The Musee Mecanique is one of the world’s largest collections of antique arcade machines. Machines on display include turn-of-the-century nickelodeons and modern video games. It can deliver a lesson in history to you and to your childen who have never heard of Pac-Man. All of the games are still coin-operated and some of the old ones take nickels, so there’s a lesson about inflation to learn as well. Make sure not to miss “Laffing Sal,” an enormous mechanical woman who chortles when paid two-bits, or the old-fashioned photo booth where you can take some keepsake pictures.
Contact no: (415) 346-2000
Location: Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133
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