Pinball Hall of Fame

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Pinball Hall of Fame
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Established January 2006
Location 1610 E Tropicana Ave
Paradise, Nevada
Type Pinball Museum
Collection size ~400 pinball machines
Director Tim Arnold
Website www.pinballhall.org

The Pinball Hall of Fame opened in Paradise, Nevada in January 2006. It is a project of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club, and it features pinball machines from all eras, including some very rare machines such as Williams' Black Gold, Bally's Pinball Circus and Recreativos Franco's Impacto. It features approximately 400 different pinball games, including some classic video arcade games and other novelty machines of the past and present.

The museum is a nonprofit venture and its creation came about in part due to donations, which are still accepted. The museum is run by Tim Arnold, a veteran arcade operator who ran "Pinball Pete's" in East Lansing, Michigan.[1] Fully staffed by volunteers, excess revenues are donated to the Salvation Army.[2]

In late 2009, the Pinball Hall of Fame moved to its new location at 1610 E Tropicana Ave.

Since 1990, Tim Arnold has been busy with this project, raising money selling DVDs (and VHS tapes) about pinball repair and organizing pinball 'fun nights' at his own house. There he also has a very large personal collection of pinball machines.[3]

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The Pinball Hall of Fame was originally located at 3300 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas NV 89121 and featured approximately 200 pinball machines, classic video games and arcade games. This original location opened in January 2006 and was located approximately one mile east from its present location.

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Coordinates: 36°06′04″N 115°06′10″W / 36.10111°N 115.10278°W / 36.10111; -115.10278