The 1970s are well represented with games for daredevil Evel Knievel, TV show “Charlie’s Angels,” and boxer Muhammad Ali. There’s a slew from earlier decades as well.
For those who like joysticks and pixels, classic games include Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Asteroids, Frogger, Missile Command, Space Invaders and even Tank.
And yes, there’s skee ball too. But the star is the pinball machine, which surprisingly has the ability to suck in not only the crowds that grew up on such entertainment, but also the younger minds of Generation Swipe.
The 9,000-square-foot Delray Beach location is the second for Pinball Museum, which opened its first in Asbury Park, N.J., in 2009.
Owner Rob Ilvento has pinball machines dating back decades with several machines from the 1950s and 1960s, with a few from this side of the millennium around as well.
While the site has TVs, you better not count on hearing anything over the din of flippers flipping. It’s loud in there, but there are free ear plugs for those who want them.
Also on site is boardwalk food fare, including pizza, hot dogs, wings, tenders and funnel cakes. A more refined menu offers things like lobster rolls, shrimp cocktail, hummus platters, crab cakes and even kale salad with poppy seed dressing. There’s also beer, wine and $5 bottomless soda.
Open daily, the attraction is open 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday and 11-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday.
IF YOU GO
19 NE 3rd Ave., Delray Beach