Pinball Hall of Fame & Museum

Located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame & Museum has an extensive collection of functional pinball and arcade machines. This venue was established by a pinball enthusiast who fixed and restored most of the hardware that's now open to the public. Remember to bring plenty of coins to play your favorite classic games at this fun attraction. Click to book your Las Vegas tours.

Background and History

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Growing up in Lansing, Michigan, Tim Arnold developed a passion for pinball machines and arcade games at an early age. As a high school student, he built a great reputation as the top pinball player in his neighborhood. As a young man just out of school, he transformed his cool hobby into a salary-generating venture. Click to buy your Las Vegas monorail pass. Tim enthusiastically established Pinball's Pete in his hometown, and eventually expanded to the city of Ann Arbor. The 1970s and 1980s were perhaps the golden years of pinball machines, and he made good profits from his businesses. Tim relocated to Las Vegas in 1990 in search of much bigger opportunities. At that point, he already had a collection of more than 1,000 pinball machines. There was surely a logistical challenge in moving the gaming equipment over long distances. Initially, most of Tim's precious pinball hardware was stored outdoors. It took a few years for him to construct and open a facility that was specifically designed for gaming. Immediately after opening his first venue, Tim set up Fun Night to attract players from all over Las Vegas. Fun Night has been a signature event at the Pinball Hall of Fame & Museum for decades.

Games

The museum has more than 200 total games available for play on a daily schedule. The pinball machines operate on traditional solid state or electromechanical technology. As you walk through the facility, you'll have the chance to try some of the earliest models in the United States. For example, Heavyhitter and Football were originally manufactured in the late 1940s. Click to book your Las Vegas tours. Some of the venue's game machines that were made in the 1950s include Miami Beach and Ace High. Bowling Queen and Flying Turns date back to the 1960s. By the early 1970s, the pinball industry reached an all-time high in the nation, so you'll see plenty of hardware from this era. Royal Flush, Sure Shot and Surfer are examples of popular games from the decade. The Pinball Hall of Fame & Museum has more than 15 machines from the 1980s, including Space Station and Game Show. Super Mario Brothers and Star Trek Next Generation are perhaps some of the venue's most popular games that were designed in the 1990s. Part of the highly modernized 2K era, Terminator 3 and World Poker Tour machines are available for play. In addition to having more than 150 pinball machines, the complex boasts over 50 arcade games. From Road Runner and Slug Fest to Speedway and Paperboy, you'll have a blast playing classic titles with friends and family.

Visiting Pinball Hall of Fame & Museum

The Pinball Hall of Fame & Museum is located on Tropicana Avenue in the community of Paradise, NV. This busy avenue carries eastbound and westbound traffic between the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport. An outdoor parking lot is open to visitors for free near this retro-themed museum. Running on Tropicana Avenue, the Regional Transportation Commission Bus Route 201 stops just steps away from the museum. Several other RTC bus lines also stop at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

Location: 1610 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 89119

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