Silverball Arcade Museum

Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum

As we indicated in a previous post about Timeline Arcade, we here at Next Exit Travel are big fans of arcades. It isn’t about nostalgia, our inner 12-year-olds just never died. We were in New Jersey for a family event and as we got in the car, WPT mentioned we were only a short drive away from Asbury Park – home to the Silver Ball Arcade Museum. Suddenly, we were detouring to the Jersey Shore.

Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum

The pinball machines were amazing – some over 60 years old and in perfect working condition. The variety of machines was impressive – from mechanical relics to Elvira offering sexy come ons to Charlie’s Angels. Galaga was my game back when I had to seek it out at mini-marts and game rooms and I probably played one of my best games in a decade on their machine. They also have Pong, Tetris, and an air basketball game that was a lot of fun. Most games have information about the manufacture and history of the machine, so it is a museum. A museum of fun where you can touch every exhibit.

Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum

The admission is time-based, so you can try a ton of games without worrying about running out of quarters. We only had an hour before we needed to hit the road, but it was enough to get a taste and want to go back.

2nd place! Silver Ball Arcade Museum
2nd place! Silver Ball Arcade Museum

Silver Ball Arcade Museum
1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-774-4994
Website: http://silverballmuseum.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverballMuseumArcade
Admission: 1/2 Hour $7.50, 1 hour $10, all day $20
Off-Season Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 9 PM, Friday: 11 AM – 1 AM, Saturday: 10 AM – 1 AM, Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Skeeball, Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Skeeball, Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Pong, Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Pong, Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
Silver Ball Arcade Museum
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2 thoughts on “Silverball Arcade Museum”

  1. Whoa… I don’t know why I’ve never been there before. Definitely on my agenda the next time I’m going in that direction.

  2. This is one of my favorite spots, and one of the few things I’m sad about having moved to another state is that I can’t just pop in there anymore. But when I am back in New Jersey I make at least one visit a week there.

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