Pinball Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas

Pinball Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas

What’s one of the best things to do while vacationing in Las Vegas? Do you enjoy venturing to the casinos and trying your hand with Lady Luck? Or do you shy away from gambling—perhaps because you’re risk-averse, feeling unlucky or just plain don’t enjoy it? If you’re among those who like gaming action but not parting with loads of money, there’s a fun and inexpensive solution for you: the Pinball Hall of Fame museum in Las Vegas!

Why spend hours dropping coin after coin into a slot machine, anxiously pull a lever or push a “play” button and hold your breath, usually without investing any additional skill or resulting in significant (if any) payoff, why not try the Pinball Hall of Fame?

Nobody’s a loser at this public museum, located just off the strip on East Tropicana Boulevard. It’s the largest pinball collection in the world, housed here in a non-profit museum run by the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club.

More than 400 games available for play for pocket change. Here you can extend games as long as your skill level allows. If you’re really good, you can stretch the fun and your money for hours. The classics from the 1960s and 1970s are showcased. This timeframe is known as the heyday of pinball. Rare machines like Williams’ Black Gold, Bally’s Pinball Circus and Recreativos Franco’s Impacto are on available for play to those of you with a sense of nostalgia. Such popular 1980s stalwarts as Mario Bros, Miss Pacman, Paperboy, Punch Out, Missile Command and Donkey Kong are all in working condition.

Pinball MachinesThe Pinball Hall of Fame is just down the street from the famed Las Vegas Strip, right across the street from the Liberace Foundation & Museum. There’s no admission charge to the Pinball Hall of Fame, so visiting this this museum is a must if you’re looking for an inexpensive but fun alternative from casinos—not to mention just a fun way to spend an afternoon on your vacation.

Photo Credit: Marcin Wichary and Kent Kanouse cc

1610 E. Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada