ABOUT PINBALL LAND

Rockford Michigan’s Family Friendly Arcade

Located in beautiful downtown Rockford, Pinball Land is a retro arcade featuring 6 rooms of awesome pinball machines and some of the best video arcade games of all time.

The best part – no quarters required!  No appointments!  Just come in, pay admission and all of the games inside are free to play.

You can play for just an hour, or get an all-day pass so you can come and go as much as you like.  The all day pass allows you to take breaks for food and drink at any of the terrific bars and restaurants in Rockford to really make a day of it.

Pinball Machines

Pinball Land features pinball games from many eras and styles, showcasing a wide range of what pinball is all about. We have games from all of the major pinball manufacturers: Gottlieb, Bally, Williams and Stern, all well-maintained to our high standards. Play ’em all, find your favorite, then ask the friendly Arcade Guardian on duty for tips and tricks!

Video Arcade Games

It’s not just pinball at Pinball Land!  We also have a great selection of classic video arcade games, including sit-down driving games where you can race head-to-head!  We have Ms. Pac Man, Centipede, Asteroids, Gauntlet, Galaga, Mortal Kombat 2, Crazy Taxi, Area 51, Mr. Do, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donkey Kong and many more!  Between all of our dedicated cabinets as well as our “multicade” machines, we have over 100 video arcade games to choose from!

Food and Drink

Pinball Land is surrounded by great food and drink, all within walking distance!  The Corner Bar, Uccello’s, The Pump House, Marinade’s Pizza Bistro, Cinco De Mayo, Underground Cookie Club, Grill One Eleven, Dam Dogs, Rocky’s Ice Cream and more are all just a stone’s throw away.

There’s even a public parking lot directly behind us, street parking out front, and another lot behind Cinco De Mayo – all free!

Private Parties and Special Events

Pinball Land is a great place for a private party, whether you’re hosting a small birthday party, holding a team-building event with your company, or just having a fun night out with your group of friends.

You can rent the entire arcade for a 2-hour block either before we open to the public or after we close.  You can even bring in your own food and drinks!  Contact us to get your private party set up.

Play a real game, with your real friends, in real life

We’re in this because we love pinball and the arcade experience and want to share the love with you and your family!  Have fun, make memories, and maybe even set some high scores.

You don’t need an appointment or a reservation – just come on down and have some fun with games!  We’re open 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

Looking forward to seeing you at Pinball Land!

Classic video arcade games at Pinball Land Rockford

Pinball Land’s Greatest Expansion is Now Open!

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West Michigan’s ultimate retro arcade experience, Pinball Land, has completed it’s third and final expansion! This new addition, “Phase 4”, consists of an entirely new wing which houses an impressive row of classic video arcade games and a dedicated party space! Keep on reading to get a sneak preview on this exciting new room that’s…

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Deadpool Pinball: Beginner’s Guide

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Deadpool pinball is, without a doubt, the hottest pinball machine at Pinball Land.  It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s great for beginners and experts alike.  It’s also one of those games where the more you know, the better your scores will be!  This article will show you some quick tips to help you break through to…

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Sega’s Out Run Has Arrived at Pinball Land!

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Sega’s smash hit OUT RUN is now at Pinball Land! Fire up your Ferarri, pick your music, and push the pedal to the metal as you choose your own path to the finish line. Our OUT RUN cabinet is the upright version, complete with steering wheel, gear shift, and an awesome force-feedback motor.  As is…

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Timing is Everything in Williams’ Scorpion Pinball

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Experience the action of Williams’ Scorpion pinball, now at Pinball Land!  You, captain of the attack ship Scorpion 3, are the last line of defense against the vicious hydra! Can you earn multi-ball to save the day?

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Welcome to Pinball Land

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Located on scenic Courtland Street in beautiful downtown Rockford, Michigan, Pinball Land arcade features a lineup of over a dozen pinball machines as well as classic video arcade games, all available for you to play. The best part – no quarters required! You pay for admission and all of the games inside are free. With…

Pinball Land Helps Gabe Find His Forever Home

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FOX 17 news produced a beautiful segment called Forever Home where they showcase a wonderful kid from the foster system and attempt to find him a loving family. This week, Pinball Land proudly hosted the segment for video game loving 13 year old Gabe, a funny kid with a lot of character. He’s all about…

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Star Trek Pinball: Welcome Aboard

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Stern’s Star Trek pinball machine is a terrific game that gets more fun the more you know about it. Set your phasers to “fun” and beam yourself up to pure pinball satisfaction with this guide to Star Trek pinball!  This guide contains all the information you need to make a starship captain out of you,…

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Led Zeppelin’s Band Member Symbols – What Do They Do?

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The band member symbols in the middle of LED ZEPPELIN’S playfield are the key to higher scores! Now, this is kind of a lot, but listen to me ramble on for a minute here to get a much better appreciation of how to play this awesome game!

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What to Expect at Your Private Party

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Pinball Land arcade in Rockford, MI is an awesome venue for your next birthday party, family reunion, holiday party, or any other special event. We are affordable, clean, convenient and most importantly outrageously fun! Keep reading to get an idea of what you can expect at a private party at Pinball Land.

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Multiball: How to Activate It…and Survive!

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A multiball round in pinball is always exciting and usually leads to good scoring opportunities. It’s hard to walk away from a game where you got a multiball and feel bad about yourself, so here’s some universal tips on how to activate multiball on many pinball machines. Once the multiball mode begins and you’ve launched…

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Opening Weekend was a Super Jackpot!

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The dust has settled after an incredibly fun opening weekend at Pinball Land. Lots of guests, lots of games being played, and most importantly, lots of smiles! The surprise favorite game of the weekend was none other than Gottlieb’s “hidden gem” Big Hurt! It’s a game I personally love, but I did not expect the…

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Retro Pinball Fun Amps Up around Grand Rapids

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Hey Grand Rapids just wrote a terrific article about Pinball Land and the popularity of pinball in West Michigan. They cover what Pinball Land is all about as well as diving into the downtown Grand Rapids scene with Stella’s and The Pyramid Scheme, and they even did a nice write-up on Rodney Minch. It’s a…

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Play Choice Arcade is a Nintendo Lover’s Dream

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Back in the 1980’s, if you wanted to try a video game before buying it, your main option was to rent the game from your local video rental store.  Nintendo thought of another concept: playing games for their Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on a Play Choice arcade cabinet. Originally, the Nintendo Play Choice arcade games…

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Dragon’s Lair – Now at Pinball Land

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DRAGON’S LAIR! The fantasy adventure where you become a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon. You control the actions of a daring adventurer, finding his way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the…

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Cup Holders Now On All Pinball Machines

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That’s right – we now have cup holders!  Now you can enjoy an ice cold soda pop while you play! Just place your beverage of choice in the convenient cup holder, located under the plungers on the right-side of each machine, and satisfy your pinball and sweet beverage cravings at the same time! We have…

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Black Knight Sword of Rage: Beginner’s Guide

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The Black Knight has been intimidating pinball players since 1980, and he is more brutal than ever in his latest game.  Our players step up to challenge him over and over again but few are able to put the trash-talking knight in his place.  This article will help players get the edge on Black Knight:…