Asheville Pinball Museum
Asheville Pinball Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • torana12 .
    155 contributions
    Fun place to bring family to play with pindball machines and old electronics games.
    Awesome place to have fun with family and friends. Three rooms filled with pindball machines and old electric games. The establishment is clean, filled with nostalgic posters, toys, pictures, and background musics. There are plenty of machines to play with and old machines on display. The staff is professional, friendly, and helpful. We had a great time and you will too.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 1, 2023
  • Sue B
    Waterloo, Iowa34 contributions
    Like old to times
    This was a fun place to visit. There were always several machines available to play while we were there, including our favorites. While there was no time limit to how long we could play, and we were told we could come back that same day, we limited or time to 90 minutes. The time just flew by. There aren't many times you have an opportunity to play the old pinball games. It was great.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Leigh424
    180 contributions
    Fantastic time!
    An awesome time! We arrived on a Friday afternoon about 15 minutes before opening. We were about 40th in line. We spent about 3 1/2 hours playing pinballs and arcade games. So great that you can play up to 4 players on the pinballs. Just a fun way to spend an afternoon. I would recommend arriving early. The wait time at 3pm was like 1 1/2. We definitely got our money worth!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • 318bks
    Vinita, Oklahoma171 contributions
    A must-see stop if in Asheville.
    A must-see stop if in Asheville. There were plenty of pinball machines and they limit the amount of people in at one time. There are also some classic video games as well. All you can play for one price. Most of the machines were working.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Emily Stein
    Wilmington, North Carolina4 contributions
    Excellent
    GREAT! $15 enter and leave when you please. You can even come back later in the day if you keep your wristband on. All games are free except a few. If you enjoy pinball, $15 for unlimited plays is worth it.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Tom M
    Suwanee, Georgia260 contributions
    So much fun.
    My wife and I are in our 50s. This was a step back to our high-school and earlier days. We stopped on a weekday afternoon when school was in session. There was no line and not many people there. I think we played most of the machines available for play. 15$ gets you all the play you want except for three machines that require another 50 cents each. There are also some classic arcade games such as Centipede, Donkey Kong, PacMan and Ms. Paxman, Qwerty, Galaxie and others. I found myself smiling the whole time. They also have a ton of memorabilia from that time. Boom boxes, toys, posters. You can also buy softdrinks and beer if you are thirsty. Please, go have some fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, Minnesota1,444 contributions
    A Fun Afternoon
    I can't say pinball is something I've done since I was a kid, so this was so much fun! They have a great selection of games; reasonably priced, since you can play all day; and the museum part is real. It was fun to read the history of the games as we played them. Definitely something I'd do again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Chris T
    South Orange, New Jersey2 contributions
    Good time in a classic arcade
    Love this place. Fun for GenX and the teenager. The video game rooms were a trip down memory lane. Weekday afternoon at the end of leaf season there was no line or wait. $15 all u can play was a good deal for 2-3 hours of fun
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
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Ann H
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,581 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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William S
Kobe, Japan1,285 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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Arleen F
Fayetteville17 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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MITraveler60
Michigan104 contributions
Mar 2022
The Ashevile Pinball Museum, located in the central downtown area, is a fun place to spend some time. The small space is filled with vintage pinball machines. For a reasonable fee ($15 at this writing) one can play from opening to closing (with return privileges if one decides to step out for something to eat, etc.). Lots of fun for pinball lovers of all ages.
Written March 13, 2022
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JBH7212014
Manchester, GA97 contributions
Oct 2022
We enjoyed our visit to this active museum even though our pinball history was in the 50's and they did not have too many working that were from that era. Loved a baseball one we remembered where the metal players run around the bases for the hits you get. We were amazed the place was full of people paying $15 for unlimited play. Definetely recommend.

However, we are in our 80's and I use a power wheelcchaiir. There were no handicapped spaces on the main street. There was one, occupied, around the corner and a ramp to reach the level of the pinball museum. Someone pulled out of the parking lot across the street and we took the corner spot. An hour later we camed out and had a $20 parking ticket for parking in a permit only lot. The sign was very obvious we just did not see it. We live in a tiny Georgia town so permit lots are not something we are accustomed to. My GA handdicapped card was in the windshield and a manual wheelchair and walker plainly visible in our backseat. I don't know what wheelchair visitors are supposed to do in that area. Be careful
Written October 28, 2022
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LondonLee
Peoria, Illinois189 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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PhlegmMaster
Phoenix, AZ4,318 contributions
Dec 2019
I had to show my daughter this place!

For $15/person, you can play as many games as you want.

I used to play so many video games back in the 80's with my best friend, so spending time here, being bathed in blissful nostalgia, was truly a wonderful experience for me! I was afraid my daughter would be bored, but she totally enjoyed playing some of the classic games, plus she even tried some pinball games (she was better than me!)

We spoke with the owner, and you could tell he really cared about the look and feel of his establishment.

We stayed for 3 hours and the time just flew by!
Written January 3, 2020
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Craig
5 contributions
Aug 2022
If you have even the slightest interest in playing pinball machines and video games from the past, this is a must-do. For $15, you have unlimited access to about 35 pinball machines and 35 video games. If you're like me, and grew up with these games as a teenager, the experience will transport you back to your youth. The two-hours we spent at the museum are certainly one of the highlights of our week-long stay in Asheville.
Written August 5, 2022
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Robert P
Dunwoody, GA211 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a fantastic activity if you're traveling with older children or teens. One fairly reasonable price gives you unlimited access to three rooms full of old pinball machines and arcade games. The really old machines are display only, but there are plenty of 1970's and later machines available. They limit the number of people allowed in at any one time, so there is always a machine open somewhere to play without a wait. If you do need to wait, you can leave your cell number and they will text you when it is your turn.
Written April 8, 2022
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