If you used to play a mean pinball you will want to check this out. You can now take a trip down memory lane and play one of 40 retro machines at the new Pinball Museum located in the Old Market in Omaha. Owner Larry Richling says this all started when he got a call from a friend that had some games to sell. Richling bought the games and decided to open a museum where people could learn, visit and play.
Richling says, “Games that came out of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and this is how pinball started. The games actually had a pin and a ball that bounced off. There was no electric to them or anything like that. There are 40, 1960 through 1968 pinball machines in this particular room.”
The museum also features a few modern games and consoles. Each is fully operational and ready to play. It costs 15 dollars to get an hour of unlimited play.
The Pinball Museum officially opened to the public today and is located at the Hollywood Candy building at 12th and Jackson Street.