San Francisco Dungeon is new Bay attractionVisitors to San Francisco will have an unusual way to learn local history when, on June 26, the San Francisco Dungeon opens its doors down on the city's famous Fisherman's Wharf.
People who have been to Fisherman's Wharf know that this part of San Francisco has its share of unusual attractions, but this new one may be one of the most unique. It's a big-time attraction brought to San Francisco by the same people who brought Legoland to the U.S., Merlin Entertainments Group. There are many other Dungeons in Europe, but this is the first one in the United States.
The attraction is a 60-minute walk-through experience where visitors will observe various shows and exhibits depicted on big panoramic sets with elaborate staging and professional actors. There are lots of special effects and even an underground boat ride.
Several different stories are told in several locations, each featuring an aspect of local history starting with the Gold Rush and going all the way through the history of Alcatraz Island. There is no shortage of local history to depict and San Francisco was chosen as a Dungeon location for specifically that reason.
The new attraction will be located at 145 Jefferson Street and will be open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year. An elaborate attraction like this is not cheap so be prepared to pay $26 per adult (13 and over) and $20 for ages 10 through 12. The show's content is a little dark so they are not recommending that you bring children younger than 10 years old.
RECOMMENDED LODGING: San Francisco lodging
Click here for more great Northwest travel ideas!
Click here for great deals on California travel