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The Wave Organ, San Francisco

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  • ... Unfortunately we couldn't hear it work! We were half an hour to listen, but amongst the hustle and bustle of the harbor and the lack of waves we didn't hear any noise. Sin, the walk to the Palace of Fine Arts is cute!
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  • I took a bus from Pier 39 and then a 15 minute walk to get to the Wave Organ which my guide book had told me was quirky and interesting - and I expected to hear strange hollow gurgling noises coming o...  more »
  • I can say I've seen it and check it off my list but I wouldn't choose this over so many other great attractions around the city. We visited a little after high tide so I'm sure that contributed, but t...  more »
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  • If your a local you've got to check this out. If your on vacation it's not really worth your time as it's in disrepair. It does sound cool though.
  • You can miss it if you don't know it's there! Nice view on both Golden Bridge and Alcatraz. Great place on a windy day!
  • Super cool to see. Great for kids to play near. I enjoyed and was happy that my cousin brought me here to experience San Fran water and art. I would recommend a stop here.
  • Very unique and artistic. Looks almost like an ancient ruins. Love the pipe concept to hear the water movement.
  • Hugely helpful tip, GPS your way to the Golden Gate Yacht Club. There is parking down there by the small brick lighthouse. Then you walk out on the jetty to find the Wave Organ. Really get down and put your ear near the pipes. Each one sounds a little bit different. The views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and of downtown San Francisco are incredible out there. It can get windy, but its a wonderful walk.

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