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Address: 10979 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2338
Phone Number: (510) 592-3002
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Must visit for beach or Playland history buff - amazing and wonderful historic beach games and attractions...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David H

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit for beach or Playland history buff - amazing and wonderful historic beach games and attractions...

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

What a treat to be able to play so many different, cool games without having to count your quarters. Very festive atmosphere there. The food is carny/theater food, but that's not important at all. A friend had her 65th birthday there and everyone had a blast.

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Never had heard of this place but a friend took us there and I was pleasantly surprised. Doesn't seem like much from outside but go in and step into a great time. Lots of pinball games and some interesting history also. You can also book a party room there. With the price of admission you can play tons of free... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I took the family last year, they have pinball machines, other games they had at Playland in San Francisco. Besides pinball they have things like old fashioned table games, like coin toss and bean bag toss. The Laughing Lady is there also just like at Playland I had my birthday party; I invited friends from work. I had a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

All around fun. Old style arcade games along with 50+ pinball machines from old to new. After paying to get in. Just play games and win toys and stuffies. Great for kids! (And adults!)

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2 Thank Josh G
El Cerrito, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a must-do if you enjoy pinball machines and ski ball -- which we do. One admission, and play all you want -- plus win "prizes." How much better can it get?

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3 Thank Marcia G
Marysville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We discovered this gem on a road trip through CA a couple of years ago. It was listed on Roadside America and we decided to stop and check it out. We have been hooked ever since. My daughter's favorite things are the old fashioned table games, like coin toss and bean bag toss. My favorite is the pinball. We can... More 

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4 Thank Frecklekelly
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is fun for all ages. There is a little bit of everything related to amusements. There is a history section devoted to the original Playland in San Francisco, And there is a miniature hand carved circus. And rooms with miniature sets devoted to Christmas, Charles Dickens, Halloween and San Francisco in 1939. And a carnival area where you... More 

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Playland Not At The Beach is a few miles from San Francisco, in El Cerrito, Housed in a repurposed grocery story, Playland Not At The Beach is an amazing labor of love, and much more fun than I expected. There are many artifacts from San Francisco's original oceanside amusement park, Playland At the Beach, which had its heyday in the... More 

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