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Seattle Pinball Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 - 20:00
Open today: 12:00 - 20:00
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Must-Do If You Love Pinball

This is less like a museum, and more like an amazing way to play pinball for several hours. It's... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
leah k b
Austin, Texas
Wish there was more time in the day!!

I stumbled on this place looking for a place to play pinball. Seattle has a lot of pinball joints... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Ed L
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
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  • Terrible2%
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Come enjoy a truly unique Seattle experience. Play the largest public pinball collection in the Pacific Northwest. 50 plus games on free play with your paid admission. Located in the heart of Chinatown/International District. Also available vintage...more
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508 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2919
+1 206-623-0759
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe this has such high reviews. We wasted our time walking all the way to this place to find a tiny, hot room crammed with pinball machines. If you're handicapped, don't bother, theres no place for you in this place. The owner's solution for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank liliana630md
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Rude, rude and rude! Took my boy there to have a good time. The staff (cranky old dude and a younger version of him) has a very stiff take-it-or-leave-it attitude. We left, thankfully before giving up any of our money (pretty tall prices, considering their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is less like a museum, and more like an amazing way to play pinball for several hours. It's $15 to get in, and every machine is free to play, save one or two of the very new ones. We spent four hours in there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I stumbled on this place looking for a place to play pinball. Seattle has a lot of pinball joints but this is pay one price and play until this place closes or you get Carpel Tunnel from pressing the flipper buttons too much. LoL I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed L
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Over fifty machines all on free play. The owners are great and friendly people. Some old machines back in early 1960 years. Some new machines. If you go to Seattle you got to go here. Cold beer and soda for sale.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a great place for the 40+ crowd although I think I would agree with other reviewers that young kids (8 under) might not see the beauty. We got there about 20 minutes after it opened on a weekday and the crowds were not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kelli S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

As a caveat, my family loves pinball. So this place rocked!!! For $15 a person, you could play all you wanted. They had pretty much all of the top ten machines, plus some new ones and a bunch of oldies. They had good policies allowing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank travelkat2570
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I went with a couple of friends and we enjoyed the old games. Pinball games are great. The old video arcade games also a plus. I don’t see kids having that much fun here. I saw them bouncing from one game to the other not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ValueTraveller2010
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The cool thing about this place is that all but 2 machines are set to free play. You pay one cover charge and you can play all day long. Unfortunately, the place is pretty small, so it can seem a little crowded. The machines are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Rick G
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The staff was helpful. The games are fun and it was worth the $17 per person to play unlimited games. My kids loved it and they are ten and thirteen. Who doesn’t want to play Ms. Pac-Man?!

Date of experience: June 2018
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14 August 2017|
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Response from pudman43 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, can't recall if they had an elevator or not. Try emailing the museum, they struck me as very helpful folks. As for any learning type exhibits, no it's just a ton of great old pinball machines
12 July 2016|
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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
Parking downtown is a challenge. We took the light-rail from Tuckwilla Station which has free parking. The Chinatown station is 2 blocks from the Pinball Museum.
4 January 2015|
Response from Cindy M | Property representative |
Please email directly to the Seattle Pinball Museum