Whether you are going to Vegas with a group of buddies or bringing the kids, the Pinball Hall of Fame can be a great way to spend an afternoon. What makes the Hall of Fame even more appealing is that they are a registered non-profit that aims to donate proceeds to non-denominational charitable causes. Even Candy and snack purchases benefit organizations like the Salvation Army.
Admission to the museum is free, but most games cost .25 or .50 per play, so bring plenty of spare quarters!
For most adult visitors, a trip to the Pinball Hall of Fame is a walk down memory lane. Games from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s are all on display. A few games even date back to the 1930s. Guests are almost guaranteed to stumble across their favorite childhood pinball games. Ultimately, the museum is a great non-gaming activity where adults can relive childhood memories without blowing the mortgage (we’re looking at you penny slots).
Where is the Pinball Hall of Fame in Vegas?
Current Location: As of right now, the Pinball Hall of Fame can be found 3 miles off the Strip at 1610 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas NV. As the current location isn’t walkable, so plan on spending $20 – $30 round trip on an Uber. In an effort to get closer to tourists on the Strip, the Pinball Hall of Fame is moving to a new location on the Strip in late 2020 or early 2021.
New Location Coming: The Pinball Hall of Fame’s new location is currently under construction and will be located on the South end of the Las Vegas Strip at 4915 Las Vegas Blvd. South very close to the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
While that location is about a 15-minute walk from Mandalay Bay, it will be easily accessible by RTC bus service, or a cheap Uber. They are looking to open up shop at their new building in December 2020 or January 2021 according to a recent update from their Facebook Page.
In addition to a more tourist-friendly location, the Pinball Hall of Fame’s new home will provide more space, about 3 times the square footage as their current location. More space = more games, and we approve of that!
Pinball Hall of Fame Hours of Operation
The Pinball Hall of Fame is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm and admission is free, although most games cost .25 or .50 to play.
Whether you’re looking to substitute the dinging of slots with the familiar sounds of your childhood, or want something to do with the kids, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a great option. Nothing really compares to the innocence of plugging a quarter into a machine and attempting to keep a metal ball alive, racking up points in the process. We personally cannot wait to visit their new location right on the Las Vegas Strip and look forward to sharing our experience once open.
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