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The Wave Organ, San Francisco
(3.3/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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  • We were so excited to go here and finally found it only to get there at the proper tide and hear NOTHING. All we heard was lapping waves through the pipes no "music" still disappointed 
  • The wave organ was a bit tricky for us to find. You have to walk down past the yacht club and there isn't much to see when you get there. A nice view of the bay and marina, but it doesn't take long to...  more »
  • The Wave Organ is located by the Marina District and is an interestingly unique "out of the way" attraction! To be honest, the view is a bit more worth while than the actual wave organ experience. The...  more »
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  • Cool place, quiet. Do not drying low tide if you actually want to hear the organ.
  • It is a neat detour to see the wave organ, but I was expecting it to be louder.
  • Didn't have much luck and couldn't hear a thing when I went. It is a beautiful walk though, with very few people.
  • Nice and quiet, best to visit after a few days of hustle and bustle in the city. Not really music coming out of the organs but just listen to the waves crash.
  • The wave organ is wave-activated acoustic sculpture that uses a series of pipes that interact with the waves producing amazing melodies. 25 organ pipes made of PVC and concrete located at various elevations within the site, allowing for the rise and fall of the tides. Constructed by the Exploratorium back in 1986.