Musee Mecanique of San Francisco

A truly unique place, located at Fisherman’s Wharf, the Mechanical Museum is part functioning arcade, part nostalgia-evoking museum. It houses the world’s largest privately owned collection of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines. All of the machines will run off a quarter, not a bad price to arm wrestle a mechanical strongman, have your fortune told, trigger a vignette or listen to a musical arrangement. Definitely worth a stroll through to admire the turn of the century machines even if you are not willing to part with any quarters.

Pier 45 Shed A at the end of Taylor Street
Fisherman’s Wharf