Penny arcade, with antique coin operated machines that can be 100 years old or more. They have be made to accept quarters now, so you can play with the same machines your grandparents used as kids! From the crazy gypsy lady that tells your fortune, to making an old time farm (behind glass) come to life, put a coin in and watch the fun! They also have several "pressed penny" machines, where you can squash a penny into a souvenir of your visit! Located right on Fisherman's Wharf.
gotryes says:
San Francisco is my home! I hope you just had as much fun there as in Seattle! but which do you like better? I would like to hear someone else's persepective since I can't decide myself. And great idea with the coast to coast drive! i've been dreaming about that and I know I will get to do it someday!
Posted on: Jun 26, 2007
X_Drive says:
Many years (15 or 20) back they had a place like that at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.... but those machines still took pennies!
Posted on: Apr 03, 2007

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