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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Ignore the metallic grinding sounds and see one of the best small museums in the U.S. The Cable Car Museum tells the story of the rise and fall of one of America's most iconic public transportation systems. And it's all free! Definitely hop off and take a peek.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Visiting this museum helps you see the famous cable cars in a whole new way. The museum nicely puts together the history of cable cars in San Francisco, along with a very cool view of the cables that drive them around the city. It's also a nice little stop to head indoors if you suddenly get caught in San Francisco's ever-changing weather.

Date of experience: December 2019
1  Thank John C
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I really enjoyed this museum. I loved reading about the history of the cable cars and to see what is required to keep the cable cars in operation was cool. It's definitely worth your time to check out this museum!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

This was free admission but they could get away with charging as it was very informative and interesting. It is strange to think that the cables that run the cable cars on the lines are actually under the road and all lead back to the museum where you could see them working. Fabulous

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

Free to visit & you can see the workings of all four cable cars in the city as well as information on the inventor & the history. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2020
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