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Pinball Hall of Fame without a car?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by maxnew40, Jul 2, 2014.

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  1. maxnew40

    maxnew40 Low-Roller

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    I have been to Vegas many times but I have not yet made it over to the pinball hall of fame.

    How difficult is it to get there and then back again from the strip? We will bed there in August so it will be too hot for a long walk. I Imagine I would need to take a taxi, will they call a taxi for you when you are ready to go back to the strip?

    -Max
     
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    You could also take the bus. The 201 picks up at the intersection of Tropicana and LV Blvd and drops off quite close to the Pinball Hall of Fame. If you're going in the next few days, though, it may be worth it to spring for a cab and avoid the oppressive heat that comes with waiting at a Vegas bus stop in July. Yes, the Pinball folks can call a cab for you.
     
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    We took the bus when we went - no problem.

    If you have a cell phone, just keep a cab # in your phone and you can call one yourself. Whatever company picks you up at the airport or you see in the cab line at your hotel....
     
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    Tamarus is the 201 stop. There's a crosswalk close by to get back to the north side of Tropicana and then walk a bit further east. When you're done you can either walk to the Tamarus stop or over to the Spencer St. stop, both about the same distance.

    When I went I took the 109 from downtown and walked all the way from Maryland and back to avoid waiting for the 201.
     
  5. maxnew40

    maxnew40 Low-Roller

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    It will be the hottest part of the season when we go, so I will probably just pay for a taxi.

    I was a pinball junky growing up, so I really look forward to this place.

    -Max
     
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    I went to it a few years ago and heard that the shuttle to the Liberace Museum , which was almost across the street, was feree. I figured I'd take it and slip away before going into the Lib Museum...but felt guilty and bought the L tour. It was also an incredibly long shuttle, what with it stopping at every hotel along the way, picking up elderly ladies, and then having to watch about an hour of his show on the overhead TV.

    In short...take a bus, take a car...but never take a shuttle that is going somewhere you don't want to be at.

    One last word about the Pinball Museum...I had been looking forward to seeing games I had played in my youth and some I wasn't old enough to play at the time and I initially thought I would spend my afternoon there...but here's the amazing thing that totally stunned me...within 15 minutes, I was bored. I am going to Vegas ahain in a few months, this time with my car, and I will stop by the museum because I want to play a few games but have planned out my tiime so I am only there about an hour max.
     
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    A few things to keep in mind.

    First, the 201 buses run every 15 minutes, so the wait isn't that long.

    Second, there's a "mini" PHoF at the Riviera Hotel, next to the Food Court, with a decent selection of games (the easiest way to find it is through the food court entrance on Las Vegas Blvd - it took me forever to find it from the casino). Keep in mind that, while the Deuce bus stops in front of the Riviera, the SDX does not (it goes to LVH instead).

    Third, while most of the newer games at PHOF are placed together, the newest one - The Wizard of Oz - is more or less hidden away in one of the aisles for some reason. (Also, the newer games are set up for 75c/game, 5 balls per game.)
     
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    Thanks for the good info.
     
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