Musée Mécanique

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In the 1920s, a young man named Ed Zelinsky exhibited a collection of games at Playland at the Beach, a now-defunct amusement park along San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. His collection eventually grew into what we see at the Musée Mécanique, the world’s largest private collection of 20th-century penny arcade games and memorabilia. Over 300 machines are on display and operable by guests. While the museum itself charges no admission, you’ll want to arrive with some cash in pocket to play some of these games. A more modern arcade sits in the back with, of course, skeeball machines. Food and drink isn’t allowed inside, but hungry guests can check out the Historic Seafood Stands outside. Musée Mécanique is open daily and stays open if the crowds remain; as they say, “fun doesn’t sleep!”

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Pier 45
San Francisco 94133
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