Once I heard about the Pinball Museum / Pinball Hall of Fame, I knew I wanted to go as one of our 52 dates a year. Located just off the strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a 10,000-square-foot building filled to the brim with pinball machines! It was fascinating to see pinball machines from the 1950s to the present day, and there were a handful of other classic arcade games too.
The owner, Tim Arnold, built up a collection of nearly 1000 pinball machines and, after his retirement, decided to host “fun nights” where he let the public come play, with proceeds going to charity. Eventually, they founded the LVPCC (Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club), which funded the building they have now, and now, everyone at PHoF works as volunteers. They love what they do. Read the full story here.
I don’t know about you, but every time I went to the arcade I used to always check the change slot in machines. I didn’t even realize I was doing it, and it paid off! Got myself a free game :)
All photos were taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and 35mm/1.4L lens.
It was a good cheap date idea, and as an added bonus, all the proceeds go to charity! They’ve created an amazing place to relive your childhood and rediscover the joy of putting quarters into machines. We played an old bowling game and even got in a round of TMNT. (BTW, what do you think about the new TMNT movie coming out? I have mixed opinions.)
Pinball Hall of Fame
1610 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Cost: Free to enter, 25 to 75 cents per game to play
You can see our other dates and Las Vegas adventures here.
What’s your favorite game to play?
When’s the last time you were at an arcade?