MANCHESTER VERMONT’S PINBALL ARCADE

PINBALL IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!

Do you ever long for the simple joys of days gone by? To a time before the digital age when America was the purveyor of art, entertainment and ingenuity? When people played games of skill that physically existed and were actually in front of them? That world still exists at Pastime Pinball in the Green Mountains of Vermont! Come discover the dazzling art, music and mechanics of a pop culture icon that has been around for 70+ years.

Pastime Pinball is a family-friendly museum arcade in the heart of beautiful Manchester Center, Vermont. Our collection features more than 60 top-rated pinball machines from every major American manufacturer set to FREE PLAY. Just pay admission at the door for unlimited fun!



Pinball is the perfect hands-on activity for the entire family and is a great way to experience science, technology, engineering and math — disciplines collectively known as STEM — in a real world setting. It’s also social, challenging, addictive and endlessly entertaining. With machines from every era, players of all ages and skill levels have plenty to choose from. Start with the charming bells and chimes of vintage electromechanical games and play your way through pinball history. You’ll find games based on comic strips, TV shows, movies and rock bands — plus original concept designs.


Stay and play for as long as you like. There’s no need to cut the fun short if you get hungry. Our mezzanine level snack bar dishes out a variety of tempting boardwalk treats with a Vermont twist. There’s something for everyone — from root beer floats made with local ice cream to organic nachos with homemade cheese sauce. We also serve Vermont craft beer, hard cider and wine as well as specialty nonalcoholic beverages. Refuel and rehydrate while you watch the action downstairs or challenge yourself to a retro game in our snack bar. We have vintage coin-op games and multi-game video tables for two-player fun all set to FREE PLAY!


So if you live nearby or are planning a long weekend getaway, stop in for some Flippin’ Good Fun!


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Our Games

Pinball games from the 1950s to today.

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1966

Cross Town

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1952

Paratrooper

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1966

Hurdy Gurdy

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1956

Derby Day

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1981

Centaur

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1984

Space Shuttle

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1990

Diner

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1988

Cyclone

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2003

The Simpsons

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2013

Metallica Pro

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2004

Ripley's Believe it or Not

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2019

The Munsters Premium

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Pastime Pinball's Blog

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A Beginner's Guide to Playing Pinball

If you're new to pinball, you'll want to learn the basics before you launch your first ball! Here's a basic introduction to the game that will have you scoring points in no time!

America’s Iconic Pinball Manufacturers Past & Present

Gottlieb Founded in 1927 by David Gottlieb in Chicago, Illinois, the company initially produced pinball machines and later expanded into various other games including pitch-and-bats, bowling games and video arcade games.