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Magic Bus

280 Geary St, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1815
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Magic Bus. Magic Bus blends past and present in a psychedelic journey through San Francisco's rich counter-culture history. This two-hour “trip” aboard a brightly painted vintage bus weaves a visual narrative of San Francisco from Beatniks to the Summer of Love and beyond! With retractable window screens and digital micro-projectors, Magic Bus uses innovative technology to create a mobile movie theater on a bus. See San Francisco through a new window of altered perception and historical context. Sing along to classic tunes with our hippie hostess. Flash peace signs to passers-by as bubbles swirl from the bus. Stroll through the grass in Golden Gate Park with a flower in your hair, all on your time-traveling adventure aboard Magic Bus! Building on a 30 year history of original, site-specific productions, including the original Alcatraz Cell House Tour, Antenna Theater presents a new kind of tour experience- the Magic Bus!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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280 Geary St, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1815
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"interactive experience"
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"news clips"
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"peace sign"
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"the haight ashbury district"
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"tie dye"
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"video presentation"
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"a lot of fun"
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"tour guide"
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"great fun"
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"golden gate park"
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"interesting sights"
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"great info"
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"financial district"
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"fantastic tour"
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"union square"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for anybody between the ages of 18 and 70. A very fun and educational experience for music fans.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Wow just wow ... if you want a tour thats just a little bit different and quirky and you have a love for the 60s and the summer of love then this is for you. We found this by accident when searching things to do...More

Thank Sonia S
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

You have to suspend disbelief for a couple of hours and have fun. A trip around SF in an old bus which has been painted in psychedelic colours which blows bubbles out of the back whilst playing old 60's music does require a certain frame...More

1  Thank Peter C
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ZipperyZap, creator at Magic Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Well written and thought out. Thanks for you effort.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Had a great time but I do think it was over priced for what it was. Was expecting more of a theatrical interactive experience but it was really just one lady, some videos, and a drive around town... she was lovely and it was fun,...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This tour was fantastic. The bus was so fun and comfortable with these great screens that cover the windows and become a movie with terrific history. We took the 50 th anniversary tour of the summer of love, our tour guide Gia (not sure of...More

Thank LauraGilbert
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

As life long California natives and a veteran of The Summer of Love, I thought that this would be relatively entertaining but that I knew all about the subject. WRONG. We started out in Union Square, being welcomed aboard by our tie dye garbed tour...More

Thank smc017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had such fun! My daughter just moved to San Francisco and I visited from the east coast. We thought it would be fun to tour the city on the Magic Bus and we were right. From the moment they picked us up in front...More

Thank debonvine
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Loved the whole experience. Gaia and Tripsy were super. AV super though MALE made. 60s revolution and no mention of women's lib and the pill. We were and are 50 per cent!!!!! AV meshed well with the recent V&A Revolution exhibition (London) which more comprehensively...More

Thank lorriemarc
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Azita A
9 August 2017|
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Response from Bargainhunter | Reviewed this property |
The schedule varies depending on the day. See the magic bus website for details. I'd give you the link, but TripAdvisor won't allow a link to be posted in an answer to a question. But you can find it via a Google search.
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