The Pinball Hall of Fame has about 150 working machines that span from the basic 1947 Bally’s Heavy Hitter machine to a 2008/2009 Stern CSI machine with multiple raceways and challenges. I’m not exactly sure how it qualifies as a “Hall of Fame”, but it is a great arcade. A few highlights for me were the 1975 Bally Capt. Fantastic, 1979 Bally KISS and 1990 Williams Funhouse machines. The older machines take a quarter. The newer machine take $.50-$.75 per play. Change machines are readily available.
They also have classic video games like Donkey Kong, Q*bert and Mario Bros as well as Claw machines.
I went around noon on a Saturday. It wasn’t very busy and it was easy to find open games that I wanted to play. I expect that it gets a bit busier at night. The crowd was predominantly 20-40 year old guys (as you’d expect), but there were a few families, too. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. I’ll probably make this a regular part of my trips as long as I have a car available.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is open 11a-11p Sunday through Thursday and 11a-midnight on Friday and Saturday. It is located at 1610 E. Tropicana. That is about 2.5 miles from the Strip so I suggest getting there by car. The RTC 201 (Tropicana) bus is another option and it has stops on the same block as the Pinball Hall of Fame. The building is very plain on the outside, but the big Pinball Hall of Fame sign is hard to miss.
For more info, visit the Pinball Hall of Fame website.