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Las Vegas’ Pinball Museum

Talk a stroll along the nostalgia curve. Among our favorite places to visit in Las Vegas is the Pinball Museum, 1610 East Tropicana, a 10,000-square warehouse with rows and rows of playable pinball machines. It’s an amazing hands-on museum and one more reason to visit Trop. Just put your quarters into the machines you want to play. Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-12am. Free parking and walk in the door for free. No entrance fee.

We just heard from the project’s creator Tim Arnold via Ira David Sternberg’s Talk about Las Vegas. It’s a candid conversation and probes deeper into pure amusement without ever getting giddy about it.

Key Links
http://www.pinballmuseum.org
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The Pinball Hall of Fame is an attempt by the members of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club to house and display the world’s largest pinball collection, open to the public. A not-for-profit corporation was established to further this cause. The games belong to one club member (Tim Arnold), and range from 1950s up to 1990s pinball machines. Since it is a non-profit museum, older games from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are the prevalent, as this was the ‘heyday’ of pinball. There are no ‘ticket spitters’ here (aka kiddie casinos or redemption). It’s all pure pinball (and a few arcade novelty games) from the past. And since it’s a non-profit, excess revenues go to non-denominational charities.

Talk About Las Vegas is hosted by Ira David Sternberg who talks with the “celebrities, entertainers, writers and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world.” The show first airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. on KUNV, 91.5 www.kunv.org and is archived online http://www.talkaboutlasvegas.com. Twitter: @irasternberg

Soundbytes

1:50 Started out in gumball machines

3:30 Entertainment that is not free …

5:20 Retirement project

6:00 Fixing 30,40,50 year old equipment

6:30 Schematics

7:30 Constant need for parts … Disposable consumer item

9:00 Nuggets

10:20 Liberace Museum … What happens when the visionary quits? Here’s a different scenario …

11:00 Walk away at the top

12:00 Company towns … A tourist town needs tourist attractions

13:00 Need something other to do than pull the handle

14:40 Finish what we started

15:00 Pure amusement place … We have made the choice to stay as a museum

15:40 The game is enough.

17:40 All the trends start at the street level and move upwards … Proud to be a showman

19:00 Another building with 800 other machines

19:30 Turner Class Movies – Sunday silent movies … Nostalgia curve

24:00 Tourists and Locals … Minigolf effect

26:30 Loudest sound? Ghostbusters

 

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