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Pacific Pinball Museum, Alameda

(75+ reviews on the web)
Entertainment Center Fun & Games
You'll find over 90 playable machines at Pacific Pinball Museum, dedicated to preserving pinball as an important part of America's distinctive culture. You won't have to fumble for coins once inside this fun and interactive venue--your ticket allows you to play all the machines on display to your heart's content. The family-friendly and educational museum features exhibits about pinball history and evolution, with machines that date all the way back to the 1870s. The oldest machine housed here is a 19th-century Montague Redgrave Parlor Bagatelle, with some modern examples including a 1930s Bally Bumper, seized by the Oakland police during the Prohibition. Plan to visit Pacific Pinball Museum during your Alameda vacation using our convenient Alameda tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Really cool place to spend some time if you like pinball. After paying admission, all machines are set on free play, so play to your heart's content. Tables run from 1930's vintage to present, so you ...  more »
  • This is a really fun museum to walk through and see the evolution of the pinball technology, artwork and designs over the years. Really unique, informative and a nice change of pace. You can play with...  more »
  • Best pinball museum ever! All the pinball machines were in working order & our teens (boys/girls) had a blast!  more »
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  • 4+ rooms of fun!! Each filled with pinball machines from different era. All machines are playable except for a few in the main room, I would have loved to play it, but $20 seems to be a lot of 15 minutes of fun. But then again, I have to admit, I have never been a huge pinball fan since I grew up in the video game era. However, if you love pinball, this is the place for you. Go check them out!
  • This place rocks! I love all the different pinball machines and that free play is included with the price of admission. The employees are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, too!
  • So much fun. Went here for my birthday and I ended up spending four hours here! Start with the older machines and work your way back to the newer ones.
  • Terrific place to spend the afternoon! Once you pay admission all games are free, and with 90+ machines (and some rotating) it's easy to lose yourself in the world of pinball!
  • Great place to spend some time. Nice folks who truly love the game of pinball. Highly recommend.