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!

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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Joker Poker is Now Set to 5 Ball

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You asked, we listened! Our beautiful solid state Joker Poker pinball machine is now properly set to 5 balls – as it should be! Why should this game be set to 5-ball? Why wasn’t it set to 5-ball the whole time it’s been at Pinball Land? Read on to learn why, as well as some…

An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making – Jurassic Park Pinball

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Get ready for an adventure 65 million years in the making – Jurassic Park pinball by Stern!  Now available at Pinball Land! From the mind of Keith Elwin (designer of the awesome Iron Maiden pinball machine) comes a smooth-shooting game that is truly a “pinball adventure.”  With 4 ramps, a super-juicy spinner, a very clever…

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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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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!

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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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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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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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The Benefits of a Free Play Arcade

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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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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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Honoring Arcade Legends Nolan Bushnell and Eugene Jarvis

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Not only does Pinball Land offer classic arcade games to play, we also have created an atmosphere and aesthetic born out of pure love for these games.  But these games didn’t just flash into existence on their own – they were all designed and engineered by wild and crazy pioneers whose personalities and resumes are…

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Jokerz! Pinball – Let The Game Begin!

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GR Pinball has provided another wonderfully fun pinball machine for you to enjoy at Pinball Land – Jokerz! Williams released this amusing game in 1988, taking the popular card theme from the electro-mechanical era and updating it with some modern gimmicks. Read on to learn more about what makes Jokerz! just so much fun!

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WOOD TV 8 Names Pinball Land “Today’s Top Pick”

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Today local television station WOOD TV 8 named Pinball Land arcade in Rockford, MI “Today’s Top Pick!” Not only did they give us the title, but they even put out a really nice video.  Take a look! We are honored by the title and really appreciate them giving us a shout out and a link…

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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!”

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…

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Grand Opening!

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Saturday, February 1, come down to Pinball Land and celebrate the official opening of Rockford Michigan’s new arcade! On opening day, we will have 13 awesome pinball machines such as Attack from Mars, Monster Bash, Theatre of Magic, Iron Maiden, Paragon, X-Men and more. There’s also tons of classic video arcade games for you to…