Asheville Pinball Museum

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1 Battle Square #1B, Asheville, NC, USA - (828) 776-5671

Asheville Pinball Museum Reviews

vances vances
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Going Full Tilt Aug 28, 2015
A fun return to my younger days. Started working at the age of ten as a newspaper delivery boy and when I was twelve purchased my own pinball machine (the real thing!). Unlimited access to flipping flippers rendered me a pinball wizard and I have retained fond memories of tilting against these beasts. When I learned of the Asheville Pinball Museum’s existence, it became a must-see.

Let us be clear from the start. This really is not a museum. However, it is delightfully similar to the pinball arcades from when I was a kid – a big room jammed full of these mechanical masterpieces. The key difference is that here you just pay a flat fee ($12) for a wrist band permitting unlimited free plays. Nirvana!

There were about twenty-five pinball machines available, and they genuinely spanned the entire era (from early 1960’s until early 2000’s). How fun to jump around between everything from golden oldies to the space warp warriors that ended the run. They did have a few displays and placards up with interesting footnotes about pinball machines, but it seemed everyone here was simply on a bumper binge.

Not an old fart like me? There is a back room chock full of vintage video games. Remember Asteroids, Breakout, Pac-Man, Zaxxon? The back room even has a back room with vintage shooting gallery machines. Truly games for all. There’s a bar in here too, so the biggest challenge would appear to be not having a good time during your visit!
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ik-ben-10eke says:
It sounds like a real fun place!
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015
trippin_jen says:
Wow that's good tip! I hope you kept the machine!!
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015
vances says:
lol, Jen. I did have the biggest route in town (including Sunday), and received over $100 in Christmas tips that year (1973 - good service pays!)...and the uncle of a friend repaired pinball machines. He sold me a used one for $150. Good times...
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015
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