Asheville Pinball Museum

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Asheville Pinball Museum
4.5
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hfritzinger
Newark, DE531 contributions
Jul 2021
This was a really fun stop in Asheville, especially on a stormy afternoon. We arrived at about 1:45pm on a Friday afternoon in July and there were already about 20 people in line. Note they let in 70 people and then you go onto a waiting list. Prior to the opening at 2pm, we were given information and instructions by the owner and then proceeded inside and to pay (there were two lines - one for credit card and one for cash). We then received a wristband and were entitled to free play on nearly all machines. Note you can leave and come back later in the day and you are moved to the top of the wait list which is pretty neat. Admittedly this stop was more on the list for my husband, but I had such a blast too! Playing all the old machines and even the more recent ones were a total blast. Since there is a cap on people allowed we never had to wait for a machine. This was a really well-run experience and one we'd highly recommend!
Written July 14, 2021
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,173 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The “museum” is a cozy place with 50-70 machines, helpful staff and a bar serving beer and non-alcohol drinks. You pay a reasonable flat fee and can play almost all of the machines as long as you like. The offer a wide range of machines most of which you haven’t seen in decades. The patrons, when I was there, are about 50/50 male/female and mostly 20-30 years of age. It’s very comfortable for most anyone. It is a little noisy when crowded but not deafening. Masks are required, thankfully.
Written October 27, 2021
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pgb520
Mount Kisco, NY44 contributions
Jul 2021
This place is a blast from the past. About 75 machines in all, from old fashioned pinball to classic video games. It costs about $15 to get in, but once inside, all but two of the games are unlimited free play. These machines get a lot of play, so some of them could use a little TLC, but this was a great activity on a rainy day during our vacation in Asheville. Be prepared to wait to get in, as it's a popular place and they do limit the number of people allowed in at any one time. We had about an hour wait after we signed in, so we meandered around the neighborhood stores to kill the time. Took me a few games to get my flipper coordination going again, but after a while it all came back to me. FUN! The only reason it's not a 5 star rating is that some of the games that say you get 5 balls only give you 3, and some of the machines do need some repairs.
Written July 22, 2021
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Arleen F
Fayetteville14 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a wonderful afternoon here! They have not only pinball machines, but video games as well. They limit the number of people inside at one time so that there are always machines to play. I learned after the visit that they have a sister location in Hendersonville (the Appalachian Pinball Museum) - we'll definitely check that one out next time!
Written July 3, 2021
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LondonLee
Peoria, Illinois185 contributions
Aug 2021
If you love old time pinball and have a few hours to play it is fun. I really enjoyed playing one of the video games from the 80's so it was a fun hour. The reason for 3 stars is that I don't know how clean this place can possibly be during covid - it is dark, everyone is touching the same buttons and pulls and you are crammed in a relatively small space. Masks required but I never saw anyone wiping down the machines between players. Perhaps I was too engrossed in Centipede tough.
Written August 6, 2021
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cushybear1
Jacksonville, FL10 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
My wife and I took our 3 kids (ages 9, 7,, and 4) to the Pinball Museum, and we all had a great time. As a child of the 80’s and 90’s, the games were nostalgic as was the decor inside the museum. It was nice to pay a flat price and play as much as we wanted to. For my 4 year old, it was nice for him to gain experience and understanding of arcade games. It didn’t take long for him to understand pinball too. I would tell anyone 50 or younger that visiting this place is at the top of the must do list in Asheville.
Written June 17, 2021
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TravelMaven42
Chicago, IL178 contributions
Jan 2020
If you grew up playing pinball or are a kid today, either way this is fun way to spend an afternoon. The "museum" has two rooms of pinball plus other games. They even have snacks and drinks which no one seemed to be buying as everyone needed two hands for the games. This is a great stop for kids of all ages - well worth the $15 entrance fee.
Written January 11, 2020
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Adam Minnich
97 contributions
Jun 2021
If you are into original video games and pinball machines, then this is the place for you! There is a wide selection of original game consoles such as Missile Command, Tempest, Pacman, Galaga, Joust, Frogger, etc. They also have a few consoles that offer multiple titles to play. In the back room they have a Sega and NES to play. There is also a wide selection of pinball machines, from classics made in the 70's, to newer consoles. It's free to enter and walk around, but if you want unlimited play time, you pay $15 for a ticket. Be sure to call before you get there, as sometimes there is a waitlist and you'll need to sign up. I went one day and walked right in, but the next day I had a 1-hour wait time to enter.
Written June 15, 2021
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TangoMcKay
Triangle, NC12 contributions
May 2021
The Asheville Pinball Museum is the third such museum I've visited (Seattle and Roanoke are the other two). On the day I visited, the wait was 1.5 hours. They took my number and called me when a spot became available. Plenty of pinball tables, both old and new. I found that the new offerings were fantastic and ended up playing them more than the classics. A number of old video games, too, which was nice but I didn't spend much time on them. I give a hearty recommendation for this place if you're any kind of pinball enthusiast.
Written May 31, 2021
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Ann H
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,551 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
1/26/2020- Many pinball new and old . Some just for Display. Every employee in there was very friendly very nice and Sophia from where you check in and pay couldn’t have been any kinder.
All really nice games for only $15.00 dollars.
Ms Pac-Man, PAC man able to Pac-Man also Elvira it so many it was some that had three bowls and had five balls , it was very exciting lots of people coming in there.
I was told they also have a bar there that’s very nice I didn’t see it and I wasn’t drinking I enjoyed myself a lot.
Written January 26, 2020
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