From Las Vegas...
The Pinball Hall of Fame!
(Top Photo:) On New Year's Eve, Tina and I stayed closer to Las Vegas, and took in a few museums. Would you believe there is a Pinball Hall of Fame in Vegas!
(At the Top Right:) One of the Indiana Jones pinball machines that we saw.
(At the Second Right:) One of the Superman pinball machines found in this very large warehouse used as a museum!
(At the Third Right:) Tina and I took turns playing Dunk 'n' Alien. It was so much fun listening to this sassy alien berate us for not dunking him. See photo of the bowling game at the bottom right of this post!
(At the Fourth Right:) KISS was just one of the rock bands with pinball machines in this museum! Also included were Ted Nugent, and Guns 'n Roses!
(At the Fifth Right:) Michael couldn't go pass the Elvira pinball machine without having a photo taken!
(At the Sixth Right Photo:) Of course, Tina couldn't go past the '24' TV Show pinball machine without doing the same!
(At The Seventh Right:) Dr. Dude reminded me so much of an underground comix pinball machine with all of the comix artwork!
(At the Eighth Right:) Yeah, there were several western themed pinball machines there also. This one was called 'Lawman' which I had to play!
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TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3316:
Tina and I stayed close to our hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. Which was good because we had driven earlier in the week, several hundreds of miles going as far West as Pahrump to see a winery, and as far Southeast as Kingman, Arizona to see the Andy Devine collection and the Route 66 Museum, which I haven't blogged about yet.
So I blogged about seeing the Atomic Testing Museum yesterday, and how dissapointed I was in not being able to shoot photos inside...
Today, I'm blogging about a different museum... One that is a lot friendlier to its patrons!
That would be the Pinball Hall of Fame, that recently moved to its new location, almost across the street from what was the Liberace Museum and shopping center!
Tina and I spent a couple of hours in this living / working museum, and even she found it quite enjoyable! When I say even she... That's because we usually don't stop to play pinball machines anywhere on vacations or around our own hometown for that matter!
But here in this warehouse atmosphere, there was so much history and the chance to play such classic games that we both had to put in quarters to play machines we had never seen before, but enjoyed the characters on the boards and windows that enticed us to play!
We both had a great time here, especially after having a rough day so far that morning of the December 31st, with the Atomic Testing Museum being stodgy on taking photos, and the Liberace Museum being closed / out of business with no notice!
The Pinball Hall of Fame museum was just what the doctor ordered for us... Fun!
We both highly suggest that if YOU are in Las Vegas, to check out this fun place!
Here's the link to the Pinball Hall of Fame - Las Vegas.
What they say on that page is true: "The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas is the world's largest display of working pinball machines. Admission is free. Play your way through history with a pocket full of quarters".
My understanding from talking with the manager there, (pictured to the left here), is that the owner only has room to show 1/5 of his collection in this warehouse! Whew! That is a BIG Collection!
So, with the Free Admission, the ability to take photos of all the machines, and to have 'Fun'... I can't help but give 'Two Thumbs Up' for this museum! Check it out when you are next in Vegas! The Hall of Fame is at: 1610 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV, 89119!
That's it for today's blog post. I still have several blogs to post in the days to come about our Las Vegas trip, but Tina and I both caught bad colds this trip, which are keeping us somewhat 'down'.
So there will be more on the trip in the days / weeks to follow!
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