Asbury Park, New Jersey: Silverball Pinball Museum

Opened in 2009, has 200 machines, with historical info signs. The oldest is "Knock Out," dating to 1950. All can be played coin-free for the price of admission.
1000 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ
At 3rd Ave. and Ocean Ave., along the boardwalk.
Off season M-Th 11-9, F 11-1, Sa 1-1, Su 10-10 (Call to verify)
$10 one hour, $25 all day
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Pinball machines.

Silverball Pinball Museum

Definitely a lot of fun -- especially for us old-timers.

[Matti, 12/15/2016]

Owner Rob Ilvento grew up playing pinball in Asbury's Park's old Casino arcade, now a rusted-out hulk. He made a small fortune in fast food chicken, started buying pinball machines, then opened his museum only a few doors away from the old Casino. The museum holds 182 machines, from the 1930s to the 1990s -- including Super Score, a pinball-themed pinball machine -- and has a section set aside for Skee-Ball and arcade video games as well.

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