San Francisco Flashback: Musee Mechanique
I’ve always wondered about the crab places at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Who has the best? What about those cold salads? Or should I just buy one to take my chances?
Maybe I should stick with Boiling Crab.
San Francisco, CA 94101
Your better bet for a tourist adventure would be going to the Musee Mechanique which is one of my favorite museums. I love coin-operated machinery. I used to collect pressed pennies (smashed, elongated pennies) and still have thousands. The Musee has a few of these machines (as do most touristy spots) but they also have all these wonderful old-fashioned picture views and other fun stuff.
I like how well-preserved this Thimble Theatre machine was.
This giant machine shows every aspect of the circus. For just a coin or two, you can make the whole thing come “alive.”
There’s a machine from my childhood that I haven’t seen in a long time. I used to beg for the balloons from the machine at Sears from my grandfather. I wish the Musee had one. Coming here is like being a kid again.
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45 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133