LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Call it a blast from the past or simply being a kid again. I went Around Town to the Pinball Hall of Fame, and I literally stepped back into my childhood!
Taking a walk down the aisles at the Pinball Hall of Fame gives you that feeling of nostalgia all from a machine.
Started in the early '90s by machine operator and game collector Tim Arnold, the Pinball Hall of Fame now has over 260 games inside the building on East Tropicana Avenue.
Arnold has over 1,000 in his collection with some dating back the 1930s.
"There's something for everyone," says Arnold. "The best part is it costs less than going to a movie, and even parking on the Strip."
Games inside the Pinball Hall of Fame are priced from .25 cents to $1. And, even if you forget your coins, there's a change machine in the building. There's also dozens of arcade, and carnival-style games to add variety to the pinball-playing mix.
But there's more than just games being played at the Pinball Hall of Fame. Through a no-profit connected to the Hall of Fame, Arnold and his team donate to the Salvation Army and other programs to help underprivledged residents in the Las Vegas Valley.
Arnold says works are underway to move the Pinball Hall of Fame in Spring 2020 to its new home on the south end of the Strip (next to the Harley Davidson store).
The Pinball of Fame is free, and open to the public. It's open 365 days a year from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.