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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. Plan to visit Pacific Pinball Museum during your Alameda vacation using our convenient Alameda tour planner.
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  • When entering Pacific Pinball Museum, my face always lights up, because it brings back so many fond memories of my brothers and sister and I staying up late at night playing video games and an old Chi...  more »
  • Loved it. Not sure this is an all day activity though. Lots of vintage games and childhood favorites. Superman addams family even baseball. After nine innings of baseball or high score on one of your ...  more »
  • On the third Friday of every month, Comedy and unlimited pinball for $20! Doors open at 6pm and comedy show starts at 8pm and the museum closes at 10pm. I like coming early, playing from the massive s...  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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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