Pinball Hall of Fame to Close, Seeks Funds for Strip Location
A popular Las Vegas attraction, the Pinball Hall of Fame, has announced it will close its Tropicana location.
The owner of the Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame Museum, Tim Arnold, shared the news in a forum catering to the pinball community.
Arnold also shared he plans to move the Pinball Hall of Fame, which features hundreds of classic pinball machines, to a new location on the Las Vegas Strip.
The new site for the attraction is the former location of the Sombrero Motel, at 4915 S. Las Vegas Blvd. on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Sombrero Motel closed in 2000 and the site has changed ownership several times since.
The parcel, located near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, has been purchased for $4.6 million, but Arnold is now seeking funds to build at the new site.
No date was given for the closure of the existing Pinball Hall of Fame location, other than Arnold saying, “as soon as we can wind up our affairs.”
Funds for the new Pinball Hall of Fame will be raised through memberships, so it remains to be seen if the new location will become a reality. Read more.
Thanks to our friend @VegasInsight for tipping us off to this story.
The Pinball Hall of Fame has always been a blast and we hope plans for a new location pan out.