Saturday, 13 June 2015

Las Vegas - Pinball Hall of Fame

I'm always looking for slightly different things to do in new cities. The sort of 'off-the-beaten-track-but-still-in-the-guide-book' places are always my favourites. Feeling slightly disappointed by the modern-day computerised slot machines (actually saw a woman on a drip playing a slot machine - yeah, Vegas sure is crazy!), we went in search of some old-skool gaming at the Pinball Hall of Fame.

The Pinball Hall of Fame is just off of the strip (if you are in a car) or an hour-ish walk from the middle of the Strip if not. Heading away from the strip on foot the hotels get less grand, no dancing fountains or erupting volcanos here. After passing the university, several fast food outlets, some rather run down looking motels and starting to get a little worried that we were in the wrong place and had no chance of getting back to civilisation (and lunch) the Pinball Hall of Fame materialised.

Entry is free and all of the quarters you spend go to charity. We had so much fun playing the retro games - each one has a little story about where it was from and when it was made - and its nice to know that your quarters are doing some good rather than being frittered away. The machines have all been restored by the museum and in doing so a piece of Vegas and US gaming history is being preserved. I'd definitely recommend a visit - it was super quiet when we visited (getting in the door just as it opened at 11am) but is open all day until late and is definitely a good diversion from the Strip. Maybe just take a taxi if you don't enjoy long, hot walks where you're the only pedestrians in the road!

las vegas pinball hall of fame
Pinballin' Away
las vegas pinball hall of fame
American Sweets.
las vegas pinball hall of fame
25c for two Skittles - good winnings!
las vegas pinball hall of fame
1970s machines.
las vegas pinball hall of fame
Fuzzy Face Moustaches are apparently "HOT!"
las vegas pinball hall of fame
Best 25c spent - and its delicious and nutritious! 
las vegas pinball hall of fame

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4 comments

  1. I'd love to go to Vegas, looks like you're having a great time!

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  2. Something else to add to my list Lily!
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  3. This place looks like my kind of heaven.

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  4. This looks great! I love off the beaten track museums as well- in Iceland we went to their phallological museum, which is pretty much as the name suggests. The more bizarre the museum the better haha!

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