Ding! Bang! Swoosh! Pinball wizards (and those with a love of nostalgia) will love this new, fun museum. The Pinball Museum (9625 W. Colfax Ave.) recently lit up in Lakewood and is ready for play. A walk-through museum of vintage pinball machines, see some of the rarest and unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement equipment) usually only found in private collections.
Even more worthy of a high score, the museum also houses a playable arcade with some of the newest pinball machines (lots of bells and whistles!), as well as vintage video games from the 80s. (All playable machines take quarters.) Admission to the arcade is FREE. — just remember to bring your change jar. (A change machine is also available on site.)
The museum and arcade are only open Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Pinball Museum is located upstairs. The museum changes constantly, featuring new exhibits and rare collector’s items.
The admission (cash only) is as follows:
Adults (ages 17 to 79) – $2
Children (ages 1 to 16) – $1 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Under 1 and over 80 – FREE
No restrooms are available, so plan accordingly.
Plus, there is no food for sale. However, you may bring factory-sealed, bottled beverages and packaged snacks — just no open containers, alcohol or fast-food packages.
If you’re planning a party, the Museum’s arcade would make for a fun, festive setting. The rate is a reasonable $50 per hour — with the arcade still on quarter play.