Pinball Hall of Fame (Las Vegas)

Nevada, Utah and Arizona

I ask you, who doesn’t love pinball? For me visiting the Pinball Hall of Fame was a terrific throwback jogging all kinds of memories of my free spirited youth. For my kids, it was an opportunity to discover simpler pleasures and the ancient origins of the games they now play on their phones. We happened on The Pinball Hall of Fame after doing some road trip research and I am beyond thrilled to share this find with you. Showcased in a warehouse is one man’s incredible collection of Pinball and related electronic games spanning nearly 100 years and it’s all organized by decade. Machines from the 1920’s to the present are all available to play for anywhere from 25 to 50 cents a round. I immediately went to the change machine and cashed in $20 worth of quarters and divvied it up. Away everyone scampered to find their favorite machines. I perused the aisles finding my faves, Galaga, Centipede, Pac Man. I also love old school pinball so I had a great time rocking the big machines like the Adam’s Family and Batman. I loved showing my kids how to play, trying as best we could to keep the ball in play with the flippers. It was a special moment to be able to turn my kids on to something so much fun. We also took some way too funny pictures in the photo machine-you know the type that spits out 4 small pictures in a row with 4 poses. The best part though is your money all goes to charity. The owner pays for his expenses like electricity and all the rest goes to the Salvation Army. How can you not feel good about that? And by the way, don’t think I got out of there with only a $20 donation-at least it all goes to a good cause. Definitely a DO NOT MISS.

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