25 Days in Seattle

Day 14: A Day at the Pinball Museum

Seattle PinballThe Seattle Pinball Museum is an awesome find! It’s located right in the International District on Maynard Ave S and King. This museum has about 50 pinball machines from the 60’s possibly earlier all the way to the modern era. Here you can think of the term museum as a very loose description because the pinball machines aren’t just for looking and admiring they’re also for playing! All machines are ordered in chronological sequence on two floors. Pay an admission fee and play all you want. A one time entry for an adult is $15 and for children ages 7-12, $12. You must be at least 7 to play the machines, it really is best suited for older kids and adults. They also have multi-entry admission tickets, adults $20 and kids $17. International DistrictA multi-entry admission is definitely worth it being right in the heart of the International District surrounded by tons of delicious restaurants. The museum does sell beer, ciders, vintage sodas, and snacks, and all the machines have cup holders which is pretty cool but, if you haven’t eaten in the International District you must experience it! Shanghai GardenIf you are going to go to the Pinball Museum get a multi-entry admission and play for a while have some fun and then stop a block down on 6th and Weller to Shanghai Garden for the most incredible hand-shaved noodles. Shanghai Garden is a popular place and can get crowded but totally worth any wait! And when you’re done head back to the museum for some more beer and some more games!

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