ABOUT PINBALL LAND

Rockford Michigan’s Family Friendly Arcade

Located in beautiful downtown Rockford, Pinball Land is a retro arcade featuring 7 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.

Thanks to Rockford’s RORA (Rockford Outdoor Refreshment Area) program, you can also bring in beverages from any participating vendor!  And we even have cup holders on all the pinball machines for your drinking-and-playing convenience.

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!

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Led Zeppelin Pinball is Here!

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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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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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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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Everyday somebody comes into Pinball Land confused that, “they don’t take quarters,” failing to understand the incredible value of the Free Play Arcade format. The article will explain why playing your favorite arcade games at an establishment with a Free Play model is not only a better bang for your buck, it’s more fun, too.

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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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This morning Candace Monacelli from Fox 17 News dropped by Pinball Land to see just how much fun someone can have during the cold, wet months of winter…as long as they’re at an arcade! We played pinball, Ms Pac Man and even got our groove on with some Dance Dance Revolution. Check out all the…

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Dragon’s Lair – Now at Pinball Land

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Welcome to PinballMania!

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PinballMania is coming to Pinball Land Wednesday, November 9! Real pro wrestlers take on our local heroes in 2 hours of nonstop competitive pinball! Professional wrestlers Truth Martini, Brutus “Scourge of the Swamp” Atwell, TJ Meyer, Ryan Matthais and Alex Van Zant will all be competing in the tournament! Read on to find out how…

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Hot off the presses! The Rockford Squire has written a lovely article about Pinball Land in the Thursday, July 22, 2021 issue, and they even put it right on the front page. Read the entire article here!

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Space Station Pinball is Now in Orbit

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The latest classic William’s pinball machine to land at Pinball Land, Space Station pinball, is totally out of this world! With its unique in-lane arrangement and stunning multi-ball sequence, you might find yourself climbing aboard again and again. Read on to learn more about the ultimate “pinball rendezvous!”