The Pinball Hall of Fame is home to the world’s largest known collection of pinball machines, is open to the public, and totally free to get into. Located only a few blocks from the famed Las Vegas Strip, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a different type of of light up game than your run-of-the-mill slot machine found on the Strip. And for lots cheaper, too, thanks to Tim Arnold, the mastermind behind the operation. We’re talking about pinball here, and quite the robust display to boot.
Despite having a deep rooted, multi-decade history, the Pinball Hall of Fame you can visit today sprung to life in 2009. This standalone, 10,000 square foot interactive museum houses both vintage coin-ops, classic consoles and arcade machines spanning from the 1950s through the 1990s, including a large number of machines from the 60s, 70s and 80s, otherwise known as the heyday of pinball. Total, the Pinball Hall of Fame hosts a whopping 152 pinball machines, and 54 arcade machines, each individually uniquely harnessing an interesting story in pinball history. For a complete list, check out the list here prior to your visit.
At the Pinball Hall of Fame, expect to get your hands on some truly impressive vintage games that deserve center stage, so don’t expect to find any kiddie casinos or other arcade games. The Pinball Hall of Fame is the real deal… a bit of a transformative experience you won’t find anywhere else on the Strip.
Entrance to the Pinball Hall of Fame is FREE. Games range from $0.25 to $0.50 depending on the machine you select.
Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM to Midnight
The Pinball Hall of Fame is located on the north side of Tropicana, between South Maryland Parkway and South Eastern Avenue, a mere 12 blocks from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Not an impossible walk, but only a $10 cab fare if you want to make it easy on yourself.