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Pacific Pinball Museum

Address: 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA
Phone Number: 510-769-1349
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Alameda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Museums
Owner description: The Pacific Pinball Museum is a 501 c 3 non profit dedicated to teaching science,art and history...
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Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: The Pacific Pinball Museum is a 501 c 3 non profit dedicated to teaching science,art and history through pinball and to display and preserve this great American treasure. It is also a hands on interactive experience of fun! Over 85 games to play from the earliest pinball machines to the latest. One admission lets you play all day to your hearts content, without fumbling for quarters. It is family friendly and educational with shows on the art of pinball, exhibits on pinball science and our permanent historical display of pinball evolution. People from the world over have given us rave reviews and love our unique presentation of this classic game. Our large format murals of hand painted backglass art are admired and coveted by artists and pinheads alike and the chance to play a completely transparent pinball machine is icing on the cake.

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Oakland, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love seeing the old pinball machines, walking through from the early days to games I remember playing in the arcade. The machines all work and for one set fee, you can play as much as you like. Be warned...I ended up with arm pain the next day from playing so much! Worth the slight pain... Also, sometimes I've found... More 

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Alameda, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This establishment has a wonderful collection if old and new pinball machines. For a set price (very reasonable) you get unlimited free play for a day with in-and-out privileges. Great for kids and adults of all ages.

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Alameda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Finally made it to the Pinball Museum. The people who work there are passionate and knowledgeable. All the machines in working order, lights,bells action. I was impressed to hear how reasonable it is to rent some of the pinball rooms for you and your friends. That's on my to do list in the near future. Nations hamburger 24 hours right... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was one of the main things I wanted to do in the Bay Area, and I wasn't disappointed. It was pinball heaven, multiple rooms of classic and modern machines, all in good working order, along with other unusual vintage arcade games. I could have spent a couple of days there playing if I had the time and if my... More 

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Wamboin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I enjoyed very much my trip here. It was a joy to be able to play older machines which work perfectly (including my all-time favourite, the Addams Family!). I was able to get there only on a Saturday morning, and they were hosting a children's party - which closed off a few machines. There was no problem about that, other... More 

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Toowong, QLD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You step foot in this place and are greeted with a room of humming EMs. The smell reminds me of when something electrical fails in your house. Normally you'd be running around trying to see what blew up, but at PPM, this smell is part of the experience. The museum is divided up roughly into eras. Woodrails, one player, and... More 

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nj
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176 reviews 176 reviews
78 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We are big fans of arcades and especially pinball machines, play them whenever we can find them. What a nice surprise to discover a wonderful pinball museum not far from our Hotel. We drove to Alameda, easily parked, and had a few hours of fun playing old favorites and a few newer machines. We found Funhouse, Creature from the Black... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fun local place to play some vintage restored pinball machines and show the kids the games of the past. A historical experience still enjoyed by many.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Over 50? You gotta be there, dude. It truly takes you back. Dozens and dozens of pinball machines from the 30's to today. Try 'em all. One flat fee gives you free access to rooms of machines. Even if nostalgia is not your thing, by the time you leave you will see it differently.

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Alameda, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It Takes you back to your childhood when you walk through these doors, amazing time had by all checking out all the machines !

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