Opening Thursday, the Rt. 66 Arcade Museum houses over 40 vintage
pinball and video games, including a rare, flipper-less,
wooden-cased pinball game, circa 1936; an original Pac-Man video
game; and many others. Nearly all the machines are operable and can
be played for only a quarter.
The museum is decorated with several
dozen framed, vintage pinball "back-glasses" that are colorful
representations of this graphic art form.
The Rt. 66 Museum is at 114 SW Arch St., with its actual entrance
around the corner on Race Street. The museum is open to the public
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are
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The Rt. 66 Arcade Museum is available by reservation for
birthday parties, family reunions and other gatherings — at no
cost. Arrangements can also be made for dinner at the Palms
Grill Café combined with a visit to the museum. To make
arrangements, phone 217-648-5077.
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