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Camera Obscura, San Francisco

3.9
#5 of 7 in Childrens Museums in San Francisco
The Camera Obscura is a large-scale camera obscura, in the Lands End area of the Outer Richmond District in western San Francisco, California.


It is located near the Cliff House restaurant, perched on the headlands on the cliffs just north of Ocean Beach. The Camera and restaurant are currently owned by the National Park Service and are within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Camera Obscura was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 and is within the NPS Sutro Historic District. It is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, since being acquired by the National Park Service in 1977.
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  • This was the first Camera Obscura I had ever visited or heard of. Still my favorite primarily due to the location. Fascinating mix of history and nature and just plain mesmerizing. I have since...  more »
  • This was interesting but not worth a special trip unless you're really into these types of things. It's not really a camera but a series of mirrors that projects the live image of what's happening...  more »
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  • Not sure what that thing is, always mildly troubled by it as I think it might be haunted.
  • Great place to visit and enjoy your day with the family and kids lots of hidden stuff around available to explore great parking great stuff great service very recommend to everyone at all ages
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