Pacific Pinball Museum, Alameda

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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. Make Pacific Pinball Museum part of your personalized Alameda itinerary using our Alameda online journey maker .
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  • September 9, 2017
    Pinball Museum. Nice array of older pinball machines. Staff and volunteers super nice and friendly. Well worth the admission price. Plan to spend at least several hours.  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    I wish we had had more time to play everything here but I guess it just gives us another reason to go back. I was so excited to see the Addam's Family machine. I grew up on that machine in the early 9...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    I love pinball and search long and far for opportunities to play various machines. This place has been on my radar for a while, and when I finally got to visit, it lived up to my expectations quite ni...  more »
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  • May 12, 2017
    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!
  • July 2, 2017
    This place is great. Got to relive my youth from the early 70's when we played these machines at the local arcade. Spent over five hours there and could have spent more.
  • July 1, 2017
    It's cool for something that isn't mini golf or an arcade. Kinda pricey but worth it if you stay for a long time or are really into the history of pinball machines
  • June 5, 2017
    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!
  • June 3, 2017
    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.

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