More Than A Museum: What We Love About The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum is more than a museum. It is a Gatlinburg arcade filled with pinball machines and video games from childhood to today. It is a Gatlinburg attraction that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you are traveling with kids, seniors, or anyone in between, everyone is guaranteed to have a fun and interactive experience.

A Hidden Gem

The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum is located next to the Space Needle on the Gatlinburg Nature Trail one block from the Gatlinburg Parkway. It is a hidden gem in the Smoky Mountains that allows visitors to spend an entire day enjoying retro pinball machines. While you’re playing through the years, you will also learn about the history of pinball. My family and I, ages 6 – 74, went there on a weekend getaway to the Smoky Mountains and had a ball! Pun intended…

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

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One Price For All Day Play

For one price, guests can play unlimited pinball and arcade games all day. No coins are required. There is an admission fee when you arrive, and then you are free to play for as long as you would like. No catch! You just hit the start button and you are off! If you feel like leaving and coming back later, admission to this Gatlinburg arcade is valid all day. Come and go privileges mean that you can enjoy hours in the museum throughout the day without worrying about having to pay again.

The whole family spent over an hour playing game after game. The kids were starting to get hungry so we went next door to Slice Pizza for lunch and then back to the cabin for an afternoon of swimming. Afterward, the adults had dinner and drinks and headed back the arcade for some fun. Since we had been there earlier in the day and had our wristbands on, there was no charge!Jessica Doppelt

Vintage and Retro Games

The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum has over 100 pinball machines and retro arcade games including The Addams Family Gold Edition, Medieval Madness, KISS, Attack From Mars, Lord of the Rings, Metallica, Dolly Parton, The Addams Family Gold Edition, The Walking Dead, the 1965 classic Gottlieb Sky-Line, The Wheel of Fortune and more!

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Everyone had their favorites and ones that they wanted check out. My daughters played many of the games together as the machines can be played with multiple players. It was fun to see them enjoying games of from my era. It was “screen time” I could get behind.Jessica Doppelt

If you are headed to the Smoky Mountains, the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum needs to be on your list of must-dos. It is a very reasonably priced for hours of family-friendly entertainment, and it is one Gatlinburg arcade that you don’t want to miss.