ABOUT PINBALL LAND

Rockford Michigan’s Family Friendly Arcade

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

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

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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 all 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.

Pinball machine row at Pinball Land arcade, Rockford, MI

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!

Video arcade games at Pinball Land in Rockford, MI

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

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).

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.

Looking forward to seeing you at Pinball Land!

Bang!

What Was That Loud Sound?!

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While playing pinball, or while hanging out at an arcade where pinball machines are present, it’s common to hear a loud BANG! It’s a sound so loud and so sudden it can make people jump out of their shoes and look over their shoulder as if they broke something! I want to assure you, that…

Warhammer 40,000 now available at Pinball Land

Now Featuring Warhammer Games and Accessories!

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Pinball Land is excited to announce its latest gaming experience – and it’s not an arcade game!  Thanks to a partnership with Games Workshop, the world’s leading producer and manufacturer of miniatures and strategy games, we are able to offer models, books and supplies for Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar, the world’s most…

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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…

Iron Maiden, No Fear, Star Trek and Black Knight pinball machines

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…

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Free Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar Models

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We need your help! Armies of Space Marines and Stormcast Eternals have arrived at Pinball Land – and they need to be painted! Come on in and claim your FREE MINIATURE today!   Get Started with a Free Games Workshop Miniature Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar are super fun hobby games to get…

4 player DMD No Fear pinball

How to Play Multiplayer Pinball

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Did you know almost all pinball machines can be set up to play up to a 4-player game? Many new players don’t realize this is a possibility, yet it’s very easy to do if you just know how. Take a look at this step-by-step guide to starting and playing a multiplayer game of pinball. It’s…

Mortal Kombat 2 characters

A Krash Kourse in Mortal Kombat

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The fighters in Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 have their famous, unique special moves, like Sub Zero’s ice blast and Scorpion’s “get over here” spear, but there are three easy-to-do moves that are kommon to every character.  Knowing these will give you a huge advantage in kombat no matter which fighter you choose to use.…

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New Hours

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Hey arcade fans!  I know you love coming into Pinball Land to play 7 days a week, however we have had to change our hours.

Led Zeppelin Pinball at Pinball Land

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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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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Check Out Our Front Page Feature in The Rockford Squire!

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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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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,…

Pinball Land's Arcade Summer

It’s an Arcade Summer at Pinball Land

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When the summer’s heat is in full effect, sometimes the place to be is indoors, playing your favorite games with the AC blasting. That’s what we’re going to be doing at Pinball Land during our Arcade Summer and we’d love for you to join us! Walk-in players are welcome!

Throw a Private Arcade Party

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Celebrate with us! Are you looking for a fun, clean, family-friendly venue for a special event?  Pinball Land arcade has you covered with our Private Party reservations! Our arcade is a great place for a birthday party, a team-building event, a youth group outing or just a fun time with your group of friends.  We…

Nintendo Play Choice 10 Arcade Cabinet at Pinball Land arcade in Rockford, MI

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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