The Arcade

The Arcade, Wichita: Hours, Address, The Arcade Reviews: 4.5/5

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1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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KansasDavid
Newton, KS335 contributions
Couples
This place will take you back to the 80s and the arcades of the time. From the gaming machine to the carpet. It's really cheap $10 bucks per person. And you can play ALL day. I mean they will stamp your hands if you want to leave and come back.
Most the machines are free play except the pinball, skee-ball and a huge pacman game. I will say a lot of kids are running around this place and in the time of covid they can sanitize more and have more sanitizer available.
Written February 7, 2021
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Hello there! We wipe all the machines down multiple times per day (generally multiple times per hour), but it can be hard to keep up! Sanitizer is available at the front counter and in both bathrooms. Hope to see you again!
Written July 5, 2021
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D H
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Family
We saw games we'd never seen before. Friendly staff, good air conditioning and a great value - especially when you factor in the nostalgia. We'll definitely visit again the next time we're in Wichita!
Written August 8, 2021
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travelfun1111
Wichita, KS14 contributions
Family
We have really enjoyed the Arcade, it is such a neat place. My kids have meet friends here several times and have spent a couple hours each time. Even when it was super busy they had fun and didn't mention how many people were there. The staff has been very friendly and I'm so happy that we have this place in Wichita to go and play cool games.
Written March 19, 2019
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Thank you for coming by! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!
Written July 5, 2021
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Jess B
Casper, WY101 contributions
Family
We are a pinball family so we were excited to find an arcade when traveling to see family.

I was disappointed to find that after paying $40 for my family of 4 to get in that the pinball machines and skee-ball were not included in the free play. Total of $63 spent and we were there less than an hour. Definitely didn't feel like we had $63 worth of fun. The arcade games were good. The pinball selection was a lot of older games - not very many "big name" games.

Was hoping for food but all they had was bagged chips, candy bars and sodas and other beverages.

Probably won't be returning.
Written July 3, 2021
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Hello there! At the check in counter, we do our best to make sure everyone knows the 90 classic arcade games are all on unlimited free play for $10 ($8 for kids 10 and under) and the pinball, skee ball and giant Pac-Man are .50 per play. Would love to make pinball free too, but with new machines averaging $8000, it just isn't possible. We do keep it at .50 where other places typically at .75/$1 as we want it to be affordable for all. We have 15 pinball machines, and as a classic arcade, we have a mix (50/50) of old school and newer machines. Our building is over 100 years old and unfortunately isn't suitable for food. We do allow in and out so you can get your hand stamped, head out and grab lunch or dinner and pop back in all day/night. We're terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your time.
Written July 5, 2021
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OKCChildpsych
Edmond, OK26 contributions
Family
We brought our daughters to this while in Wichita for Spring Break. Friendly people greeted us and we paid a fee I didn't find too high considering we could stay as long as we wanted. It is a traditional arcade room with classic arcade video games and pinball machines. We ran the gamut from earlier staples like Pac-Man through the early 'next-gen' games like TRON and Dragon's Lair. A bonus at the time (I hope they still have this the next time we're there) is a badge on each game that was featured in the book 'Ready Player One.'

My daughters enjoyed it as much as I did. Refreshments are sold in front and there is an appropriate level of monitoring in the rooms to ensure people are safe and the machines aren't getting abused. One sad drawback was that a few of the older pinball games were not always working right, but the staff came to the rescue when needed! We will definitely be back!
Written July 7, 2018
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So happy you stopped by to check us out! Yes, pinball machines can be a pain at times but I'm glad the staff was able to assist and get you back to having fun!
Written July 11, 2018
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Holly
Wichita, KS12 contributions
Family
This place is awesome. We went there and stayed for about 3 hours. Love the classic arcade games, and it's great that they are all on free play. At the time we went, it was 10 dollars for adults, 8 dollars for kids, but I felt like we got our money's worth. They do sell some snacks, like candy and chips, along with bottled soda, water, energy drinks. Even though it was busy, there were plenty of games to choose from. Will return!
Written March 23, 2018
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So happy you had a great time!
Written July 11, 2018
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shadlynn
Wichita, KS38 contributions
Family
Nice and clean place. Helpful staff. Pretty good deal too. $10 for unlimited play is perfect for kids.
Written July 18, 2020
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Thank you for coming by! Hope to see you again soon!
Written July 5, 2021
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Paul A
Hutchinson, KS12 contributions
Family
If you are looking to spend a good time playing old school arcade video games, this is your place! For $10, you can play all the video games you played as a kid from open to close. The atmosphere is family-friendly. There are plenty of games to play for hours on end. You should check it out!
Written June 18, 2018
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Thanks for coming by!
Written July 11, 2018
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Chrisdma
Wichita, KS42 contributions
Couples
I'm a pinball lover so I enjoy stopping in for a few games from time to time. The Arcade has a nice, family-friendly atmosphere, the staff is courteous and helpful.
Written January 27, 2018
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So glad you had fun! Come back and see us! More pinballs being delivered this week.
Written February 5, 2018
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Mark M
Hesston, KS30 contributions
Family
Dropped in on the new arcade place called The Arcade in downtown. Wichita. For eight dollars ($8) you can play as many of their video games for free. For ten dollars ($10) you can play from open to close. The have several video games from the '80s. They also have pinball machines which are fifty cents for four balls. The owner/operators want you to enjoy their machines. They quickly answer emails, texts, or phone calls. I went with my thirteen-year-old daughter and we had a blast. There was very little wait for any of the games you wanted to play. Children under sixteen had to have a parent with them. This place will bring back your memories!
Written January 4, 2018
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So glad you enjoyed! We hope to see you back again soon!
Written January 15, 2018
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The Arcade is open:
  • Thu - Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 1:00 AM