Release Your Inner Child!

August 15, 2018
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Things To Do

Alameda, California, is a hidden Northern California gem located in the core of the Bay Area. Minutes from San Francisco, this charming island city is bustling with beautiful scenery, striking Victorian architecture, dozens of attractions, antique shops, exciting museums, avant-garde restaurants, craft distilleries with contemporary tasting rooms, dazzling beaches and more. During your stay, be sure to visit the Pacific Pinball Museum. 

Visit The Pacific Pinball Museum

If you’re looking for a great time for the entire group or family, still want to learn something new and have a fantastic time - the Pacific Pinball Museum is a perfect choice for all ages. Enjoy this interactive museum and arcade wrapped into one thrilling package! 

Founded in 2004, this non-profit organization dedicated its creative space to preserve this unique gaming culture. The Pacific Pinball Museum is home to approximately 1500 unique pinball machines with approximately 90 machines still in fabulous working order and available for guests to play, making it one of the largest collections internationally. Explore machines dated from as early as the 1940’s, handcrafted with wood rails, or enjoy modern high-tech machines with familiar pop-culture themes. No matter what genre members of your group are into, there is a game and/or theme for everyone. 

Some of the pinball machine themes include: Addams Family, Theatre of Magic, Medieval Madness, Twilight Zone, Indiana Jones, Flash Gordon, Baby Pacman, Moulin Rouge, Centaur, Evel Knievel, Funland, Revenge From Mars, Seawitch, Frontier, Airport, Spin Wheel, Crescendo, Four Seasons, Flip A Card, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Iron Man, Tron and AD/DC. 

Every machine in the museum contains its own plaque explaining the age and history of the machine. Lucky guests will be able to observe part of the ongoing restoration process of the machines in rotation. Pacific Pinball Museums goal is to get as many machines as possible in working order, so each visit will be special with new machines available to view and play.  

Also scattered throughout the museum are Jukeboxes, rotating pinball machine and art exhibits, and large hand-painted murals, so there is much more to see than just their games. Pacific Pinball Museum includes a variety of themed rooms (such as the History Room, Exhibition Room, and Modern Room, to name a few) and an art gallery. Pacific Pinball Museum is the perfect location for Science, History, Art and Gaming Culture aficionados.

Stay at Marina Village Inn

A modern hotel located in the heart of a charming island city, Marina Village Inn offers an eclectic array of amenities and services to guests to ensure comfort. Enjoy complimentary continental parking, WiFi, daily newspaper service and complimentary breakfasts. Marina Village Inn offers 24-hour friendly, multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a business center. Guests are also invited to stay in and relax, or socialize at the spacious, sparkling pool, and welcoming common lounge area. For the lowest rates book direct at: www.marinavillageinn.com.