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Super fun for geeks

This place is a blast from the past. You can relive your 80s (or 90s) childhood by playing lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
Grandparent/Grandson Time

Enjoyed the afternoon with the grandboys playing the “old” games. Some of the equipment was not... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
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The National Videogame Museum is the country's first dedicated videogame museum, established to document, preserve and exhibit our industry's rich history. This museum has 20 interactive exhibits on display including an 80s-themed arcade, gaming...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
8004 Dallas Pkwy, Ste. 300, Frisco, TX 75034-4003
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a blast from the past. You can relive your 80s (or 90s) childhood by playing lots of old games. Many are free, and there's also an arcade with plenty more. My tech/history-obsessed teenager loves coming here any time we are driving through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Enjoyed the afternoon with the grandboys playing the “old” games. Some of the equipment was not working but I can imagine it is a challenge to keep all this old technology up and running. Because of the price it was probably a one time visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Margaret G
Reviewed April 8, 2019

This is a cool retro place to visit if you grew up with video games or arcades. A lot is on display here. However, the museum isn't very big compared to some. Some nice playable machines.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DM_1278
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Lots of free games to play. Some require tokens but lots don’t. Staff pretty much unseen. Good displays. Hard to drag the 20-30 year old kids out of the place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mainemom24
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Want to spend an enjoyable afternoon with your teens? Take them to the National Video Arcade Museum! They have a tour 2x a day about the history of video games. There is a room with old school free standing video games like PacMan, Centipede, Space...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Older gamers will have a ball seeing many games they had forgotten about. Youngsters didn't know how good they have it till they see this.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

This unique museum is located in the Frisco Discovery Center and it was the kind of museum you don't think about. It's a museum dedicated to video games. It's well displayed and expertly gives you a great overview about video games. I wasn't expecting to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

This place is located in the Frisco Discovery Center which includes two other museums; the Sci-Tech Discovery Center and Traintopia. My husband and I grew up in the 80s and this place took us back in time. Our seven year old had fun too playing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SharpB
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We went with friends and all of us had a blast!! The adults got to introduce our kids to how and when video games began. Playing with the actual joystick 🕹 was fun. The living area and bedroom was neat as well. Make sure you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 284janelw
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

I brought my kids here who thought that they would be bored. But had an amazing time moving through the eras of video games. Playing pong on the giant screen. The kids were amazed how video games evolved from the basic bulky systems to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Kathy W | Reviewed this property |
Plan for at least 2 hours. Take time to following the stages of development exhibits in order. The jumps in technology, in such short time spans, is amazing and helped make playing the evolving games more enjoyable!