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Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum

107 S Hamilton St, McLean, IL 61754-9661
+1 309-287-1725
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Unexpected Novelty

My brother and I drove Route 66 from Santa Monica to Chicago earlier this year. While we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason M
Fun quick little stop

There are lots of arcade games here. It is fun for a little while, but you won't want to stay very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas K
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Bloomington, Illinois
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We are a real arcade, just like you would have found back in 1984. Our games are all operated on real quarters. They are also restored as close to original operation as possible, running on original hardware. Here are some of the games you can play at Arcadia: Pac Man, Galaga, Tapper, Tron, Donkey Kong, The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, Medieval Madness, Street Fighter 2, Terminator 2, Crazy Taxi, Dance Dance Revolution, Sprint 2, Race Drivin', Super Mario Brothers Mushroom World, etc. There is something for everyone at Arcadia.
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2 weeks ago
“Unexpected Novelty”
Nov 13, 2017
“Such a fun, nostalgic stop”
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107 S Hamilton St, McLean, IL 61754-9661
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+1 309-287-1725
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I drove Route 66 from Santa Monica to Chicago earlier this year. While we were having lunch at a diner in Atlanta, which is a small town just before McLean, we met a fellow who was associated with this business. It turned...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of arcade games here. It is fun for a little while, but you won't want to stay very long. The machines still take quarters which was a little disappointing when you think of other places with old arcade machines being "play as...More

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

We stopped here on our Route 66 road trip because we thought our kids would enjoy it, but my husband and I had so much fun too. They had so many games that we played growing up in the 80s, and it was fun to...More

Thank Liz3737
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John Y, Owner at Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thanks for stopping to check us out and taking the time to give us a review! I'm glad you all enjoyed the place. Hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Spent a nice afternoon at Arcadia. They have an awesome assortment of pinball machines along with the other classics. Really enjoyed playing Dance Dance Revolution as well.

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John Y, Owner at Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thanks for visiting and giving a review! We appreciate your business and feedback. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

So fun. My fiancé and I stopped in to check out the pin ball machines. Several games from old to recent. 25-50 cents a piece to play. Going to bring teenage daughter back for sure.

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John Y, Owner at Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! I hope your daughter has as much fun as you did! Thanks so much for coming.

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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Went an a rainy springbreak day to have something to do. Had seen people recomend this attraction on Facebook. So loaded up kids and met a freind with her kids. Was a blast lots of games from pacman to afterburner, with lots of pinball machines...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Brought my two kids(under 18 must be supervised by a parent) with a handful of quarters down to McLean, Illinois to play some vintage pinball and arcade games. I especially enjoyed the Dr. Who pinball game which was kinda weird and let me play for...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Took the kids here (ages 4,7,9) for something different to do near town. They had a great time playing all of the arcade games, although it took them a few minutes to realize they don't get tickets from the machines when done. (Sad but true)...More

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John Y, Owner at Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2016

Glad you guys came and checked us out! Thanks for the review! You're right about it being crowded with games. I tried to cram as many in as possible. Don't worry, though. By the end of 2016 we should be expanded to twice the size,...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2016

I brough my family to the B&B, before heading down for a family vacation. What a great start, the room, was just as advertised and lots of entertainment. We visited both museums (Atlanta and McLean), both were great, lots to do, lots of fun, and...More

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

There was so many amazing old arcade games. I could have spent hours playing the pinball machines. So worth the drive.

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