“the mecca of pinball”
Las Vegas is known for the unusual and offbeat. Places like the Liberace Museum, the Neon Museum, the Clown Factory, The Elvis Museum, the Barry Manilow Store, the Pinball Hall of Fame... Wait a second. The Pinball Hall of Fame? What exactly is that? Or more importantly, why is there a Pinball Hall of Fame? The Pinball Hall of Fame is an attempt by the members of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club to house and display the world's largest pinball collection, open to the public. A not-for-profit corporation was established to further this cause. The games belong to one club member (Tim Arnold), and range from 1950s up to 1990s pinball machines. Since it is a non-profit museum, older games from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are the prevelant, as this was the 'heyday' of pinball. There are no 'ticket spitters' here (aka kiddie casinos or redemption). It's all pure pinball (and a few arcade novelty games) from the past. And since it's a non-profit, excess revenues go to non-denominational charities.
A museum where they let you touch the artifacts! It's actually more of a giant arcade, and they do have more than just pinball. Remember to bring lots of quarters, or cash for the machines! I think some of the money goes to charity, which is nice.
Oh What Fun!
Talk about nostalgic. Great! Would be nicer if they made some renovations. 50-75 cents a game. 25 cents for a bag of popcorn. Also love the fact that there is a machine that takes pennies, nickels and dimes and gives you quarters.
My friends and I went here and this place is so cool! They have everything from newer machines to the really, really old ones, and you can play on all of them!!! We had so much fun just walking around and stopping wherever we wanted to play the games. Then when I was done playing I walked around some more and found a popcorn machine that you can get a bag of popcorn for a quarter only, or maybe even cheaper. I can't remember now, but that was so neat to munch on while my friends were still playing on their machines.
It's a nice place to go and kill a couple of hours with your kids, or just adults. That's what we were, all in our 50's! Remembering ourselves as teenagers playing pinball every weekend.
Honestly - one of the best activities we did in Vegas! very low cost and a lot of fun. You can just exchange 5 -10 USD and play all kinds of games (especially but not only pinball) on nostalgic, original machines. Worth a 1 - 2 h stop for sure
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Pinball Hall of Fame
- Sun - Thu: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
- Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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